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Israel vs Iceland Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
19 March 2024, 17:08

When considering other pairs of this Euro playoff round, Israel and Iceland pair can be called the most balanced one, without a clear favourite. Both teams have chances to qualify for the final round, where they will meet the winner of Bosnia and Ukraine pair. Israel and Iceland met twice in official tournaments, in the framework of UEFA Nations League, where in both matches teams had a draw 2-2. Both of these matches were rich in events and it can be well-expected that the upcoming clash will also be eventful, considering that the teams had decent statistics in terms of scored and conceded goals. This is particularly evident in the case of Iceland, who scored 17 and conceded 16 in 10 matches of the group stage.

Israel vs Iceland Preview 

Israel Preview

Israel finished its group stage performances in third place with 15 points. The team started its campaign quite confidently, losing only to Switzerland (3-0), with 3 wins and two draws in the first 6 matches, but the results in the end of the group stage cost the team the direct promotion. Israel lost to Kosovo and Romania (1-0, 2-1) and won in the last match against Andorra, which was not enough to surpass Switzerland, who got 17 points. Alon Hazan has an interesting team selection, with some potential young stars, such as Dor Turgeman and Oscar Gloukh, as well as proven veterans such as Eran Zahavi and Miguel Vitor. 

Iceland Preview 

Fans of Iceland called the group stage campaign quite disappointing, given that the team’s performance was far from stable. The team consistently struggled to show cohesive game, confidently winning only over the main group’s outsider, Lichtenstein (7-0, 4–0). While losing to Portugal can be considered as expected, given the difference of the teams in class, 3-0 loss to Bosnia or 4-2 loss to Slovakia clearly indicated the problems of the team. Age Hareide attempts to raise the new generation of Icelanders who can potentially replicate the historic success of the team in 2016, but the incohesiveness of the team in terms of concentration can become a serious obstacle.

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Best odds: Israel vs Iceland

Betting Tips for Israel vs Iceland

Israel Draw No Bet

The squad of Israel presents a more balanced story of blending between veterans and young wonderkids. At the same time, Iceland stakes on a young generation, which can potentially cost the Icelanders the promotion to the finals of the playoffs. Despite quite disappointing results at the end of the group stage for Israel, the team looks more well-prepared to qualify for the finals. Unibet gives 1.66 for this Israel vs Iceland prediction.

Total Goals Over 2.5

In the previous head to head matches, both teams showed spectacular football, with both matches ending with a score of 2-2. During the group stage, Iceland conceded a lot, while Israel tended to concede in rather peculiar moments, which indicates that in this match, there will be a lot of moments for both teams. Israel vs Iceland odds for this outcome, as indicated by Unibet, are 2.14.

Total Yellow Cards Over 4.5

Given the importance of the match for both teams, there will probably be a lot of heated moments. The temperament of both teams is well-known and coupled with a lot of young players in both squads, who are still yet to learn how to control themselves during the matches, it is well-expected to see quite a lot of fouls and yellow cards. Unibet gives 1.87 for this Israel vs. Iceland tip.

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