Israel vs Iceland
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 2 June 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium.
Iceland were part of the top-most league in the previous edition of the Nations League. However, they were relegated at the end of the campaign and now they will have to take part in the second division.
Their immediate objective would be to claim back the top-most tier, and considering the few number of games, they will have to kick into a higher gear right from the get-go.
However, they are going through a poor stretch of performances at the moment, and are letting in goals in huge numbers. This has put huge pressure on them, and especially so in their weakened back line. It’s a doubt if they would be able to keep a clean sheet this Thursday.
Meanwhile, Israel had finished second to last in League B in the previous edition. They will be targeting a higher finish this time around and will likely go after the three points against the struggling Iceland.
But one thing that needs to be taken into consideration is the form of the Israeli defense. They are letting in goals huge numbers, be it at home or on the road. And usually whenever they have gone after huge wins, their defense has let them down as well.
By the looks of things, chances are high for goals to come in plenty this Thursday between the 2 teams.
Israel vs Iceland Head-to-head (h2h)
- 100% of encounters between the 2 teams in the past 2 decades had goals from both teams as well as 3 or more goals.
Israel vs Iceland Prediction & Analysis
Israel had let in 2 or more goals in their last 4 games in a row, as well as 7 of their past 8 fixtures. Do also note that they were winless in 5 of their past 7 overall games.
On the other hand, Iceland are on a 6-fixture winless run, and they had remained so in 11 of their previous 12 overall fixtures. Do also note that they had left in 5 or more goals in 2 of their preceding 3 matches.
Taking into account these observations, expect a high-scoring affair this Thursday between the 2 squads.
Key Stats for Betting
- Both teams had failed to qualify for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
- Iceland had finished second to last in Group J, while their counterparts for the day had finished 3rd in Group F.
Tips for Israel vs Iceland
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).