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

Harry Kane with the World Cup Golden Boot
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Iceland vs England betting tips

This article covers Iceland vs England betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Iceland vs England betting preview.

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

Iceland vs England: Match details

Match: Iceland vs England

Competition: UEFA Nations League

Date: September 5, 2020

Kick-off time: 5:00 pm, September 5, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Laugardalsvollur

Iceland vs England betting prediction: Iceland 1-3 England

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Iceland will be without at least four of their most influential and well-known players. That said, they still have a number of players in the squad who were part of their famous win over England in 2016.

Gareth Southgate has selected a particularly young and inexperienced England squad, but it’s full of exciting talent

While there may be question marks around this England side’s defence, there’s little doubt about their attacking threat.

Iceland vs England: What are the betting odds?

Iceland vs England – recent form and head to head statistics

Iceland vs England form
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Iceland vs Belgium - 1:2
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Iceland vs Denmark - 0:3
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Iceland vs Romania - 2:1
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Belgium vs Iceland - 5:1
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Iceland vs England - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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England vs Denmark - 0:1
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England vs Belgium - 2:1
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England vs Wales - 3:0
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Denmark vs England - 0:0
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Iceland vs England - 0:1
Last 5 games for Iceland
October 14, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Iceland1 - 2Belgium
October 11, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Iceland0 - 3Denmark
October 8, 2020European Championship Qualification 2021Iceland2 - 1Romania
September 8, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Belgium5 - 1Iceland
September 5, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Iceland0 - 1England
Last 5 games for England
October 14, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21England0 - 1Denmark
October 11, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21England2 - 1Belgium
October 8, 2020Int. Friendly Games 2020England3 - 0Wales
September 8, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Denmark0 - 0England
September 5, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Iceland0 - 1England
Iceland vs England UEFA Nations League 20/21 form
IcelandEngland
4Matches played4
0Matches won2
14Goal attempts34
8Shots on goal14
3Shots off goal7
13Corner kicks24
33%Average ball possession57%
3Shots blocked13
5Cards given8
38Free kicks45
7Offsides8
2Goals by foot3
2Goals scored3
11Goals conceded2
Iceland vs England statistics for most recent head to head matches
IcelandEngland
2Matches2
1Home Matches1
1Away Matches1
2Total Goals2
1Average Goals Scored1
1Wins1
1Losses1
0Draws0
Last 5 games & match results between Iceland and England
September 5, 2020UEFA Nations League 20/21Iceland0 - 1England
June 27, 2016European Championship 2016England1 - 2Iceland

Iceland vs England: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 England goals. England scored at least four goals in five of their six most recent matches, including seven against Montenegro and six against Bulgaria.

Harry Kane to score. The England captain scored a whopping 12 goals in 10 England appearances in 2019, taking his goal tally for the Three Lions to 32.

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England

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL – JUNE 09: Players of England celebrate following the UEFA Nations League Third Place Playoff match between Switzerland and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 09, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Iceland vs England: Match preview

Iceland host England in their 2020-21 UEFA Nations League opener on Saturday. Both teams are in Group A2, alongside Belgium and Denmark. The winners of the group will go on to the Nations League Finals while the group’s bottom side will be relegated to League B.

Iceland finished bottom of their Nations League group in 2018, losing all four of their matches.

England topped Group A4, ahead of Spain and Croatia, to qualify for last year’s inaugural Nations League Finals in Portugal, where they finished third.

England have faced Iceland three times in their history, most recently and most famously in 2016 at the European Championships in France.

Iceland stunned the Three Lions with a 2-1 win in Nice, knocking Roy Hodgson’s men out at the round of 16 stage. Wayne Rooney, Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson were the goalscorers on the night.

A stunning feature of Iceland’s remarkable Euro 2016 run was the Icelandic fans and their signature Thunder Clap. There will, of course, be no fans inside Laugardalsvollur on Saturday.

Unlike England, Iceland have actually played football in 2020. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iceland played friendly matches against Canada and El Salvador, winning both matches 1-0.

Iceland are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions, since a 1-0 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat at home to France last October.

Last year, England were more inconsistent away from home than they were at Wembley, losing in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. They did, however, manage to scored 10 goals combined in Bulgaria and Kosovo.

Both sides will be back in action on Tuesday night. Iceland travel to Belgium while England face Denmark in Copenhagen.

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Iceland fans

Iceland fans during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between France and Iceland at Stade de France on July 3, 2016 in Paris, France.

Iceland team news vs England

Iceland will be without a number of key players. Gylfi Sigurdsson made himself unavailable this week, although his namesake Arnor Sigurdsson could start in midfield.

Aldred Finnbogason, Aron Gunnarsson, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Ragnar Sigurdsson are also all missing from the squad.

Iceland have one outfield player who plays his club football in England, Jon Bodvarsson of Millwall. Uncapped 19-year-old goalkeeper Patrik Gunnarsson plays for Brentford, too.

Hannes Halldorsson, Ari Skulason, Kari Arnason, Birkir Bjarnason, Jon Bodvarsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson all started against England in 2016.

England team news vs Iceland

Gareth Southgate has a 24-man squad to choose from for the upcoming matches against Iceland and Denmark.

Up until now Jordan Pickford has been England’s number 1 but he faces competition from Nick Pope and Dean Henderson – both of whom enjoyed brilliant seasons at club level.

Southgate confirmed that Eric Dier will be used as a defender if selected, so he could partner Joe Gomez at the back.

England’s most-capped midfielder is Declan Rice, 21, who has won 7 caps.

There are seven uncapped players in the England squad. Namely, Mason Greenwood, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Kalvin Phillips, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Conor Coady and Dean Henderson.

Harry Maguire was withdrawn from the England squad following his controversial and highly publicised arrest in Greece.

Harry Winks and Marcus Rashford also withdrew from the squad due to injury. Other notable absentees from the Three Lions squad include John Stones, Ben Chilwell, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jordan Henderson.

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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)

Predicted Iceland line-up vs England

Predicted Iceland XI vs England

Predicted Iceland XI vs England

Predicted England line-up vs Iceland

Predicted England XI vs Iceland

Predicted England XI vs Iceland

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Iceland vs England betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview FAQs

What time is kick off between Iceland vs England?
5:00 pm, September 5, 2020 (UK time)
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Iceland 1-3 England
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