Wales vs Israel
|Date & Time||Saturday March 28, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Israel Draw Wales
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Wales travel to Israel for a top of the table clash in Group B. Israel have won three from three and Wales are also unbeaten with eight points from a possible twelve with two wins and two draws. Wales are obviously led by Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid superstar has struggled a little of late for Real and with that comes immense pressure in the media and from the fans. This international break will be welcomed by Bale but to be fair Wales will be expecting just as much from Bale as he is the fulcrum on which everything hinges. With Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Liverpool's Joe Allen in midfield and Burnley's Sam Vokes up top there is a support cast here for Wales and Bale but this is a tough trip and on that could have serious implications for both teams chances of progressing from the Group.
Israel know that they must look to win their home games to ensure qualification from this Group. With Belgium struggling at the moment in the Group this is a chance for Israel to cement their place atop the group. Wales have what I would describe as an upcoming team with alot of their young players becoming main stays in top Premier League clubs such as Ramsay and Allen. Israel on the other hand have lost alot of their superstars to retirement, Israel have players of quality with Kayal the former Celtic player, Hemed and Natcho. Israel will be focused on getting the win here but this will not be an easy game for either team.
I am sold on the draw here. I like both defences, I think Israel will obviously have a little advantage being the home team but I do believe that Chris Coleman and Wales are the better balanced side. Wales went to Belgium and got a result and I think again Wales can go to Israel and come away with a point.