Israel was able to win against Romania, but took a deserved 1-1 draw in Bucharest. They didn’t allow clear chances, created several classical opportunities, but found themselves back on the scoreboard in the 27th minute, after a bad reaction from the goalkeeper Glazer. They equalized in 53st minute, and were unlucky in the 76th minute, hitting the post. Belarus underwhelmed in a goalless draw away to Andorra on Carlos Ferrer’s debut on the bench. They had meaningless possession in the first half, had a goal disallowed in the 6th minute, and didn’t create another chance until the break. In the second half, they improved, played mainly from the left wing, and had only one classical chance in the 49th minute. Coach Ferrer has some serious problems with absence and can’t count on Maks Ebong (suspended), Yuzepchuk, Shevchenko, Podstrelov, Yablonsky and Klimovich.
Israel is having an excellent run in the qualifying phase and has hopes of qualifying for the finals of the tournament. Belarus is a team with limited possibilities and have key absences. The hosts are superior in all areas and will take the three points.