Iceland vs Croatia
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group I)
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavík.
Croatia are three points ahead of Iceland ahead of their Saturday’s clash within the sixth round of their Group I. Both national squads won their first match in 2017. Iceland outclassed Kosovo with 1-2, while Croatia beat Ukraine 2-0.
UEFA EURO 2016 prodigy are on a good way to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. They collected 10 points after 5 games and they even have an opportunity to directly qualify for the greatest Cup in the World.
So far, they are unbeaten in the home ground with 2 wins from the same number of games. At first, they narrowly beat Finland with 3-2, followed by a triumph over Turkey.
The leaders of Group I are one of the undefeated teams with the qualifications already half-way through. After the initial match with Turkey where both selections shared a point each in the 1-1 draw, Croatia won four games in a row without conceding a single goal.
On the road, Croatians were impressive as they beat Kosovo 0-6 and Finland with the minimal result of 0-1.
Iceland vs Croatia: Head-to-head
The first clash between the two sides played in Zagreb was concluded 2-0 in favor of the hosts. That was their fifth all-time meeting. Iceland are yet to beat Croatia, they only managed to remain unbeaten once while the Croatians won 4 clashes. In their 5 meetings, Iceland scored only one compared to Croatia’s eleven.
Iceland vs Croatia: Prediction
Iceland are looking very solid on the home turf. After the football ‘explosion’ on Iceland that followed their success at EURO, the atmosphere in Reykjavík won’t be a pleasant one for the visitors. However, Croatia is embroiled with world-class players, so we might see an even match with a goal or two. The hosts will be more than happy with a draw, so they might park the bus and hope to surprise Croatia through counter-attacks.
Iceland vs Croatia: Bet Tips
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