Israel – Guatemala SOCCER PICKS
Israel and Guatemala meet at Winner Stadium, in a friendly match. This is Israel’s 3rd friendly of the year, after friendlies against Northern Ireland and Romania. In the case of Guatemala, this is their 5th friendly of the year, after previous friendly matches against Ecuador, Argentina and Cuba. This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
This is the 3rd friendly match of the year of the home team, after previous friendlies in which recorded the following results: Northern Ireland (3-0) Israel and Israel (1-2) Romania. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home win against Albania by (2-0). In the last 7 home matches Israel has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 12 games, of these 3 it reached the halftime advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 12 games, it suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Israeli team started for this match with a home win 2-0 at the reception in Albania, in a game for the League of Nations: the team matches were marked by Day Saba and Tomer Hemed. The Israeli team has a staff with competence in all sectors. So, against a weaker opponent, we believe that the Israelites will choose to act in a 5-3-2, favoring a faster style of play, of constant offensive transitions. Forwards Dabbur and Hemed will be the most offensive references, offering their team the possibility of creating a lot of danger through the passing game. For this game coach Andreas Herzog can count on all his players.
This is the visitor’s 5th friendly match of the year, after previous friendlies in which they recorded the following results: Ecuador (2-0) Guatemala, Argentina (3-0) Guatemala, Guatemala (1-0) Cuba and Guatemala (3) -0) Cuba. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 2 away matches Guatemala has a record of 2 losses.
The Guatemalan team comes to this friendly with a slight, 2-0, against Ecuador, recording the second defeat followed in friendly games. To remember that the last victory was against Cuba, 1-0. As in the previous game, we believe that Guatemala will enter the field using a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the objective of taking advantage of the three arrows that act near the lines: Ceballos, Martínez and Guerra. We also believe that this selection will enter the field more cautiously, since the opponent has several individual values. There are no significant absences for this game.