Latvia vs Israel (By: PlayMaker)
As expected, Latvia is difficult to create surprises in the qualifying round of Euro 2020. Diving down to the bottom of Group G, Latvia's chances of going forward are very low. Their opponent in the third round is not easy to play at all. The Israeli team is showing a stable face while still chasing the Polish White Eagle.
Considering the Latvian team's 5-match performance, disappointment is what fans are suffering from. Their national team has not won any victory yet. The idea of two Nations League draws ahead of the Euro qualifier will make Latvia more excited but all are wrong. Even in the first match, the Latvian team was easily crushed by Northern Macedonia with a loss of 1-3.
Entering the second match, Latvia had to face the strongest Poland team of Group G. Only 27% of possession time, 4 shots on target are the clearest proof for Latvia's bottom. But it must be very difficult for Poland to score goals. 76th minute, Latvian defense was broken after Lewandowski's opener. Glik is the player who determines the 2-0 victory for the White Eagle.
The Israeli team is showing an ambition to attend Euro 2020 after showing a positive face. In the first day of the campaign, Israel faced Slovenia. With their home advantage, the Israeli team controlled the ball 56%. But the opportunity to tilt more towards the Slovenia team. After 90 minutes of intense competition, the two teams held each other with a 1-1 draw.
Entering the second match, the Israeli team created a huge surprise against Austria. Better rated, but the Austrian team played extremely pale. Being led right in the 8th minute but Israel was not discouraged. With Eran Zahavi's shine with a hat-trick, Israel had a successful comeback. The final result of the match is 4-2 in favor of the Israeli host. With 4 points obtained after 2 matches, Israel rose to 2nd place in Group G..
Certainly the name that Latvia needs to take care of most in the next match on the Israeli side is Eran Zahavi. The 31-year-old striker had four goals for himself after just two appearances. Average performance of 2 goals / match is an impressive number for Zahavi. Thanks to his success, the Israeli team has achieved good results in Euro 2020 qualifiers.
However, if they want to go further, Israel needs to quickly improve its defense. After 2 matches, the Israeli team conceded 3 times. If they still retain the poor performance of the defense, Israel is easily defeated when the team encounter higher quality opponents. Even that, Latvian defense is much worse than Israel with 9 goals conceded from last 5 matches.
Looking at the poor defense from both sides, surely they need to improve their weakness and start the game more carefully. Even Israel is huge favorite to win, I also see a very tight game here.
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Latvia vs Israel predictions
|2 & under 2.5||Bet365||3.25||8||0-3 LOST (-8 units)|
Latvia vs Israel betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).