Match date: 10 Oct 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: International Football
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-2 - Lost
Israel are currently at third position at the table in group B of qualifications for European Championship, which leads them to a play off for placement on Euro 2016. They will now host Cyprus in ninth round and they must go for a victory here in front of their fans in order to secure their position. Israel achieved four victories, with one draw and three defeats, they had a solid start of these qualifications with three victories in a row against Cyprus, Andorra and Bosnia, but after that they suffered three consecutive defeats and they are now coming here after goalless draw at their field against Wales. They will for sure give their best to achieve positive outcome at their field against probably one of the weakest teams in this group and repeat result from their last duel where Israel won 2:1.
Cyprus on the other side is at fifth position in group B with three victories and five defeats and they will probably miss European Championship. Cyprus didn't impressed with performances but they can be satisfied since they achieved three victories and scored twelve goals. They must improve their defense for next qualifications, since they conceded thirteen goals in eight matches. In last ten matches in all competitions they achieved three victories and seven defeats and they simple can't compete with mediocre European teams. They have negative record in matches against Israel and in last five games they suffered four defeats and got one draw. As they have minimum of chances to qualify they will try at least to make it harder for Israel.
Israel will for sure go for a victory here to secure their position, they are favorites here and must give their best to achieve positive outcome in this match in front of their fans while Cyprus will try to at least stay undefeated, but I expect home victory here.