England vs Iceland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
England vs Iceland is the last match of the first knockout stage round. Two teams that ended as second in their groups with identical results, one victory and two draws will provide us very interesting match both to watch and to bet on.
Prior the EURO 2016, England stand for one of the favorites and it was expected to finish first in their group. After amazing results shown during the qualifications, English team completely disappointed in the group stage. They also conceded goals in two of their last three matches and it is a huge warning for the team. If they think to win in this match, they will have to make significant changes in their play.
On the other side, one of the most pleasant surprises, debutants Iceland, showed very good team play as well as huge desire and motivation. Team plays as one, and even though their opponents in the group were not top class teams, they showed high level of organization and very good football. They already exceeded all expectations and in this match they enter completely relieved, without any pressure and highly motivated to win. Unlike England, who is expected to win, Iceland’s position as outsider is their greatest advantage in this match. When it comes to their mutual encounters, this is their second match ever. Two teams played once before, in a friendly match back in 2014, and England won with huge 6-1. In this match they are also favorites however we don’t expect that high victory and moreover one equal match is expected with scoring chances on both sides. Enjoy in really good football on match England vs Iceland and earn some money with our football prediction and betting tips.
England coach Roy Hodgson said: "We have to accept the title of favourites, and they will be the underdogs, but regardless it will be a difficult game and they will be hard to beat."
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said: "We have said it before: it's a win-win situation for us. The players have already won the hearts and minds of the Icelandic population."
Where to watch match England vs Iceland
England do not have many missing and doubtful players for this match. Adam Lallana is only one doubtful player because he is not fully fit. All other players are ready to play and all of them are eager to beat Iceland.
On the other side Iceland have fully fit squad and they are highly motivated to make another surprise on Euros.
Possible starting lineups
England: Hart; Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose, Henderson, Dier, Alli, Rooney, Sturridge, Kane
Iceland: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, R. Sigurdsson, Skulason, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G. Sigurdsson, Bjarnason, Bodvarsson, Sigthorsson
England: Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane
Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Aron Gunnarsson
England vs Iceland Prediction
And while most of the bookmakers give 99% chances on England to win, we on the other side will not forget what Iceland achieved so far and their motivation to go even further. A draw against Hungary, who ended first placed in their group, and playing draw against Portugal, one of the favorites for the title and even more finishing in front of them in the group, for sure is something that should not to be underestimated. We expect England to dominate through the match and to create more chances, but in this match winner could be decided in extra time or maybe even after penalties. Therefore we expect interesting match but final score might be goalless draw 0-0.
But as we are England fans, our prediction and betting tips for match England vs Iceland Prediction: England to win. Also we expect from them to score in second half time and to finish this game without conceding. Our second betting pick for this match is England to win with nil. We expect from Kane finally to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.