Iceland vs Austria Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Iceland vs Austria, second pair in group F also brings us very interesting, unpredictable and thrilling match. In this group, only Hungary are almost certain for the knockout phase while other three teams destiny will be decided in this round. Both Iceland and Austria came to this championship as outsiders, but after two rounds, they are in a same position as one of the pretournament favorites Portugal.
Iceland failed to win in their last five matches in EURO Cup including qualifications. From the first two rounds, they gathered only two points but so far it was enough for the second place. They are entering this match hoping for the best and eager to secure the knockout phase. Austria on the other side, with only one point from two matches enters this match as last placed team, but at the same time only one point behind second placed Iceland. They must win in this match to get any so chances of getting to the second stage. For sure it won’t be easy as in this match Iceland enters as favorites. Austria plays way below their possibilities and it is Iceland’s big chance to beat them for the first time in history.
Two teams played four times before and Austria won in all four matches. Iceland vs Austria definitely won’t lack in action and excitements. We expect to see one open and dynamic match with lots of midfield action, interesting duels and many scoring chances on both sides. If Iceland wins, they will make a sensational success and that is a motive more for the team. Read our betting preview and place your bets on winning pick Today.
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrímsson said: "Our fate is in our own hands and a win would guarantee us a place in the knockout stage. We're going to win against Austria and progress."
Austria coach Marcel Koller said: "We just need to score. It doesn't matter how it goes over the line – all that matters is that it does. Austria have never got beyond this stage."
Where to watch match Iceland vs Austria
Iceland do not have many missing and doubtful players for this match against Austria. Captain Gunnarsson has shrugged off a groin injury and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for this match.
On the other side Austria have almost all players available to play and all of them are eager to win all three points over Iceland.
Possible starting lineups
Iceland: Halldorsson; Sævarsson, R Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G Sigurdsson, B Bjarnason; Sigthorsson, Bödvarsson
Austria: Almer; Klein, Prödl, Dragović, Fuchs; Baumgartlinger, Alaba; Harnik, Schöpf, Arnautović; Janko
Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Aron Gunnarsson
Austria: Christian Fuchs, David Alaba, Marko Arnautovic
Iceland vs Austria Prediction
We expect one really tough football match between Iceland and Austria in Group F at the Stade de France. Both teams want to play knockout phase and situation is clear. Iceland need draw, while on the other side Austria need to win. Stakes are big and we will enjoy in real football fight for points. We expect very aggressive and offensive football from Austrians. Iceland and Austria have met just three times previously, and Austria are unbeaten with one win. Iceland on this match will play very strong football in defense line and for sure key player will be goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson. But if Austria succeed to score and early goal, then we expect much better football here.
However our prediction and betting tips for match Iceland vs Austria Prediction: Austria to win. We believe they can win without conceding and our second betting pick for this match is Austria to win with nil. Maybe correct score will be 0:2 and expect scoring from Marko Arnautovic. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.