Tournament hosts Israel kick off the European U-21 Championship against Norway and will be looking to begin their campaign with a win.
Head coach Guy Luzon will be looking to the goalscoring pairing of Orr Barouch and Munas Dabbur, both of whom were responsible for nine pre-tournament goals between them, while the duo have both recovered from injury and are expected to be available.
Thomas Rogne has been suffering from a stomach bug, but trained with the first team on Tuesday evening ahead of the opening fixture and is expected to take his place in the starting XI.
Head coach Tor Ole Skullerud already knows his first team for the fixture and will be confident that the European experience of his 23-man squad will be enough to pick up maximum points against the hosts.
However, Skullerud will be without the quartet of Valon Berisha, Markus Henriksen, Joshua King and Håvard Nordtveit, all of whom will remain with the senior squad until after Friday's World Cup qualifier with Albania.
Israel have won three of their last four competitive U-21 fixtures, defeating Montenegro 5-0 and Sweden 2-1 in their last two.
Norway overcame France in a pulsating 5-4 aggregate win over Les Bleus, of which they secured a pivotal 5-3 win in the second leg to secure their place in the finals.
The visitors will be confident that the experience of their 23-man squad will shine through, with Norway boasting 14 players that have been capped at a senior level, while Israel have only four. Furthermore, only one of Guy Luzon's side ply their trade outside of Israel.
Expect this to be a tense opener to the tournament, with both teams looking to avoid defeat in the first game of Group A, but Norway's experience shining through.
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