Israel vs Latvia
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Toto Turner Stadium (Be’er Sheva).
With the chances of a direct qualification ticket looking bleak for the hosts, Israel will be hoping to round up their qualifiers with maximum points in the bag. Bearing in mind the away side’s poor streak on the road, Israel are potentially eying all three points for the taking.
Israel vs Latvia Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 3-0 win for Israel.
- Latvia have not registered a victory in their last three games in a running.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past five meetings.
- Latvia have not come out on top against this foe for almost a decade.
- Only one of their previous five matchups have finished as a draw.
Israel vs Latvia Prediction
The hosts have been without a win in their last four qualifiers, the most recent of which witnessed them at the losing end of a 3-1 scoreline against Austria. Be that as it may, Israel have a game in hand over the teams above them in the table. This means that a win on Tuesday would seem them level on points with both North Macedonia and Slovenia, who are currently in contention for the third spot.
Latvia, on the other hand, seems to have abandoned all hopes of making it into the Euros. The away side have been the whipping boys of Group G and have lost all of their qualifiers so far. That too, by very convincing margins.
Furthermore, the visitors have been dismal in front of goal in their recent matches, and have lost without finding the back of the net in their last six games in a row. Taking into account that the hosts have also been getting the better of this foe in their previous three meetings as well, by all means, count on Israel to win both halves and that too without breaking a sweat.
The home team emerged victoriously with a 3-0 scorecard when they last met. Considering that all of their previous five head to head clashes have ended with a maximum of three goals at the most, it is certainly safe to expect Israel to wrap things up with fewer than 3.5 goals on the charts this week.
Additionally, Eran Zahavi has been on fire for the Israeli outfit and has got his name on the scoresheet in each of their last three fixtures. Given that he also routed Latvia all on his own when the two sides last locked horns, count on Zahavi to have his scoring boots on in this one.
Israel vs Latvia Betting tips
Israel to win & Under 3.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
Eran Zahavi to score anytime @ 1.40 (2/5)
Correct score 2-0 to Israel @ 6.00 (5/1).