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Topic: Croatia vs Israel - Friendlies 23/03/16 17:00  (Read 120 times)

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    Croatia vs Israel - Friendlies 23/03/16 17:00
    « on: March 20 2016, 04:03 »

    Croatia vs Israel

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      Analysis: Croatia vs Israel (23 March 2016)
      « Reply #1 on: March 21 2016, 10:58 »

      Croácia and Israel face at Stadion Gradski vrt, in what is to be the first friendly match of the year for both teams. There is no record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 06‑09‑2011, the match ended with the final score: Croácia (3‑1) Israel. Israel registers significant differences between home and away results, so special attention is due to the home/away factor.

      Analysis of Croatia

      This is the first friendly match of the year for the home team, after having played 2 friendlies last year, with the following final scores: Russia (1‑3) Croatia e Croatia (4‑0) Gibraltar. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 1 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. They come to this match after a away win against Russia by (1‑3). Croácia has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches.

      Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.

      Croatia is playing well right now after winning by 1-3 at Russia in a friendly match: Kalinic, Brozovic and Mandzukic scored the goals of that victory. The home team usually plays in a 4-4-2 formation with emphasys at short passes to progress at the pitch. In this style of play, Manczukic and Kalinic are the main offensive references that have the mission of spread the panic into the defensive opposition. At the back, the manager should use Pivaric, Leskovic, Vida and Mocinic. Anyway, the best player of this team is the midfielder Luka Modric.

      Analysis of Israel

      The away team plays its first friendly match of the year, after not having played any friendlies last year. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 26 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 25 conceded. In their last match, for the European Qualifiers, they got an away loss against a Belgium by (3‑1). In the last 7 away matches Israel has won 3, tied 1 and lost 3.

      Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 12 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

      Israel is coming from a bad loss by 3-1 at Belgium in a match of European Championship Qualification. Tomer Hemed is their striker and best weapon to explore the opposite defences weaknesses. Ben Chaim and Zahavi are responsible for supporting the forward in the offensive process. But they are a fragile formation that should play deffensively in this match, trying to explore quick transitions.

      Betting suggestion:

      We are expecting a Croatia victory in this match. We know it's a freindly, but the croatian team has much more quality. So, we are pointing to a clear domination from the home team that might take advantage of Israel defensive problems.


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