France vs Iceland
Date: Thursday, 11th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Roudourou (Guingamp).
Les Bleus, the champions of the world, takes on the tiny nation, Iceland. In what is supposed to be a routine victory for the French side, there seems nothing that Iceland could do to rattle Deschamp’s men.
France is out to build a dynasty with the talented group of youngsters at their disposal. So many mighty sides have fallen in front of this unstoppable juggernaut and the minnows Iceland isn’t supposed or expected to do something spectacular.
Imagine a player as costly and as talented as Ousmane Dembele being seated in the bench. That’s what the French side is. Each of their position is filled with world-class players. Strike that. Even each of the backup position is filled with world-class, top-club players.
Kylian Mbappe, the hottest sensation in town right now, will light up the Guingamp against the inexperienced Iceland defenders. Also, keep in mind that some of the players in the visiting team are not even full-time professional players.
After making a claim that he dines along with Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s time for Antoine Griezmann to truly show what he is capable of. And as thing stands, it seems Iceland will bear the brunt of his determination and frustration.
France vs Iceland Head-to-head
- France is on a 13-match unbeaten streak.
- In 12 meetings between France and Iceland, France has never been once beaten.
- In these 12 matches, France has scored 35 goals against Iceland.
- Iceland is on a four-match losing streak and a nine-match winless streak.
France vs Iceland Prediction
France will comfortably put this to dust without even breaking a sweat. Iceland defenders will have no answer to Mbappe’s blistering pace, Pogba’s midfield superiority, and Griezmann’s sharp shooting.
Iceland impressed with brave performances against England in the Euro Cup and Argentina in the World Cup. But their luck seems to have run out. In their last nine matches, Iceland has conceded 24 goals. And with France lurking in the corner, the record will be extended.
Iceland has never won against France. The added home advantage for the Les Bleus will just fire them up even more.
To sum up my prediction, punters can expect a hugely one-sided match and a potential goal fest.
France vs Iceland Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 6/11 (1.53)
Half Time/ Full Time: France/ France @ 2/3 (1.67).