This Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Italy will host Israel at the Stadio Città del Tricolore for a match in the UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Both teams are chasing a spot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup out of Group G and should give a very hard-fought encounter in this game.
How to Watch Italy vs Israel
The Italy vs Israel match will be broadcast this Tuesday, September 5 at 11:45 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Fox Sports 1
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)
Italy vs Israel Match Preview
Italy is second in Group G of these qualifiers with 16 points, only three points back of first-place Spain but only four points ahead of third-place Albania. Gli Azzurri had a disappointing 3-0 loss against Spain in their last game but should be able to win this game comfortably.
The strongest component of the team is the defense with players like Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Gianluigi Buffon in between the sticks. The first time these two teams met Israel found it difficult to break down that back line as Italy walked away with a 3-1 victory away from home.
Israel is still in contention for that second-place spot in Group G, currently in fourth with nine points. The Blue and Whites are coming off a very disappointing 1-0 loss against Macedonia at home that may have crippled the team’s chances of playing in the next World Cup.
The Israel squad does not compare to Italy’s but still has some intriguing players on it like ex-Premier League players Tal Ben Haim and Yossi Benayoun. Even with Italy going into the match as the clear favorite, the game should still be a very intense encounter and be one to watch this Tuesday.