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Iceland vs England Prediction

Iceland

September 05

17:00

0 : 1
England

Iceland

England

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Four years on from that stunning 2-1 knockout win at Euro 2016, a weakened Iceland host England this Saturday in the first of their fresh Nations League group stage fixtures. That fateful evening, first-half goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson stunned England into silence after Wayne Rooney's early penalty strike.

This is only their second ever H2H meeting and England are again heavily favoured to prevail – given their sheer strength in depth as well as Iceland's recent selection woes. Which side will hold their nerve when it matters most? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Iceland vs England Betting Tips

A thorough inquest, criticism aplenty worldwide and a manager being sacked all emerged after England were embarrassed at Euro 2016 by Iceland – the ultimate underdogs indeed. The Three Lions have changed significantly since then, with only four players from that 23-man squad expected to feature in some capacity this weekend.

They include Manchester City duo Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling, who were surprised by Lyon in last month's Champions League quarter-finals. It'll be interesting to see who Gareth Southgate selects here, with an away trip to Denmark just three days afterwards.

As for Iceland, head coach Erik Hamren is hamstrung by the coronavirus pandemic impacting prospective fixtures across the globe. Everton playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, Burnley's Johann Gudmundsson and Augsburg forward Alfred Finnbogason have all made themselves unavailable.

They want to focus on club football, as their respective sides are set for a return to league play between next weekend and September 19. Aron Gunnarsson has been blocked from travelling under new FIFA rules by his Qatari club Al Arabi, while Copenhagen defender Ragnar Sigurdsson is injured.

It provides opportunities for less-favoured players, including Millwall winger Jon Badi Bodvarsson (48 caps, three goals) and CSKA Moscow youngster Arnor Sigurdsson (nine caps, two goals).

Iceland vs England Correct Score Predictions

With all of the above in mind, it's difficult for me to confidently predict anything other than a comfortable England victory. The only way I see them not cruising to victory here, is if Southgate overthinks his team selection and they start slowly against a side with a psychological edge over them, and little else.

Last matches

Iceland

08-09-2020

5 - 1 Belgium

L
05-09-2020

0 - 1 England

L
20-01-2020

1 - 0 El Salvador

W
20-01-2020

1 - 0 El Salvador

W
16-01-2020

1 - 0 Canada

W
16-01-2020

1 - 0 Canada

W
17-11-2019

1 - 2 Moldova

L
14-11-2019

0 - 0 Turkey

D
14-10-2019

2 - 0 Andorra

W
11-10-2019

0 - 1 France

L

England

D

- Denmark

08-09-2020
W

- Iceland

05-09-2020
W

- Kosovo

17-11-2019
W

- Montenegro

14-11-2019
W

- Bulgaria

14-10-2019
L

- Czech Republic

11-10-2019
W

- Kosovo

10-09-2019
W

- Bulgaria

07-09-2019
W

- Montenegro

25-03-2019
W

- Czech Republic

22-03-2019
Iceland vs England Head-to-Head (H2H)
05-09-2020

Iceland

0
1

England

27-06-2016

England

1
2

Iceland

Iceland
vs
England
Predicted Lineup
Iceland vs England Predicted Lineup

Halldorsson

Hermannsson

Arnason

Ingason

Skulason

Bjarnason

Traustason

Anderson

Sigurdsson

Bodvarsson

Sigthorsson

Pickford

Alexander-Arnold

Gomez

Keane

Walker

Foden

Rice

Mount

Sancho

Kane

Sterling

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-5 vs Belgium (A)

L

0-1 vs England (H)

L

1-0 vs El Salvador (H)

W

1-0 vs El Salvador (H)

W

1-0 vs Canada (H)

W

1-0 vs Canada (H)

W

2-1 vs Moldova (A)

W

0-0 vs Turkey (A)

D

2-0 vs Andorra (H)

W

0-1 vs France (H)

L
D

0-0 vs Denmark (A)

W

1-0 vs Iceland (A)

W

4-0 vs Kosovo (A)

W

7-0 vs Montenegro (H)

W

6-0 vs Bulgaria (A)

L

1-2 vs Czech Republic (A)

W

5-3 vs Kosovo (H)

W

4-0 vs Bulgaria (H)

W

5-1 vs Montenegro (A)

W

5-0 vs Czech Republic (H)

9

Goals Scored

38

2

Over 2.5 Goals

8

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-1 vs England (H)

L

1-0 vs El Salvador (H)

W

1-0 vs El Salvador (H)

W

1-0 vs Canada (H)

W

1-0 vs Canada (H)

W

2-0 vs Andorra (H)

W

0-1 vs France (H)

L
W

7-0 vs Montenegro (H)

W

5-3 vs Kosovo (H)

W

4-0 vs Bulgaria (H)

W

5-0 vs Czech Republic (H)

6

Goals Scored

21

0

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-5 vs Belgium (A)

L

2-1 vs Moldova (A)

W

0-0 vs Turkey (A)

D
D

0-0 vs Denmark (A)

W

1-0 vs Iceland (A)

W

4-0 vs Kosovo (A)

W

6-0 vs Bulgaria (A)

L

1-2 vs Czech Republic (A)

W

5-1 vs Montenegro (A)

3

Goals Scored

17

2

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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