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Match: Iceland vs France
Competition: UEFA Euro Qualifying
Date: October 11, 2019
Kick-off time: 18:45 GMT, October 11, 2019
Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur (Reykjavík)
TV Chanel: Sky Sports Football.
Iceland vs France Head-to-head (h2h)
- Les Bleus won seven of the former nine fixtures.
- ‘Our Boys’ conceded a total of 17 goals from the previous five clashes.
- These two had locked horns in the initial stages of this competition, and then the French won 4-0, at home.
- Didier Deschamps’s men hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- In the last 20 years, the 2018 World Cup winners have won every official encounter.
Iceland vs France Prediction
France could have topped the group easily, but their loss against Turkey affected them quite bad. As of now, they are in the second position. And with just four more matches to go, coupled with the presence of Iceland just a spot below, the pressure is slowly mounting.
The world conquerors will be without the service of their captain and goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, who’s expected to miss a major chunk of his season due to an injury. Add to this the absence of Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe as well. Still, the team does have enough firepower in their roster to overcome this challenge.
While the hosts will be desperate to cause an upset this Friday, which will put them in a prime spot to get qualified, the French will be aware of this potential threat and will act cautiously. They will try to put down any chance of resistance by the hosts early itself, and will not allow themselves to be bullied at the closing minutes of the tie.
As such, we can count on the phenomenal attacking line of the visitors to show up, and get the job done and dusted. While Iceland does have some good performances to draw confidence from, against the vastly experienced and hugely talented lineup of the guests, they are expected to fail.