Israel vs. Finland Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 02, 2022 14:00 CET

Mr. Reddington
September 1, 2022
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Israel vs. Finland Prediction

The most interesting match of the first round in group D will be played by Israel and Finland. These two teams played against each other in World Cup qualifiers just seven days ago.

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Israel

Israel comes to Eurobasket after two terrible games they played in the World Cup qualifiers. They lost to Sweden and Finland and thus reduced their chances to a minimum. Now, they will have a chance to take revenge on the Finns and there is no doubt that they will be motivated for this clash.

Israel’s main star at Eurobasket is Deni Avdija. He will be the first solution in offense and the ball will spend the most time in his hands. Alba Berlin duo Tamir Blatt and Yovel Zoosman will play a very important role in coach Goodes system, while Partizan’s talented playmaker Yam Madar is also in starting lineup. They don’t have such a high quality on the bench and everyone can see a big difference in the game when starters leave the court at the end of first quarter.

Israel should be able to advance without too many problems, regardless of the outcome in the first round. In any case, they are much better than Netherlands and Poland, and they are certainly able to beat Czech Republic, even though this group is played in Prague.

Finland

Unlike Israel, Finland did a perfect job in the World Cup qualifiers. Mentioned victory in Tampere is perhaps the key to qualify for the big competition. This time, they will play against Israel on a neutral ground, but the ambition is the same.

Finland also has one NBA player in their roster. Of course, it’s Lauri Markkanen. Just like Avdija on the other side, he will have all the freedom in offense, plus there are several good three-point shooters in this squad. Elias Valtonen was excellent in that match against Israel last week and veteran Petteri Koponen is still in the team. An important role is also played by Sasu Salin, who has been one of the best Finnish players for many years.

Finland aims to finish second in this group in order to have the best possible chance of reaching quarterfinals. Given that Croatia could very easily be third in Group C, it is perhaps the ideal opponent for the Finns at this moment. This is why it will be very important for them to defeat Israel again.

H2H

Game from Tampere seven days ago is the only one these two teams have played against each other in the last seven years. Finland won 79:73 at home! Before that, they met last time at the Eurobasket back in 2015 when Israel triumphed by a double-digit margin.

Injuries

All players are available for both coaches.

Israel vs. Finland Prediction

Seven days ago, Finland showed that they are better team than Israel, regardless of the fact that match was played in Tampere. Defeat against Sweden says a lot about Israel and odds of 1.68 on Finland to win is a solid value. It is to be expected that in the end Markkanen and his friends celebrate a triumph by few possessions.

Date and Time: 02.09.2022 14:00 CET
Pick: Finland to win
Odds: 1.68
Bookmaker: Bet365

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