England vs Iceland betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds

England vs Iceland betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds
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England vs Iceland betting tips

This article covers England vs Iceland betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough England vs Iceland betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Nations League live streaming

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – JANUARY 24: Feature of the UEFA Nations League logo during the UEFA Nations League Draw 2018 at Swiss Tech Convention Center on January 24, 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)

England vs Iceland: Match details

Match: England vs Iceland

Competition: UEFA Nations League

Date: November 18, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, November 18, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Wembley Stadium

England vs Iceland betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds

LEEDS, ENGLAND – JUNE 07: Marcus Rashford of England celebrates with Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold of England during the International Friendly match between England and Costa Rica at Elland Road on June 7, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marcus Rashford; Jordan Henderson; Trent Alexander-Arnold

Betting prediction: England 3 – 0 Iceland

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The Three Lions welcome Iceland to Wembley in London on Wednesday for the final UEFA Nations League match in Group 2.

 

This will be the first time these two nations meet at Wembley stadium. When they previously met on English soil back in 2004, the new Wembley Stadium was still under construction. As a result, they faced each other at the home of Manchester City – the Etihad Stadium.

 

England have the upper-hand in the head-to-head so far, with 2 victories to Iceland’s 1. However, Iceland’s victory came in the most high-profile match between the two nations.

 

Iceland eliminated Roy Hodgson’s England from Euro2016 with a 1-2 victory in Nice. It proved to be Hodgson’s final match in charge of his country, as England sacked him following their shock defeat and exit from the tournament.

Iceland World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 22: Iceland fans show their support during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

England vs Iceland: What are the betting odds?

The Three Lions have a mixed home record so far in this group, with a victory against Belgium and a defeat at the hands of the Danes. They destroyed Iceland in their only previous visit to these shores back in 2004. This sees England start the match as heavy favourites at 1/6 on.

 

The first match between these two nations back in 1982 ended in a 1-1 draw. Odds of 11/2 are available if you see England being held to a draw by Iceland on Wednesday.

 

Iceland have lost all of their Nations League games and prop up the rest of the table with 0 points from 5 games. It is no surprise to see them start the game as huge 16/1 underdogs.


England vs Iceland – recent form and head to head statistics

England vs Iceland form
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England vs Iceland - 4:0
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Belgium vs England - 2:0
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England vs Ireland - 3:0
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England vs Denmark - 0:1
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England vs Belgium - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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England vs Iceland - 4:0
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Denmark vs Iceland - 2:1
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Hungary vs Iceland - 2:1
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Iceland vs Belgium - 1:2
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Iceland vs Denmark - 0:3
Last 5 games for England
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 England 4 - 0 Iceland
November 15, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Belgium 2 - 0 England
November 12, 2020 Int. Friendly Games 2020 England 3 - 0 Ireland
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 England 0 - 1 Denmark
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 England 2 - 1 Belgium
Last 5 games for Iceland
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 England 4 - 0 Iceland
November 15, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Denmark 2 - 1 Iceland
November 12, 2020 European Championship 2021, Qualification Hungary 2 - 1 Iceland
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Iceland 1 - 2 Belgium
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Iceland 0 - 3 Denmark
England vs Iceland UEFA Nations League 20/21 form
England Iceland
6 Matches played 6
3 Matches won 0
70 Goal attempts 23
27 Shots on goal 12
17 Shots off goal 7
37 Corner kicks 16
60% Average ball possession 33%
26 Shots blocked 4
9 Cards given 12
75 Free kicks 69
14 Offsides 10
6 Goals by foot 3
1 Goals by head 0
7 Goals scored 3
4 Goals conceded 17
England vs Iceland statistics for most recent head to head matches
England Iceland
3 Matches 3
2 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 2
6 Total Goals 2
2 Average Goals Scored 0.67
2 Wins 1
1 Losses 2
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between England and Iceland
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 England 4 - 0 Iceland
September 5, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Iceland 0 - 1 England
June 27, 2016 European Championship 2016 England 1 - 2 Iceland
Jadon Sancho England

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Jadon Sancho of England runs with the ball during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England vs Iceland: Recommended bets

England’s only previous home match against Iceland came back in 2004 and ended in a 6-1 rout. A repeat of this score on Wednesday is available at odds of 50/1.

 

Strákarnir okkar lost 0-1 to England back in September. Odds of 11/2 are available for England to secure the 3 points by the narrowest of margins once more.

 

Iceland’s only win against England was back in the Round of 16 of Euro 2016. You can back them at 40/1 for the same 1-2 scoreline here on Wednesday.

 

The English won the previous match between these two nations when Raheem Sterling scored an injury time penalty following a handball by Sverrir Ingi Ingason. Odds of 5/2 are available for England to score from a spot-kick once again here.

