This weekend sees a EURO 2024 qualifying clash take place between Belarus and Israel with both sides drastically in need of a win.
Belarus currently sit 6th in Group I with no wins from their first two games of qualifying.
It's been a tough start to their campaign for the Eastern European side having been hammered 0-5 at home by Switzerland before losing 2-1 away in Romania last time out.
As such, Belarus have now gone a whopping fifteen competitive games without a win, a run that stretches all the way back to March 2021.
Belarus are very weak on paper with no players in their squad currently plying their trade in a top fifteen league in Europe, with the majority of their squad domestically based in Belarus.
That lack of quality is really showing on the pitch, too, with their current FIFA tanking of 98th the worst it has been since 2014 and the second-worst it's been since 1998.
They do, then, look like they're going to have a miserable qualifying campaign and will likely be food for the group's main contenders.
They can, and will, try to salvage as much pride as possible in this campaign and this game is a good opportunity to restore some pride.
Israel currently sit 5th in Group I with one point from their opening two games of qualifying.
Isreal opened proceedings with a 1-1 draw at home to Kosovo before falling to a resounding 3-0 defeat at Switzerland.
Israel will really be kicking themselves for failing to win a home game with Kosovo given they had home advantage as they'll now likely have to pick up some big away points elsewhere to make up for it.
Israel's form overall is not too bad having won two and drawn one of their three competitive games prior to the start of this qualifying campaign so they'll be hoping this is just a poor start that improves over time.
Their away record is quite a concern coming into this one with the Israelis having lost six of their last eight matches on the road.
These two sides have never met competitively but the last four meetings in friendlies have produced on win each, with the most recent meeting taking place in 2012.
Both of these sides desperately need to win this game and it's a tough one to call. It may end up that both sides cancel one another out.
For our Belarus vs. Israel prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.