Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Scotland will be aiming to build on a 4-0 win over Albania when they host Israel at their Hampden Park. The Scotts are brimming with confidence ahead of Tuesday’s football match and seeing that a win over Israel will see them secure promotion to League B, we predict that they are going to leave their hearts on the field. A man to watch in the home team will be Celtic midfielder James Forrest, who scored two goals in the triumph over Albania on Saturday evening. Israel, on the other hand, rolled over Guatemala 7-0 in a friendly on Thursday and they will be looking to extend their winning run to four games when they face Scotland in Glasgow. Salzburg attacker Dabour has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this term, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Anyhow, seeing that Scotland are a real force to be reckoned with at home, there is a big value in betting on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Jon McLaughlin):
Jon McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Sunderland. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since.
Jon McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship.
Jon McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
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.