Due to recent developments in the Israel-Palenstine conflict, the Israel national team had to postpone their two matches which were planned for the previous international break. Now, the ‘Chosen Team’ will have to complete their UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign by playing four matches in a span of nine days.
On November 12, Israel lost to Kosovo away. On Wednesday, November 15, the team will face Switzerland. The game will be played in Hungary, with the kick-off scheduled for 8:45 pm local time. In our Israel vs Switzerland tips, we will consider the importance of this match to the two teams.
Both teams to score? Yes
The match between Israel and Switzerland promises to be an entertaining one because both teams need the win. And while we will not go as far as to say who will come out victorious in the end, we can predict both teams scoring. Bet365 offers 1.90 odds on it happening.
For Israel, a loss to the Swiss will mean basically bidding farewell to the chances of qualifying directly for the UEFA Euro 2024. Even a draw may not be enough as they will still have to play first-placed Romania up next. So, we expect Alon Hazan’s team to be pushing forward from the first minute.
Switzerland have less things to worry about as they currently lead third-placed Israel by four points. A win on the road would almost certainly guarantee qualification for Murat Yakin’s side, but since they have won only one of their last four matches in Group I, the most we can expect of them is to at least score.
Over 2.5 goals
Expanding our Israel vs Switzerland tips further, we believe that the match in Hungary will bring the viewers at least three goals. Bet365’s odds on over 2.5 goals are at 1.90.
As we explained above, Israel need the win on Wednesday if they hope to qualify directly for the UEFA Euro 2024 (they can still achieve qualification via play-offs but that path is much less certain). For that reason, the nominal hosts will be motivated to adopt a more attacking approach than in recent games.
What is more, Switzerland is a team that is willing to attack and let attack. In UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, the Swiss have scored 20 and conceded eight goals in seven matches. This means that there are, on average, four goals per game when the Swiss play. Wednesday’s encounter shouldn’t be an exception, especially with Israel forced to rotate due to matches ahead.
Switzerland to score in first half? Yes
Since we expect Israel to be bushing forward from the first minute, it is also reasonable to assume that they will leave a lot of free spaces at the back. Switzerland, boasting the best attack in Group I, will definitely look to take advantage of that.
What is more, the best goalscorer in Group I is Switzerland’s Zeki Amdouin who has scored six goals so far. They also have the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka who can create a goal out of nothing, be it with a long shot or with a killer pass. So, the visitors have a lot of ways to hurt Israel’s defence.
Similarly, Switzerland have scored in the first half of every match they have played in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying so far. We expect the same to happen against Israel away, and Bet365’s odds on it stand at 1.72.
Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Israel vs Switzerland tips are mere suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement in the end.