On October 11 2018 at 19:45 at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa in the forhtocimung regular game of the third round of the UEFA Nations League the local Israel national team will play against Scotland national team. This is going to be the match between two teams which haven’t been able to make it to the finals of the big international competitions for a really long time. The victory in this upcoming game can get them much closer to this aim.
Israel have only played one game in the Nations League and it wasn’t a successful one of them as they lost to Albania 0:1. After that they made a mistake in a friendly match as they lost to Northern Ireland with the serious 0:3 score. As you see, Israel can’t be considered even the European middle-peasants for now.
As for Scotland, they outplayed Albania in their last match with 2:0 score and it let them become the leaders of their group in the Nations League. They have looked rather solid playing against the teams of their own level and yet it seems to us that they aren’t ready yet to play against the world football grands. The loss to Belgium with 0:4 score proved it really well.
Scotland look a bit better in the upcoming match and yet we shouldn’t forget the fact that Israel are playing at their domestic stadium now. We shouldn’t expect the teams to score a lot of goals this time as there aren’t a lot of creative attacking players in their squads.