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Israel v Spain Betting: La Roja's final World Cup qualifier unlikely to provide goals galore

09:53 BST 09/10/2017
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With Julen Lopetegui's already assured of a place in Russia and the hosts unable to qualify, this game could lack the intensity that some might expect

Friday night saw Spain qualify for their 11th successive World Cup finals, with La Roja overcoming Albania 3-0 on the same night that Italy drew 1-1 at home to Macedonia.

The 2010 World Champions have a five point lead over the Italians heading into the final game in Group G, meaning their trip to Israel on Monday evening is of little consequence.

Nevertheless, Julen Lopetegui will be looking for a strong performance from his side to round off what has been an excellent qualifying campaign and dabblebet offer an away win at just 2/5 (1.40).

Israel for their part began the campaign strongly with three wins from their opening four games, but then endured four consecutive defeats to end any faint hopes they might have had of securing a place at next summer's tournament.

Elisha Levy's side were beaten 4-1 by Spain back in Gijon back in March and they can be backed at 15/2 (8.50) to pull off a shock win, with the draw priced at 15/4 (4.75).

On Friday night we backed under 3.5 goals in La Roja's game with Albania and opposing goals again could bring us more profit in Jerusalem. Under 2.5 goals is offered at 19/20 (1.95) and this is a selection that has paid out in four of Spain's last six away qualifiers.

Having conceded just three goals in the entire qualifying tournament, we can readily expect Spain to keep things tight at the back, while the only time in their last six away qualifiers where they scored more than one goal was in Liechtenstein.

With little on the line for either side, it is not likely to be a high intensity game, and the price of 15/8 (2.88) for a goalless first half could also be of interest to those seeking a bigger potential return.

Furthermore, Lopetegui is likely to make changes to the Spain line-up with the coach possibly experimenting in formation and personnel meaning that backing a low scoring game looks extremely appealing. 

Under 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2.5 pt stake with dabblebet