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Hirving Lozano

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 08: Hirving Lozano #8 of Mexico runs with the ball ahead of David Thor Vidarsson #10 of Iceland during their exhibition match at Sam Boyd Stadium on February 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mexico won 1-0. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

England vs Iceland: Match preview

There were concerns over the past week that this match could be postponed or cancelled. After an outbreak of COVID-19 in Denmark, the UK issued a travel ban on visitors from the country. With Iceland playing in Denmark at the weekend, it was thought this would rule out a match between these nations just days later at Wembley.

 

One proposed solution was for the nations to play each other on neutral territory, with either Germany or Albania suggested as possible options. However, the FA have succeeded in convincing the government that the Icelandic players were in a bubble and a very low risk of catching the virus. Therefore, the match will proceed at Wembley as planned.

 

Regardless of the outcome of this match, both team’s final positions in Group 2 are settled. England will finish 3rd in the group and will therefore remain in the A tier for the 2022/23 competition. However, Iceland will be relegated to the B tier as they finish bottom of the group.

The future of Icelandic football

As a result of their relegation, Iceland coach Erik Hamrén will step down after Wednesday’s game. In his press conference, he also rejected the suggestion that this match is a dead-rubber with nothing to play for.

“We are relegated to League B, but you are always playing for something. You play for pride, for yourself and for the team. When you play for the national team, you play for your country and that is always important. We always try to do our best and take points. This is the last international game for some, while some will be playing their first game, and it is always great to play against England, even if the points are not that important.”
    – Erik Hamrén, Iceland Head Coach

 

Hamrén’s comments, as well as his decision to call up 5 players from the Icelandic under 21 side, suggests we could see a very youthful team from Iceland on Wednesday.

 

This would put the onus on England, even more, to put in a good performance. Winning alone probably wouldn’t be enough to assure the FA that Southgate is still the right man to lead England forward into the Euros and the Qatar World Cup. It has been a very disappointing competition for England after high-hopes following their place in the finals in 2019.

 

Southgate could use a big win and he will likely never have a better chance to get one than on Wednesday evening.

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England vs Iceland betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds

HEVERLEE, BELGIUM – NOVEMBER 15: Ben Chilwell of England receives medical treatment during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Belgium and England at King Power at Den Dreef Stadion on November 15, 2020 in Heverlee, Belgium. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

England team news vs Iceland

Marcus Rashford, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings are among those who are unavailable for selection this time around due to injury.

 

Connor Coady has also withdrawn from the squad to self-quarantine. He received an alert from the NHS track and trace app that he had come in contact with someone who was COVID-19 positive.

 

Jordan Henderson and Ben Chilwell (above) were both removed early on Wednesday due to injuries. Neither is expected to be involved here, with Bukayo Saka and Harry Winks replacing them.

 

Harry Maguire returns from the suspension which caused him to miss the defeat against Belgium. However, Reece James has one more match to serve of his suspension and will miss out once again here.

 

Kieran Trippier suffered an eye injury against Belgium. With Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James both unavailable, he is expected to continue to right-back if he has recovered from it in time.

English Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Nick Pope (Burnley), Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Defenders: Reece James (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atlético Madrid), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Midfielders: Mason Mount (Chelsea), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

England vs Iceland betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 06, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Iceland team news vs England

The Football Association of Iceland has confirmed some changes to their squad prior to Wednesday’s match against England.

 

Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Alfreð Finnbogason, Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson (above), Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Ragnar Sigurðsson, and Viðar Örn Kjartansson have all been removed from the squad to face England.

 

They are replaced by Alfons Sampsted, Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson, Andri Fannar Baldursson, Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen, and Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson from the U21 national team.

 

Hörður Björgvin Magnússon is also suspended for the match against England, having received a second yellow card in the National League game against Denmark at the weekend.

Icelandic Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Hannes Þór Halldórsson (Valur), Ögmundur Kristinsson (Olympiacos), Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (Arsenal)
Defenders: Birkir Már Sævarsson (Valur), Kári Árnason (Víkingur Reykjavík), Ari Freyr Skúlason (Oostende), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (PAOK), Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (Rosenborg), Hjörtur Hermannsson (Brøndby), Alfons Sampsted (Bodø/Glimt)
Midfielders: Birkir Bjarnason (Brescia), Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson (Astana), Victor Pálsson (Darmstadt 98), Arnór Sigurðsson (CSKA Moscow), Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson (AGF), Andri Baldursson (Bologna), Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (IFK Norrköping)
Forwards: Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (AIK), Jón Daði Böðvarsson (Millwall), Albert Guðmundsson (AZ), Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen (OB),

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Predicted England line-up vs Iceland

England's predicted XI to face Iceland.

England’s predicted XI to face Iceland.

Predicted Iceland line-up vs England

Iceland's predicted XI to face England.

Iceland’s predicted XI to face England.


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