Iceland vs France prediction comes before the next Euro 2020 qualifiers matchup. This game will be played on Friday, October 11th, at Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik, Iceland. In this match preview, we bring you some useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of the two teams.
Iceland vs France Betting Tips
France, the champions of the world are currently in second place in the Group H of the Euro Qualification. They have 5 wins and 1 defeat so far, the same as Turkey who are topping the table. The reason why the Turks are on the top is that they beat France in Turkey 2:0. In order to keep up with them, France need to win as many points as possible. And winning against Iceland is a must.
Iceland currently have 3 points less than France, which means that this game could mean the end of the race for Iceland. If they lose this game, the gap between them and France (and Turkey) might become too big. But, winning points against France is not going to be easy. The difference in player quality seems just too big. And the French showed that the last time they played against Iceland. The match was played in France and the final score was 4:0 for the hosts.
That match was played in March this year and was the first defeat of Iceland in the qualification for the Euro 2020. Their second defeat happened last month when they lost 4:2 to Albania. Both of those defeats happened on the road; Iceland have all wins when home matches are concerned. They beat Turkey, Albania, and Moldova.
And that is something that gives Iceland at least some hope ahead of the clash with France. Furthermore, France haven’t been that great away from home lately. In fact, they lost two out of the previous four games played away from France. Still, the French have an amazing record against Iceland. They have won three out of four matches these two played in the 21st century.
Our Iceland vs France Prediction: France
Iceland vs France correct score prediction: 0:3
Iceland Form and Latest News
A month ago, they suffered a defeat in Albania, which was their first loss since March. In that game, they played a very open style of football, with plenty of attempts on the opponent’s goal. They did manage to score two, but Albania scored two times more.
It seems they’ve learned their lesson and won’t try such a thing against France. Instead, you can expect them to defend with all they got. And when they’re playing defensive-minded football, they can be pretty tough. Last year at the World Cup, for example, they managed to hold Argentina to a 1:1 draw.
France Form and Latest News
France is the best team in the world, which is what they proved last year when they won the World Cup. They want to get to the Euro 2020 and win that championship as well. But, to get there, they first need to do well in the qualifiers. This is why you can expect them to do their utmost in the match on Friday evening.
Iceland vs France Predicted Lineups
Iceland predicted lineup: Halldorsson – Arnason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Hermannsson, Skulason – Gunnarson, Hallfredsson, Sigurjonsson, Bjarnason, Gylfi Sigurdsson – Bodvarsson
France predicted lineup: Mandanda – Varane, Lenglet, Pavard, Sidibe – Kante, Matuidi, Sissoko – Coman, Griezmann, Giroud
Other Iceland vs France betting tips:
France to win to nil @2.25
Over 2.5 goals @1.97