Israel vs Moldova
International Friendly Match
Date: Tuesday, 6th June 2017
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Winner Stadium (Netanya).
Israel will be looking for a morale boosting win when they host Moldova for a friendly on Tuesday night. The Blue and Whites had a decent run in their World Cup qualification campaign until the 4-1 thrashing by Spain in the last match. They have previously lost to Italy, while winning against Albania, Macedonia and Liechtenstein. They are third in the group with 4 points off the top two teams.
Mathematically, they can still qualify for the continental competition, but they must beat Italy and Spain in the reverse legs.
Moldova’s qualification campaign is virtually over, after managing just 1 point from their 5 matches so far. They lost 4 matches in a group that included Austria, Ireland, Wales and Serbia. The lone point came from the draw against Georgia.
Moldova are ranked 126th by FIFA, so there is little to expect from them in major tournaments. Moreover, they have won twice in their last 29 matches in all formats, while the number of defeats stay at 19.
Israel vs Moldova: Head-to-head
Israel are unbeaten against Moldova in their three meetings so far. The most recent ones came in the World Cup 2010 qualification campaign. Israel won both legs; 3-1 at home and 2-1 away.
However, Moldova did pick a draw in their previous visit to Israel in 2004, which is the only other meeting between the two teams.
Israel vs Moldova: Prediction
On current form, Moldova is a huge mismatch to the Israel football team. The visitors are a side that is struggling to pick up results. A comfortable home win is very much in the cards, despite Israel not being in best of their form.
Israel vs Moldova: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Israel/Israel at 1.95 by Ladbrokes (Dropping Odds)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.08 by Pinnacle (Dropping Odds).