The prediction of Germany and Iceland comes before the match of the 1st round of World Cup qualifications. This game will be played on March 25th, at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena, Germany. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Germany vs Iceland Match Preview and Team News
Looking back through Germany’s last games, it’s obvious that Joachim Löw’s men waste no time getting on the scoreboard. Their last five wins have resulted in goals in both halves, and the Iceland line-up shouldn’t complicate things too much. Playing against lesser-ranked sides, Germany can often be seen smashing goal after goal. In their last ten games, this pick has only failed against some of the top teams in the world, including Spain and Argentina, but also Switzerland and Ukraine. These two sides have rarely faced each other, with the last such occurrence being in the 2003 UEFA European Championship qualifiers. Germany won the tie 3-0 on aggregate, but too much time has passed to be able to judge based on these matches. Leon Goretzka is a tremendous defensive midfielder who knows what he is doing at all times, he is strong, and it is not easy to take the ball away from him. Julian Brandt is tall, plays great in both directions, and does not allow opponents to play much in the middle of the field.
On the other hand, Iceland’s statistics look even grimmer. The team coached by Arnar Viðarsson is on a five matches loss streak with a goal tally of 3-13. To be fair, their Nations League group, including England and Belgium, was ruthless. However, that’s just about the only positive you can take from the visitors’ point of view, and they look very much like a team in transition. They also lost four goals in England and five in Belgium. Iceland has only ever made it to one World Cup tournament, and that came in the 2018 tournament hosted in Russia. However, they were unable to progress from the group stages in the same way which they did in Euro 2016, where they went on to reach the quarter-finals after beating England in the Round of 16. Gylfi Sigurdsson is the biggest star in the national team, he plays well in Everton, and he is the starter in every match. This guy can play in several positions, and he is a great defensive midfielder. Birkir Bjarnason is an experienced player, which does not allow the opponent to play much in the middle of the field, and he is instrumental to the national team.
Germany vs Iceland Predicted Line-ups
Germany: Neuer, Klostermann, Ginter, Rudiger, Halstenberg, Kroos, Gundogan, Goretzka, Gnabry, Werner, Sane.
Iceland: Halldorsson, Saevarsson, Ingason, Magnusson, Skulason, Gudmundsson, Gunarsson, Bjarnason, Traustason, Bodvarsson, Sigthorsson.
Germany vs Iceland Betting Tips and Predictions
Germany is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We expect to see an entertaining game with at least three goals at full time.
Germany to win HT-FT @1.55
Over 2.5 FT @1.50
Correct score 4:0 @8.50