Nigeria vs Iceland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Nigeria vs. Iceland is fantastic opportunity to test our knowledge/luck, put bets and earn money. These nations played only once altogether. It was friendly match that won Iceland as host 3:0. That game was held in 1981.
Nigeria cannot be happy after first game against Croats. They prepared for that match by choosing Serbia for friendly match because they thought that those two teams play similar football. Against Serbia they lost 2:0 and their confidence was shaken. When match with Croats started, it became clear that neither team is able to create serious threat. However, before players went for a break, we saw one goal. Nigeria scored own goal and they never recovered from that 1:0. In second part of the match, Croatia is given chance to double the lead after penalty and they did it 2:0. Nigerian team is youngest in this championship while Icelanders are the oldest. Northerners are also famous for their defensive abilities. An edge goes to Iceland but nobody can claim for sure that experience will triumph over youth.
After miraculous play in EURO 2016, Iceland continued with great performance. They came to Russia as clear first in their group. First match in World Cup was one of hardest possible. Iceland was chosen to play against Argentina. Their strategy to defend entire game was risky but overall smart. Iceland have three main strengths. First is without doubt team spirit. Second is height advantage and third is experience. Argentina had the ball in their possession most of the time and in one moment they scored 1:0. Their joy was short lived because Iceland equalized four minutes after 1:1. In second part, referee pointed to the white spot and Argentina earned penalty but luckily for Iceland they missed it. After ninety minutes of play Iceland was overjoyed with draw. After this draw, Iceland must attack Nigeria because if they win then they almost certainly qualified for knockout phase.
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Nigeria vs Iceland Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||31||45|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||47||50|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||7||10|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||4||8|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||3||5|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||3||0|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||6||2|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||5||6|
Nigeria have all players available for the match and all of them are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Iceland also do not have a big injury concerns before the match with Iceland. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play this important game on the World Cup.
Possible starting lineups
Nigeria: Uzoho; Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Ndidi, Etebo; Iwobi, Mikel, Moses; Ighalo
Iceland: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Magnusson; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson, Bjarnason; Sigurdsson; Finnbogason
Nigeria vs Iceland Prediction
Another one very good football game to place our bet on Friday. Match Nigeria vs Iceland brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Nigeria are not in fine fettle and they will play aggressive from the first minute. Their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more and looks like this game is going to be a must win for them. On the other side Iceland were able to surprise on matchday 1 holding Argentina to a draw and they are in full of confidence before this clash. They like to play aggressive in defending and will try to keep a clean sheet. Well organised at the back and dangerous when going forward Iceland are closer to pick up all three points here.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Nigeria vs Iceland Prediction: Iceland to win. We don’t expect an interesting game with lots of scoring chances and our second betting pick goes on bet Under 2.5 goals. If you want to win more cash from this game then can try with bet on X/2. Maybe correct score will be 0-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.