Israel vs Guatemala
Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Kick-Off at 18:15 UK / 19:15 CET
Venue: Netanya Stadium (Netanya).
Israel will be hoping to keep the right rhythm on Thursday evening when they host Guatemala in a friendly. The Blue and Whites made a massive step towards winning their respective Nations League group in November when they took advantage of the momentum to pick up consecutive wins over Scotland and Albania.
The team led by the Austrian manager Andreas Herzog is three points clear at the top of Group 1 standings. They are on the best way to earn the promotion to the League B. Given the crucial match against Scotland is scheduled for next Tuesday, we reckon Herzog could likely make some rotations in the second half of the Guatemala friendly to give rest to his main players.
Israel vs Guatemala: Head-to-head
This will be the maiden head to head clash between the two outfits.
Israel vs Guatemala: Prediction
This friendly against Israel will be Guatemala’s last action in 2018. They had the chance to enjoy the occasion of playing Argentina a month ago. It ended in a 3-0 loss as Los Gauchos played in a completely reserve line-up on the occasion.
The defeat was followed up by another failure against Ecuador in a match which once again saw Los Chapines fail to score a goal (2-0).
The visitors failed to make it to the final stage of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifications any they did not play an official match ever since September 2016 (more than two years ago). They did see off Cuba twice in August this year, but these victories will count for little when they come face to face with a much stronger Israeli side.
The difference in quality is just massive and we expect the hosts to remove all doubts about the winner in early stages of the contest. The HT/FT Israel/Israel is thus the stand-out pick here, while you can also back the hosts to win by two or more goals difference as an alternative betting option.
Israel vs Guatemala: Bet Tips
Israel -1.5 handicap.