Scotland will play Israel this weekend in the World Cup Qualifiers, marking the two teams seventh meeting in three years. 

It comes as Steve Clarke's side continues their quest to qualify for Quatar 2022, after playing in their first major international tournament in 23-years at the Euros earlier this summer. 

With the crowd behind them at a packed Hampden stadium, Scotland will look to extend their current lead over Israel in the Group F table. 

Although it's the Scots who currently hold second place, Israel is only one point behind meaning everything is to play for in Saturday's match. 

The good news is that a home game has previously proved advantageous in head to heads, and with the biggest crowd expected at Hampden since 2017, the team certainly won't be short of support. 

Here's what you need to know about the teams' previous matches and Scotland's track record against Israel...

How many times have Scotland played Israel?

Since October 11 2018, Scotland has played Israel six times, with Saturday's match the seventh in almost exactly three years. 

Prior to 2018, the teams had not met since the 1980s, when they played twice in 1981 and once in 1986. 

What is Scotland's track record against Israel? 

Of the six matches in the past three years, Scotland has won two of the games. 

The first triumph came in the UEFA Nations League on November 20 2018, when Scotland won 3-2 at Hampden in front of a 21,281-strong crowd. 

A draw behind closed doors in the same league came next in September 2020, closely followed by a win on penalties one month later during the UEFA European Championships qualifiers. 

Israel's wins came at their home grounds on October 11 2018 and November 18 2020. 

With another head to head incoming, Saturday's match is not the first time the teams have faced each other in this tournament; they played in Tel Aviv on March 28 2021, drawing 1-1.