Iceland vs England
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 5 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
The Three Lions, along with Netherlands and France, have probably the best young talents in the whole world at the moment.
Under Gareth Southgate, the team is once again experiencing the rise of a golden generation, and unlike the last one, this one hopes to bring some serious silverware for their fans.
They did make an inspiring deep run into the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup. But it ultimately ended there, and now they have another opportunity, in the form of the Nations League.
They are included in the same group as that of Belgium. Therefore, the path to the finals definitely won’t be easy. However, they are pitted against Strakarnir Okkar in the opener.
It goes without saying that Erik Hamren’s men are the minnows in Group A2, and for the reason, every team would be targeting them to secure easy points.
Likewise, expect the hugely talented England team to easily overcome this challenge this Saturday.
Iceland vs England: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Southgate’s men have an axe to grind against this opponent, as the hopes to bring the Euro Cup in 2016 was quashed by them in the Round of 16. Then, Hamren’s men had recorded a 2-1 win.
- Other than that, these two have contested a game back in 2004. Then, Southgate’s men had won 6-1.
Iceland vs England: Prediction
The Three Lions could be considered as one of the absolute best teams in the world, and they have been so for over more than the last several decades. Meanwhile, their counterparts are one of those national teams that even struggle to have full-time professionals in their squad.
Going on, Southgate’s men had made into the final-four of the previous World Cup, while their opposite number could not even get out of the Group Stage, and had not even recorded a single win.
Also, the recently-concluded Euro Qualifiers saw the Three Lions topping their group, whereas Hamren’s men could not even secure a ticket to the continental extravaganza.
Also note that Southgate’s men had won seven of their total eight match-ups in the competition, and had scored an unimaginable 37 goals from these fixtures. In return, they had conceded a total of just six goals.
Finally, they are even more motivated to perform well this weekend, in order to avenge their loss in the 2016 Euros.
Taking all these observations into account, expect a winning performance from England.
Iceland vs England: Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: England/ England @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by England @ 1.44 (4/9).