Israel vs Scotland Prediction, 11/18/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Israel vs Scotland
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Location: Netanya Stadium in Netanya, Israel
Odds/Point Spread: Israel (+162) Scotland (+164)
Netanya Stadium is the venue where Hatem Abd Elhamed and Israel (1-2-2 in Nations League) will play Scotland (3-1-1 in Nations League) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Ofir Marciano for Israel and David Marshall for Scotland. The moneyline on this contest has Israel coming in at +162 and the Scotts are priced at +164. The total has been set at 2.25.
Israel has controlled possession of the ball for 53.8% of the time. They have committed 57 fouls as well as having drawn 68 fouls for the tourney. They have attempted 70 shots at the goal with 24 of them being on target, which comes out to a 34.3% shots on target percentage. Israel have tallied 6 goals this tourney, which is currently 19th in the UEFA Nations League.
Hatem Abd Elhamed is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Israelis. Elhamed has been a starter in 18 matchups in his career and accounts for 0.17 goals per 90 minutes. The defender who is from Israel has 3 goals scored in 1,633 mins. He has accounted for 2 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Eran Zahavi, the forward who is from Israel. Zahavi has played 8,410 minutes during 101 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 9 times in his career while scoring 39 goals. He has an average of 0.42 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Israel is Ofir Marciano. Marciano has defended the goal for 9,973 mins and has accumulated 242 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.97 (107 goals allowed) and his save % is .717. The goalie playing for Israel has seen 343 shots tried at him in 113 starting assignments. Marciano (46-35-31 record during his soccer career) has recorded 37 shutouts, which gives him a 32.7% clean sheet percentage.
Scotland has committed 70 fouls in the tournament (26th in the league) and they have 64 fouls drawn. In their matches thus far in the tournament, they control possession of the ball 44.8% of the time. The Scotts earn an average of 2.4 shots on target per 90 while having a total of 5 goals thus far. They have connected on 25.5% of their shots on target out of 47 shots.
Lyndon Dykes should provide a lift for Scotland. He currently averages 0.68 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 260 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from Scotland has earned 23,053 professional minutes while earning 173 goals. He has tallied 49 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 38 times. Make sure to watch out for John Mcginn, the midfielder representing for Scotland. Mcginn has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards in 27,499 minutes played (303 starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.57. He has collected 173 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 50 times.
David Marshall will reside in front of the goal for Scotland. In his pro soccer career, Marshall has conceded 671 goals while totaling 1,687 stops in 502 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.34 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 191-130-181. He is the owner of a save percentage of .721 and his shutout rate is 27.5%. Marshall has racked up 138 clean sheets while defending 2,352 shots against him in 44,982 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Scotland (+164)
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