Free football predictions and betting tips for Israel vs North Macedonia
Israel face North Macedonia in the EC Qualification Round 5 match. The match will be played on Thursday 5 September at 19:45 UK at Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium.
Israel has 7 points after their first 4 games at Group G and is ranked 2nd in the provisional standings, second only to the leader of Poland with full assets.
The first match was at home to Sammy Ofer Stadium against Slovenia and ended with a 1-1 draw. Their second match of the group was also at home in the same stadium and this time Israel won with 4: 2 Austria as the guests led with a goal by M. Arnautović but E. Zahavi scored 3 goals and M. Dabour added one and M. Arnautović with his second hit of the match shaped the final result. In the third round came a new convincing 3-0 victory over Latvia in Riga and E. Zahavi scored again. However, in her last game, A. Herzog’s team conceded their first loss as they came away with Poland 4-0.
North Macedonia have 4 games and 4 points and are in the last but 5th place in the provisional standings and behind them is the only Latvia team that has not won a point so far.
North Macedonia’s only win came against Latvia in the first round at home by 3:1 at Toše Proeski Arena, with the home side being E. Alioski and E. Elmas scoring two goals. Slovenia came on for a 1-1 draw after the home side managed to score after M. Zajc but E. Bardhi brought the point to his team. After a good start and 4 points scored in the first two games, two hosts followed for I. Angelovski, who were lost by Poland’s leader with a minimum of 1-0 after K. Piątek’s goal in the second half and 4-1 against Austria where North Macedonia took the lead after M. Hinteregger’s own goal after 18 minutes, but the visitors evened the score after V. Lazaro scored 39 minutes into the match, and Austria’s big star M. Arnautović added 2 goals and E. Bejtulai scored an own goal in the closing minutes of the match to form the final result.
The two teams were in the same group as WC Qualification Europe in 2016-17 as Israel won their away game 2-1 and North Macedonia won their away game 1-0. In the distant 2007, the two teams were back together in the same group, this time the final winner in both clashes was Israel winning 2:1 away from home and 1-0 in front of their fans.
Our free football predictions was Israel to win the upcoming clash, with a win they will be able to retain second place in the provisional standings and in good circumstances will break away from Austria and Slovenia as the hosts will count on their goalkeeper Eran Zahavi, who has 7 hits since the start of qualifying and is the leader in goalscorers of all groups with two goals more than Artem Dzyuba and Claudiu Keșerü.