Israel vs Austria
Europe – EURO Qualification
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium (Haifa).
Israel host Austria in a very important affair which could well determine both teams’ destiny in this qualifying campaign. These two likes are direct rivals for one of top two spots in an evenly-matched Group G together with Poland, while Slovenia might also be a genuine contender if they make a bright start.
Both outfits ended their respective Nations League campaigns as second-placed of three teams in their groups. The Blue and Whites came runners-up to Scotland in a League C group which also had Albania in it. A 3-2 loss away to Scotland in the last round in November last year was crucial to Israel’s ambitions of earning the promotion to League B.
Austria failed to challenge Bosnia-Herzegovina at the top of League B Group 3 claiming just one point in two clashes with the Bosnians. They defeated Northern Ireland both home and away, but these wins counted for little as Das Team have to make it to one of top two spots in this EC Qualification Group to feature the European Championship.
Israel vs Austria: Head-to-head
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes in head to head history between these two likes.
Three of six H2H clashes ended without a winner as Austrians won two and lost one of remaining three.
However, Das Team have never claimed a win on Israeli soil where they lost one and drew two of three outings against The Blue and Whites.
Nonetheless, we have to mention it’s been 18 years since these two likes last played each other.
Israel vs Austria: Prediction
The match will be particularly emotional for the new Israel manager Andreas Herzog who will go against the country he was born in here. Herzog has a deadly attacking duo on disposal in the likes of Tomer Hemed and Munas Dabbur.
Dabbur is enjoying an amazing season with Salzburg and he will no doubts be the biggest threat to Austrian goal here. The visitors have their own strengths in the likes of David Alaba and Marko Arnautovic, but picking up three points in this very complicated away fixture will be quite a big challenge for Franco Foda’s squad.
Draw is generally the best way to go here, while those who’d like safer options can back Israel not to lose at quite attractive 1.66 odds.
Israel vs Austria: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4)
Israel or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6).