Nations League: Scotland vs Israel

Scotland will welcome Israel to Hampden Park in Glasgow on Friday for their match in the new version of the UEFA Nations League. The two countries are classified into group 2 with the Czech Republic and Slovakia and Scotland and Israel having met each other 4 times in history so far. Two matches were played in 1981 when both countries were in the same group in the World Cup qualifiers, with Scotland winning both meetings at the time.

There were two new faces in the 24-man squad when Clarke called QPR striker Lyndon Dykes and Livingston goalkeeper Robby McCrorie and Kieran Tierney rejoined Premier League defenders Andrew Robertson and Liam Cooper in the ranks. defense. Rangers duo John McLaughlin and Ryan Jack were also featured, as were Motherwell defenders Stephen O'Donnell and Declan Gallagher. Celtic's Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Greg Taylor all maintained their positions after joining the squad for the match against Cyprus and Kazakhstan in November and Stuart Armstrong, John Fleck, John McGinn, Kenny. McLean and Scott McTominay provided Clarke with plenty of midfield options, with strikers Oliver Burke, Oliver McBurnie and Lawrence Shankland all back on board. In their last match, Scotland won 3-1 against the away team Kazakhstan last November and they are on a streak of 3 consecutive wins, but before that they have lost 4 matches in a row. No draw has been scored in their last 21 matches and all of Scotland's last 5 matches have more than 2.5 goals.

The last 2 clashes with Scotland were staged in 2018, when each side won at home. No draw has been recorded in the matches between Scotland and Israel so far, with 3 out of the last 4 games having more than 2.5 goals, and each one seeing goals in both. 2 teams. Israel lost to North Macedonia in the last match 0-1 at Skopje in November earlier. The Israel team is doing poorly with 2 consecutive defeats and only one win in the last 7 matches, only 1 of those 7 matches ended with a victory for the visitors. All but 1 in 5 recent Israeli encounters had more than 2.5 goals and 4 saw goals in both teams.