How Scotland's previous record againt Israel bodes well for crucial Euro 2020 play-off clash
Scotland have a positive record against tomorrow night’s opponents who stand between them and a Euro 2020 play-off final.
Israel have only won once in six meetings, with Steve Clarke leading the Scots into a seventh and eighth over the next couple of months.
There’s been one draw between the sides – on the previous occasion Israel visited Hampden last month, and they’re back this week for the Euro 2020 play-off.
Here’s a look back at how the other meetings have finished...
Israel 0-1 Scotland – February 24, 1981
Kenny Dalglish gave Scotland a World Cup qualifier win in the first time the teams had met for an international match.
Scotland 3-1 Israel – April 27, 1981
The return match saw wingers Davie Provan and John Robertson score, the latter a double, in front of 61,489 at Hampden en route to qualifying for Spain 1982 as group winners.
Israel 0-1 Scotland – January 28, 1986
The only friendly match between the sides was decided by a Paul McStay goal as Scotland began preparing for the World Cup in Mexico with Alex Ferguson in charge.
Israel 2-1 Scotland – October 11, 2018
Charlie Mulgrew was on the scoresheet in a disappointing night for Scotland in Haifa under Alex McLeish.
Scotland 3-2 Israel – November 27, 2018
Well remembered for James Forrest’s stunning performance where the Celtic winger scored a hat-trick to secure Nations League promotion and tomorrow’s Euro 2020 play-off.
Scotland 1-1 Israel – September 4, 2020
A Ryan Christie penalty after a promising first half had given hope for Scotland but they eased their grip on the game and Israel levelled in the second half for a disappointing result.