Iceland vs France: Match preview
It might not have been expected to be so interesting in this group, as France was considered an absolute favorite. For now, they are in first place with Turkey and have three points more than Iceland, so it is clear how important this duel is for both rivals. In the first match of these qualifications, France won the Icelanders by 4: 0.
The Icelanders are still in the placement game, though they do not have the most favorable situation. They themselves are guilty for this, because in the last round they lost their away game against Albania by 4: 2. They put that selection back in the game and created a gap of three points behind the leading two.
They experienced the first defeat in these qualifiers in France, and in the remaining four games they celebrated. It is encouraging that they have as many victories in three home games, although this will still be their strongest rival.
They have issues with injuries with A.Gunnarsson and Magnusson, and the refreshments in the lineup could be midfielder Traustason and striker Sigthorsson.
Probable starting lineup: Halldorsson – Hermannsson, Arnason, R.Sigurdsson, Skulason – Gudmundsson, Sigurjonsson, Bjarnason, Traustason – G.Sigurdsson – Sigthorsson
In the next two games, the current world champions will shape their fate in these qualifications. They might have been expected to make it easier for them to qualify for the European Football Show, however, they lost away game with Turkey, which is actually the only bad thing they have done so far.
It was 2-0 for Turkey and it is especially bad that they did not score, although they were very effective in all other games. They scored a total of 19 goals and scored in all five games with no problems. They are not complete for this duel and goalkeeper Lloris, defender L.Hernandez, right-back Dubois, midfielder Fekir and striker Mbappe are missing. Therefore, there will be a change in composition.
Probable starting lineup: Areola – Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Digne – Kante, Tolisso – Icons, Griezmann, Coman – Ben Yedder
Iceland is not harmless, especially not at home, but still France is the world champion. Despite all the problems they have with the squad, we believe they are able to win this away game and thus step on one leg to the next championship.
Where to watch:
TV Channel: CMore Fotboll (Swe), COSMOTE Sport, Cuatro, Eurosport 2 (Den), Match TV, Polsat Sport Extra, Sky Sports Football (UK/Irl), Sport 2 (Hun), SportKlub (BiH), SportKlub (Cro), SportKlub (Mac), SportKlub (Mon), SportKlub (Ser), SportKlub (Slo), Sport TV (Por), TF 1, TV12, Viaplay (Fin), Viasat Urheilu
Live streaming: Bet365
How to watch available games:
- Visit Bet365.com and login to your account, or click here to register.
- Deposit funds into your account.
- Select the game you want to watch.
- You MUST be 18 years of age or older in order to register.
- You CANNOT use Bet365 to watch any England Premier League matches.
- Gambling responsibly
- T&Cs apply