Scotland v Israel Preview, Betting Tips And Enhanced odds

Betting preview, tips and enhanced odds for Scotland’s Nations League clash with the Israel.

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Make no mistake this is a big one for both Israel and Scotland, with both sides locked on six points in C 1. Revenge for their 2-1 loss to Israel and getting the home win will be on the agenda for the Scots, a result which will also see them top the group. Form Labs bring you8 their betting preview and tips for the game and if you are looking for some more value for another night of Nations League action then check out our enhanced odds.

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Scotland Have Found Their Scoring Form

Despite a flurry of absentees and pull-outs from the squad, including strikers Steven Naismith and Leigh Griffiths, Scotland found their goalscoring boots in Albania as they ran out 4-0 winners and will know that a win over Israel will take them into League B. The visitors currently top the group and will be looking to keep things tight at the back once more having conceded just two goals in their three matches so far, though the Scots are right on their tails and only their 2-1 loss in Haifa prevents them from holding the advantage.

Looking For Revenge Over Israel

Scotland were particularly poor that day and had goalkeeper Allan McGregor to thank for keeping the scoreline respectable, though in all fairness they did have to play the final half hour of that clash with 10 men after John Souttar saw red, while Israel’s winner came courtesy of a sliced clearance from Kieran Tierney. However, it should also be noted that the Scots have also benefited from an opponent taking an early bath too as Albania’s captain Mergim Mavraj saw red after just 21 minutes – though Scotland were already ahead by that point and looked a class apart.

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Tierney Unavailable A Blessing In Disguise?

That Tierney is unavailable has quite possibly worked as a blessing in disguise for Alex McLeish. It’s perfectly understandable that he would want to squeeze in the Celtic man alongside Liverpool’s Andy Robertson in the starting XI given the dearth of high-end quality at his disposal, but Tierney didn’t look all that comfortable playing on the left-hand side of a back three and like Robertson, does better when allowed to push forward from full-back. Indeed, having actual wingers rather than wing-backs in Ryan Fraser and James Forrest – both of whom grabbed their first goals for Scotland – allowed Scotland to press higher and provide better service into the box.

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More Attacking Approach

The 24-year-old Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser was making just his third start for the national side having had a sensational start to the season for his club with a hand in nine goals from their opening 12 games. He capped his third national start off with both a goal and an assist, and with Scotland’s squad limited by withdrawals, can expect to retain his place in the starting line-up. Those absentees have opened up some value in the goalscorer markets with the usual suspects missing, and while James Forest is tempting at the prices, Ryan Fraser is preferable in that regard. Both should have an enjoyable night once more as neither should have much defensive work to do with Israel setting up in a back three – meaning they’ll be no oncoming full-back to mark when on the back foot, allowing the two speedsters to utilize their pace in behind as they did against Albania.

Israel Struggle On The Road

Israel are just W3-D1-L8 over their last 12 on the road, with the three victories coming over Macedonia, Albania and Liechtenstein, and so McLeish will be severely disappointed if his team puts on a display similar to the reverse fixture when they were well below par. Scotland may have lost four of their last five at home, but three of these came versus the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal, while the other was up against Costa Rica in McLeish’s first game back in the dugout. He appears to have either found or stumbled across a better formula for success, and Israel lack the quality to cope if Scotland bring their A game.

Scotland to win at 1.74

Ryan Fraser anytime goalscorer at 4.75

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