Croatia vs Iceland
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Europe, Group I.
Date: Saturday, 12th November 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb.
Croatia have been good so far in the qualifying campaign of the Russia 2018 World Cup and they are leading Group I with ahead of the likes of Turkey and Ukraine. Croatia will be hosting Iceland on Saturday at Stadion Maksimir for the qualifiers game week 4.
The Croats started the campaign on a good note, with a draw and 2 wins in their first 3 games. They are leading the table with 7 points, same point as their visitors Iceland but greater goal difference. A win for any of the two sides will keep the winner top of the group after the game week 4.
Just like their host, Iceland have started well levelling the two teams on same points. Iceland have drawn their first game and won the last two which includes the 2-0 win against Turkey. Anything less than a win in this game will push Iceland down the table, should Ukraine win against Finland.
Croatia vs Iceland: Head to Head Statistics
Iceland and Croatia have only played 4 competitive games against each other, 2 each on their home grounds. The Croatian football team are unbeaten against Iceland in their past 4 meetings with 3 wins and a draw.
The Croats have won the two previous games at home against Iceland scoring 6 goals and conceded none. Furthermore, Iceland have scored just once against Croatia in their previous 4 games, while Croatia have scored 9 goals.
Croatia vs Iceland: Prediction
These two teams have been good recently, they in same phase of form. Iceland’s Euro Championship outing portrays how fast they have progressed in the past few years.
The good news in Croatia team is their defensive form, having conceded just once in their last 3 games. However, Iceland are not a low scoring side, they have been active in opponents end scoring 6 goals in their last 3. The game is expected to feature at least 3 goals while Iceland gets a win or draw in the game.
Croatia vs Iceland: Betting Tips
Double chance for Iceland to win or draw at 2.75
Total Match Goals: Over 2.5 goals at 1.91.
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