Spain resume their quest to reach the World Cup in Russia next year, however they have Italy chasing them all the way and with the Azzurri breathing down their necks, the Spanish cannot afford to be complacent. Indeed only goal difference separates Spain and Italy, therefore the Spaniards will be desperate to collect all three points against Israel.
Spain have already managed fifteen goals in their World Cup qualifiers and they have been thoroughly convincing at home with an 8-0 thrashing of Liechtenstein and a 4-0 demolition of Macedonia, however they will be presented with a bigger test by an Israel side which have managed three successive victories since their opening-day defeat to Italy.
Nevertheless we cannot really back the Israelis against a Spanish side which are a huge step-up from the sides that they have been beating so far in the competition. This should become abundantly clear when Spain win by at least a three-goal margin, something which they have achieved in their two home qualifying games.
This prediction means that we’re expecting a shed-full of goals in this match and going on recent Spanish performances we believe that this will be the case on Friday evening. Julien Lopetegui’s men have banged in twelve goals in their last two games at home with none conceded, therefore we have no reason to believe that this won’t be the case when they face Israel this week.