Israel vs Iceland Betting Tip Israel – 2 June 2022

Israel to make home advantage count

Alfons Sampsted / Iceland ©IMAGO / ActionPictures 25.03.2021

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2 June 1945hrs
Football – International – Nations League
Pick Israel
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 19 May

The domestic season may be over in most of Europe but the Nations League will give football fans their fix in early June. Israel and Iceland do battle in the opening round of Group 2 in League B.


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Israel – Can Israel extend their unbeaten run at home to six matches?

Although it was another campaign where they missed out on the ultimate objective, Israel will be content with their overall showing in the recent World Cup qualifying section. A third place finish behind Denmark and Scotland was probably as good as they could realistically expect, and finishing above Austria is an indication they are on the right track in terms of the squad and it is now up to Alon Hazan has has been in and round the national set-up for a long time.

This will be Hazan’s first match in charge having been appointed last month. Hazan will be looking to get off to a winning start and give his nation the best possible chance of finishing top and potentially a route to the next European Championships.


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Israel win/BTTS
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 30 May)
Israel are on a good run at home of late, too. They’re unbeaten in the last five home games, winning three of their last four including an impressive win over Austria. Those five matches have also seen them score 13 goals which is not a huge surprise when you consider the attacking talent they have at their disposal.
Manor Solomon will join Fulham this summer from Shakhtar Donetsk and is establishing himself as his national team’s most important player. The winger will hope to contribute more than the one goal in his last 10 international appearances.

Iceland Preview – Will Iceland get their Nations League campaign off to a winning start?

Iceland’s golden period which seen them reach Euro 2016 and then the World Cup in 2018 is looking a distant memory right about now. They finished second bottom of their World Cup qualifying section with only Liechtenstein below them and losing five of their 10 matches in that campaign. That followed a hugely underwhelming showing in the last Nations League group stage where they didn’t take a point, scored just three goals and conceded 17 in six matches. Eventually resulting in relation from the top division.

Arnar Por Vioarsson has been in the role for 18 months so has overseen these recent disappointments and there will be some pressure to perform in the upcoming games.


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Iceland’s form away from home is particularly concerning. They’ve failed to win any of their last five, but will point to draws well earned against the likes of Poland and Finland as proof that they are competitive against teams of similar or higher quality.

However, their only two away wins since the coach took over in December 2020 have come against Faroe Islands and Lichtenstein and that is from 14 games in total. It suggests they have work to do if they are to get the better of their opponents in this game.

Israel vs Iceland Betting Advice

With Russia suspended from competing, this section is now down to just three nations with Albania making up the other leg of the triumvirate. The Russians would be favourites to top the group so it presents a real opportunity for one of the remaining nations a chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the playoffs and perhaps a route to Euro 2024.

Surprisingly, this will be the first competitive meeting between the two nations – they’ll soon do battle again when they meet in Iceland on the 13th of June.


Key Facts –  Israel vs Iceland Betting Tip

  • Israel have won three and drawn two of their last five home games
  • Iceland have failed to win any of their last five away matches (two defeats and three draws)
  • The teams will meet again on the 13th of June in what is now a three-nation group due to Russa’s suspension


Israel have shown that they are getting their act together at home and also carry a real threat in attack, even without the veteran Eran Zahavi in this squad. With Iceland’s vulnerabilities on the road there for all to see, back the home team to get the campaign off to a winning start.


Best Betting Odds for Israel vs Iceland

Israel: 10/11 Betfred
Draw: 12/5 at Betfred
Iceland: 16/5 at Betfred