Football tips tonight for Austria vs Israel
Austria face Israel in the EC Qualification Round 7 match. The match will be played on Thursday 10 October at 19:45 UK at Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
Austria will last fight for one of the first two places in the group, currently occupying the 3rd position with an asset of 10 points and lagging behind one point of the second Slovenia and 3 of the leader Poland. The team started extremely difficult in qualifying as they lost at home with 1-0 from Poland, and then defeated Israel by 4-2 in Haifa as Eran Zahavi scored.
After that, Franco Foda’s team achieved 3 consecutive wins, winning against Slovenia, North Macedonia and Latvia, and in their last match recorded zero draws against Poland, leaving them in the battle for the top 2.
Israel are only in 5th position with an 8-point asset, yet they are only 3 points behind in second place and they cannot yet be written off from the fight for one of the first two places. Unlike their upcoming rivals, they started very well with the 1:1 draw against Slovenia, then beat 4:2 Austria and 3-0 as a guest Latvia.
But then they lost 4-0 to Israel and the biggest disappointment was home draw 1:1 against North Macedonia in the 5th round, losing two key points. In the last round, they lost 3:2 to Slovenia, leading 62 minutes into the match with 2:1 in Ljubljana after a goal by Eran Zahavi, but the home side got a complete reversal after Roman Bezjak was hit in the 66th minute by Benjamin Verbič. in the 90th minute.
This match is extremely important for both teams, but in addition to winning it will take them away from the fight for the top 2. Austria are a team in shape and I think they have the power to win at home over Israel who are unconvincing in their away games and have recorded 2 consecutive losses away from home.
Enjoy our football tips tonight!