Betting tip International: Croatia - Israel

Wednesday, 23.03.2016 at 18:00 o’clock (CET)

It is an interesting meeting between Croatia and Israel on Wednesday in Croatia. It is the first friendly international match in 2016. Of course the eleven of Luca Modric are the clear favourite in this match. While it is a test for the European championship for Croatia, it is only about to stand a strong rival for Israel. Kick-off is on Wednesday at 6 p.m..

Current Performance of Croatia - Small country but big performance, that’s how you can describe the national team of Croatia at the moment, because with nearly over 4 Million citizens Croatia is one of the smallest countries at the European championship. However they are big at soccer, start players like Modric, Kovacic, Mandzukic & Co are the best example for it. At the world ranking Croatia is on the 18th position at the moment. In the last international match season in 2015 they showed a good performance and the team of coach Ante Cacic was satisfied with a good end result. The last three international matches against Russia, Malta and Norway all have been won. On the other side they also had their ups and downs. Against Malta the result was very tight they could win with a score of 1:0. Against Azerbaidjan the match ended in a goalless drawn. It seems as if they have to struggle against smaller teams. In addition they have to play without one great player; Ivica Olic ended his team career a few months ago. It will be exciting how they can compensate his missing in the team.

Current Performance of Israel - After the Trainer legend Eli Gutman has ended his national coach career last autumn this match stands for a new beginning. They have missed the European championship qualification that’s why they focus on the upcoming world championship qualification in autumn. The end of trainer Gutman was not very surprising due to the results in 2015. Except of one victory with a score of 4:0 against Andorra the performance of the team wasn’t very convincing. So they had to suffer defeats against Cyprus and Bosnia – Herzegovina. Especially against Cyprus everyone has expected a better result. In the world ranking they are only on the 67th position currently. The former star player Yossi Benayoun is still the captain of the team but the 36 year old player has already reached the peak of his career. It also seems that they haven’t found a successor for him yet. That’s why Israel has the clear outsider role for the match against Croatia.

Betting tip for this match - Croatia is the clear favourite in this match. Not only because of the individual quality of each player also because of the home advantage. For Israel’s neo coach Alon Hazan is it important to show his qualities because he is the new coach since March. Our tip: Tip 1.

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