The Bloomfield Stadium will be the venue for Israel’s opening Group I match in their UEFA Euro qualifying campaign on Saturday when they host Kosovo from 17:00 GMT.
Israel have won twice in their last five matches in all competitions. They have drawn once and lost twice in the process, including in their last outing, which ended in a 2-3 reverse against Cyprus.
Israel have not kept a clean sheet in these five matches. They have scored 11 goals while conceding 10 in the process.
Kosovo have had a solitary win in their last five matches in all competitions. The two draws came in their last two matches against the Faroe Islands (1-1) and Armenia (2-2). Their solitary win in the last five outings came at home against Cyprus, which ended in a 5-1 triumph.
Both camps indicate that their squads have no injury or suspension issues. This sets the stage for a competitive fixture when the two sides clash on Saturday.
Israel will go into this fixture with a slightly better run of form over the last five matches; however, Kosovo go into this match on the back of three unbeaten matches.
A draw is the most likely result in this clash, with both sides starting with a point in Group I.
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