Sports Mole preview Monday’s Nations League clash between Iceland and Israel, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Israel make the trip Iceland for her coming UEFA Nations League Game with the possibility of getting on the brink of promotion to the highest league.
However, with Iceland just two points behind the visitors in Group B2, things could change significantly with one game remaining.
After Russia was knocked out of the competition due to the military invasion of Ukraine, Israel remains the favorite to take the top spot in a group of three nations.
They certainly didn’t have their own path, a 2-2 draw with Iceland on Matchday 1 followed by a comeback win over Albania on Friday.
Despite this, Israel can almost secure first place with just two games left, a win that will force Albania to win both remaining games.
Israel’s four goals were shared, a Mansion Solomon A brace proved the difference against Albania after the home side had initially taken a 1-0 lead.
That success also ended a run of four straight defeats, and their only loss in five games came from a 2-0 friendly against Germany.
Victories have been difficult for Iceland lately, with Thursday’s 1-0 win in San Marino being their first since 11 October.
On a positive note, they have drawn five out of eight games, most recently a comeback with a 1-1 draw against Albania on Monday.
However, Iceland have won just two home games in the last 20 months, the only win on familiar ground since early 2021 being against Liechtenstein.
Form of the Iceland Nations League:
Iceland form (all competitions):
Form of the Israel Nations League:
Form Israel (all competitions):
After I made changes for the narrow win against San Marino, Arnar Vidarsson will fall back to the majority of the team that drew against Albania.
Aron Elis Thrandarson scored the only goal of the game and it might be enough to give him a chance in central midfield.
Real Madrid youngsters Andri Gudjohnsen seems likely to keep its place in the center of the attack.
Sun Menahem He is expected to be drafted into the Israel XI after the left-back Doron Leidner injured against Albania.
You can say the same Already Weissman With Munus Dabbur turn to return in the final third while Dan Glaser shall represent the suspended Eden Karzev.
Iceland possible starting line-up:
Runarsson; Sampsted, Magnusson, Gretarsson, Olafsson; Johannesson, Bjarnason, Thrandarson; Sigurdsson, Gudjohnsen, Thorsteinsson
Israel possible starting line-up:
Marciano; Dasa, Vitor, Goldberg, Menahem; Jaber, Glaser, Peretz; Abada, Dabbur, Solomon
We say Iceland 1-2 Israel
With both teams going into this game undefeated, there will be a degree of respect in the early stages. Nevertheless, we feel that the guests are the better quality in all areas, which means that we can count on a hard-fought victory with one or two goals in three.
For a data analysis of the most likely outcomes, goal scores and more for this game, please click here.
Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com predict under 3.5 goals in this game. Click here to find out what else they predict for this game and for more of their tried and true football tips.Under 3.5:Data