Saturday, March 28, 2009



Very briefly, these two are fighting with Switzerland for the group qualification places, this is the first of a double header, with the return in Greece on Wednesday, a "switch" of three points would not surprise me at all and would certainly be better for both than a couple of draws.

Youssi Benayoun has been named as doubtful all week, but I expect him to start, defeat for the home side would leave them with a mountain to climb and they will surely make all the running.

Greece have definitely regressed and I do not think the accusation leveled at coach Otto Rehhagel, namely that he has not brought in enough new blood, is unjustified. He will be without the suspended Katsouranis and strikers Amanatidis, Liberopoulos and Mantzios are all injuried and they will have to start with a couple of debutants. In addition to which, a couple of other players have only been getting limited playing time at their clubs and will be short of match practice. Home win in front of a huge and passionate crowd .

6 points Israel -1/4 ball 2.16 asian line..... now 2.04

Good Luck.

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