Israel vs Slovenia preview for Thursday’s European Championship qualifying match in Haifa.
This fixture is among the first round of games in Group G.
Thursday’s football match at Sammy Ofer Stadium pits together Israel and Slovenia, the two teams who face each other at the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
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Israel aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Scotland in their last UEFA Nations League game and they are definitely capable of making life difficult for the Zmajceki in front of home fans.
Israel are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in their opener.
The Slovenians, on the other hand, failed to win previous six games in all competitions and it is no surprise they are seen as underdogs in Thursday’s clash.
Two countries who will hope to challenge the two favorites in Euro 2020 Qualifying Group G go head-to-head on matchday one – and we are backing the spoils to be shared in Haifa.
Poland and Austria are the nations the bookmakers expect to claim the two places available at next year’s tournament from this pool,
but it looks one of the more open sections and neither of those teams has been in particularly sparkling form of late.
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Therefore an opportunity could emerge for either or both of Israel and Slovenia, although they also must produce a more consistent run of positive results to fight for a top-two placing.
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 Zmajceki are not as sharp as they were a couple of years ago and we do not believe that Matjaz Kek’s men are capable of spoiling Israel’s party at Sammy Ofer Stadium.
Score Prediction: Israel 2-1 Slovenia
How to watch and live stream Israel vs Slovenia
You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Football from 7:40pm.
Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the match via the SkyGo app.
If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the match through NOW TV.
You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £8.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract.
NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
It will also be available on NewGersy Blog.
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
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 21st March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium (Haifa).