Israel vs Latvia – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 15.10.2019

Israel can ill-afford to drop points in this European Championship qualifier (ECQ) against Latvia if they want to keep their slim qualification hopes alive. Yet Israel face an uphill task after no wins in their last four ECQs (D1, L3), in a run of games that has seen them concede 11 of their 14 goals against in the last four games.
What’s more, the hosts are slow starters with only four of their 12 ECQ goals coming before half-time, while four of their games saw a goalless first half. Israel have also seen the half-time result match the full-time one in six of their seven qualifiers.
That’s also been the case with six of Latvia’s seven ECQ fixtures (L7), with the visitors trailing at the break in six of those. The last six of those fixtures actually saw Latvia fail to score, while all seven defeats came despite a -1 handicap ‘headstart’.
Latvia’s last ECQ victory came way back in October 2011 – 18 fixtures ago (D5, L13), with two-thirds of the matches during that sequence also seeing Latvia fail to score. However, they have scored in four of their last six ECQ road trips overall, including netting their only Group G goal in their first away game this campaign.
Players to watch: Eran Zahavi scored all three Israel goals against Latvia in the reverse ECQ fixture, with two coming by the hour mark. Meanwhile, each of Dāvis Ikaunieks’ four international goals have given Latvia a lead.
Stat attack: Five of Israel’s 12 ECQ goals this campaign have come in the 46-60 minute period, with three exactly in the 55th minute.
Latvia have conceded exactly two first-half goals in their last three ECQ fixtures.
A quarter of Latvia’s ECQ goals were conceded (six of 24) after the 75th minute.
Head-to-head matches: ISRAEL – LATVIA
07.06.19 EUR Latvia Israel 0 : 3
04.06.11 EUR Latvia Israel 1 : 2
26.03.11 EUR Israel Latvia 2 : 1
05.09.09 WC Israel Latvia 0 : 1
15.10.08 WC Latvia Israel 1 : 1

Euro – Qualification – Round 8
Israel vs Latvia
Kick-off: October 15, 21:45
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.58@BWIN