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Israel vs Albania - World Cup Qualification Europe Preview and Odds

Israel vs Albania - World Cup Qualification Europe Preview and Odds

June 11, 2017 19:45pm - Sammy Ofer Stadium

World Cup Qualification - Group G

Having been drawn in a group featuring both Italy and Spain, Israel were always going to face an uphill struggle trying to qualify for next year`s World cup Finals in Russia. However, so far they have acquitted themselves well and are currently positioned in third place in the table, just four points behind the leaders. While qualification still seems unlikely, a win this weekend would certainly keep them in contention and ready to pounce should either of the big two slip up.

Their preparations for this game did not go quite as planned, having been held to a 1-1 draw at home by Moldova. But in their competitive matches, they have lost just one of their last five and that defeat came against the might of Spain. Prior to that, they enjoyed triumphs over Macedonia and Albania on the road and Liechtenstein at home.

Meanwhile, Albania have shown little to suggest that they can pull off a surprise by progressing from this group. As expected, they opened their campaign with wins over Macedonia and Liechtenstein but since then, they have slumped to three straight defeats.

Having made it to Euro 2016, they would have hoped to build on that success, but to be fair, they received an awful draw and were fighting against the odds from day one.

Last time out, they suffered a shock 2-1 friendly defeat at the hands of Luxembourg to extend their run of defeats to five. As a result, they will be starting this game low on confidence.

Recent form (All competitions)

Israel: DLWWW

Albania: LLLLL

Betting odds and tips

Israel strolled to a 3-0 when the two teams met in Albania back in November and should find life even more comfortable on home soil. As a result a home win should be backed with odds of 21/20 available.

You can back Israel to Win at 21/20 or to Win to Nil at 2/1 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Israel v Albania Live Betting Odds - Europe - World Cup Qualifying

Home Win
10/11
Draw
5/2
Away Win
18/5