Scotland return to Nations League action on Thursday night with a trip to Tel Aviv to take on Israel.
Alex McLeish’s side began their campaign in UEFA’s new competition with a convincing 2-0 home defeat of Albania, who themselves beat Israel during the previous international break.
Scotland are looking to make it six points from six in the Nations League, and if they do secure victory in Tel Aviv it will be the first time the Tartan Army have won consecutive matches since October 2017.
They have a brilliant opportunity to do so against an Israel side who have lost each of their last four games.
The match kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 11, and you can listen to full commentary of Israel vs Scotland on talkSPORT 2.
What the managers are saying
Andi Herzog (Israel): “We created some opportunities against Albania, but against Northern Ireland we didn’t even get into their penalty area. We completely lost our shape in the second half. But I saw some good things in these two games and against Scotland at home, with the crowd behind us, it will be a completely different game.”
Alex McLeish (Scotland): “The word is they’re much better at home than they are away from home. They haven’t won in a while, but I know the coach Andi Herzog is trying to stamp his personality. We saw with the Russians – they were seven games without a win before they blitzed their own World Cup. We want to try to get to that kind of level now. We’re bracketed with Israel and Albania now but we want to aim higher.”
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Where can you listen?
You can hear full commentary of Thursday’s clash on talkSPORT 2, kick-off 7:30pm. Click here for the Israel vs Scotland live stream
Ryan Fraser and Leigh Griffiths have withdrawn from McLeish’s squad, leaving Steven Naismith, Johnny Russell and Oli McBurnie as Scotland’s attacking options.
Israel: Haimov; Dasa, Tibi, Yeini, Habashi, Tawatha; Kayal, Natkho, Peretz; Hemed, Dabbur
Scotland: McGregor; Souttar, Mulgrew, Tierney; O’Donnell, McGinn, McDonald, McGregor, Robertson; Naismith, Russell