Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Estadi Nacional will host Tuesday’s football game between Andorra and Israel, the two teams who were beaten by Belarus and Romania respectively in their last group games. The hosts are eyeing their first win of the process, but given their four-match losing run in Group I, home win should not be considered. Defender Moises San Nicolas is back from suspension, while both Vales and Sanchez are pushing for recalls to the starting XI.
Israel, on the other hand, missed out on a spot at the 2024 European Championship finals following the heart-breaking loss to Romania and seeing that Alon Hazan is widely expected to mix the squad, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Tottenham Hotspur forward Manor Solomon remains on the sidelines with a meniscus problem. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in four of Israel’s last five qualifying games.
Highlighted Team (Israel):
Israel are the direct successor of the Mandatory Palestine national football team. The Israelis received full UEFA membership in 1994, 20 years after leaving AFC and they have been facing European sides in the World Cup qualifiers ever since. Israel participated at the 1970 FIFA World Cup finals in Mexico, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
The Israeli national football team have yet to qualify for the final stages of the European Championship, but they made it to the quarter-finals of the Olympics on two occasions (1968, 1976). Israel play their home games at both Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa and Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.
Yossi Benayoun is the most famous and the most capped Israeli footballer and it has to be noted that the pacey midfielder played for the likes of Racing Santander, West Ham United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in the past. Israel play their home games in blue shirts and blue shorts, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.