Iceland vs Switzerland Betting Tips
A 4-1 defeat by Indonesia’s fragile team on January 14 in preparation for the World Cup in Russia was the last time Iceland left the field with a win. Since then, in ten games played, suffered seven defeats and tied three times.
On Thursday 11 October, a 2-2 draw against France at the rivals’ home could even be considered a good result. Not just because the friendly ended a four-game losing streak. But also for having been achieved before the current champions of the world.
However, the Icelanders were very close to the victory. They scored in the 30th minute of the first half with Bjarnason and expanded to 13 minutes of the final stage with Arnason. However, at 41 minutes, Eyjolfsson did, and at 45 minutes, on a penalty kick, Mbappé equalized the score.
Although the result may have been disappointing, performance was not. Even if technically inferior and this disadvantage was reflected in the possession of the ball (69% to 31% in favor of the owners of the house), Iceland managed to revive their best moments that led the team until the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 and for the (with 20 of the French), with nine of them in the target (against six of the world champions).
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Finally, a cheery display before a devastating scenario that prevailed in the beginning of the dispute of the League of Nations of Europe when Iceland was thrashed by Switzerland by 6 to 0, like visitor, and later at home, took 3 to 0 of Belgium.
The Swiss lived similar situation in their match against Belgium in the closing round of the first round of the League of Nations of Uefa. On Friday, October 12, as visitors to Belgian favorites, they played good games, but were eventually beaten 2-1.
The home side came out ahead with a goal from Lukaku in the 13th minute of the second half. The reaction came with Gavranovic at 31 minutes. However, again with Lukaku in the 39th minute, Belgium secured the victory.
Switzerland, despite not having the same talent as the Belgians and playing for rivals, managed to divide possession and present numbers close to attempts to finish (19 to 16 in favor of the constituents) and certain shots (handicap of 7 to 5), which maintained the hopes of reaching the classification in the return match, because they count, at least for now, with the advantage in the balance of goals. Therefore, the victory against the Icelanders, although in the condition of visitors, is considered fundamental for this strategy.Of the seven meetings he had with Iceland, Switzerland won six and there was a draw. The most recent was in the first round of the League of Nations. The Swiss thrashed 6-0.The Icelanders show signs of recovery from a long bad phase. But even if the Swiss need the win to keep their hopes alive, they can hardly count on the chance to play by exploiting the counter-attacks, which is their preferred style. They will have, almost obligatorily, to take greater risks. Whenever they were exposed to this situation, they had great difficulties. Therefore, the prognosis in the visitors seems to be the best option to guess in the confrontation.
Bet Tips: Switzerland wins