Israel U21 vs Ireland U21 PREVIEW & PREDICTION 11/10/2018

Match of the ninth qualifying session for the U21 European Championship that will face the selections of Israel and Ireland in Acre.

I am very surprised by the quota for several factors:

– The selection of Israel is eliminated. After a bad tournament in which he was only able to win once the selections of Kosovo and Azerbaijan is out of competition with 8 points in 8 games.

– The selection of the Republic of Ireland keeps their qualifying options intact. With unattainable Germany will be played with Norway (tied to points but with better goalaverage for the Scandinavians) to get second place. To do this they must score more points than the Norwegians and since both have a game against Germany (Ireland with the advantage that the Germans will probably qualify for the match) their chances of passing are in this match and they must also score points to finish in a good position in the second table (there are 4 places for the second and there Ireland and Norway can not afford many trips).

– In the first leg the Irish team gave a real look at Israel winning 4-0 at home. Little has changed the selection of Ireland with respect to that party after this last call, so it is another element to take into account.

Not only by qualification but by previous confrontations and we can venture for the competitive level of their staff (the Irish play all in English football, while the Israelis do almost all in the local league) I find it very surprising that Ireland comes out of dog before Israel. Also, since victory is almost an obligation for the Celts, this quota for William Hill seems very interesting to me.