Israel vs Slovenia
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 21st March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium (Haifa).
Both plied their trades in League C of UEFA Nations League, and Slovenia was cast away to League D at the end of the competition. They failed to record a single win and will be aptly on the back-foot, considering they are going against one of the top performers of the same League C, and also due to their away status for the fixture.
Israel gave a great battle for the top spot of Group 1 in League C and had to give up their hopes only in their last scheduled encounter. In a tie, which was potentially the final for the teams involved, due to the fact that the winner would get promoted to League B, Israel lost on the road against a stupendous hattrick by James Forrest. The match ended 3-2, in favor of the hosts.
Israel vs Slovenia Head-to-head (h2h)
- These teams have fought thrice in the last 20 years, with all three games coming before 2006.
- Two of the three matches ended with under 2.5 goals.
- The only game for which Israel played the hosts, ended as a goalless draw.
- The only win in an h2h tie came for a home side.
Israel vs Slovenia Prediction
Slovenia gave one of the worst performances by any team in League C, during the Nations League competition. They failed to win a single tie and unceremoniously has been booted to League D, for the next edition of the tournament. On the other hand, Israel led a spirited campaign, and had hopes of promotion to League B, till the last moment of their very last tie. They missed out on it by a whisker.
They are disheartened, they need reparations, and they are ready. With the home crowd behind them, they are taking on a struggling Slovenia. The visitors are winless in their last six games and have just one win in their last 11 matches. On the road, the team was winless in 13 of their last 15 games.
Meanwhile, Israel won their last three home-ties in a row and recorded two or more goals in all three. They scored 11 goals in total during these three games, while conceding just one in the process. Also, Israel has never had its defense breached at home.
Expect a hard-fought, win to nil for the hosts.
Israel vs Slovenia Betting Tips
Israel to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 2.50 (3/2).