Andorra seeks to conclude their challenging Euro 2024 qualification campaign on a positive note as they host Israel at the Estadi Nacional in Andorra la Vella on Tuesday night.
Positioned at the bottom of Group I with just two points from nine matches, Andorra faces Israel, who can’t secure a Euro 2024 spot but will be seeded in the UEFA Nations League B playoffs.
Struggling in the group stage, Andorra sits at the bottom with only two points. Their offensive struggles are evident with three goals scored and 18 conceded.
Despite not securing a victory since September 2022, they aim to end this campaign on a high note.
Israel, placed third in the group, faced a 2-1 defeat against Romania in their previous match. With three wins, three draws, and three losses in nine matches, Israel’s Euro 2024 qualification hopes are dashed, but they’ll strive to secure a spot via the playoffs.
Andorra enters the game without any reported injury concerns but might witness some changes in the forward line with Aaron Sanchez potentially replacing Cucu.
Marc Vales, the squad’s top scorer with five goals, is set to feature in defense, while captain Marcio Vieira will command the midfield.
Israel doesn’t have any injury or suspension worries. Tai Baribo might feature in the attacking lineup, supporting vice-captain Eran Zahavi, their leading scorer with 34 goals.
Dor Turgeman could also be involved in the forward line, alongside highly sought-after teenager Oscar Gloukh.
De Pablos, Llovera, Vales, Pomares, Cervos;
Alaez, Reves, Vieira, Martinez;
Dasa, Vitor, Goldberg, Revivo;
Baribo, Gloukh, Turgeman;
Prediction: Andorra 0-2 Israel
Despite Andorra’s competitiveness in certain matches, Israel is expected to secure a victory. Israel’s slightly disappointing form doesn’t overshadow their quality, and they’re likely to claim all three points in this encounter.