Iceland vs Croatia
Tuesday 26/06/2018 | 19:00 GMT | Rostov Arena
Group D is turning out to be a fascinating one, while Croatia have already qualified all three other teams can also join them. In this match Iceland will take on group leaders Croatia hoping for a win to secure passage into the second round.
After the 1-1 draw against Argentina Iceland were well placed to go into the game against Nigeria to get all three points who had lost to Croatia themselves in rather comprehensive manner, unfortunately for Iceland Nigeria had other plans. In a display nobody foresaw Nigeria put on a great display in the second half and outplayed the Icelanders in a surprise 2-0 win.
Croatia themselves had a brilliant world cup so far and are probably the most inform team of all the fancied Nations. In their first game they beat a very lacklustre Nigeria 2-0 and put on a mesmeric performance to thrash Argentina 3-0 in their second game. All they need now is just a point to cement top spot however they’ll probably likely will go through as group leaders if it was not the case.
Croatia will likely rest some of their better players in this game but even their subs are pretty good. Iceland need to go for the win nothing else will do for them, unfortunately for Iceland they’re playing style does not lend to them going for wins and opening to a competent Croatia attack can only lead to one result.
Icelander are most comfortable sitting deep and defending and holding onto what they have trying to attack a well drilled, well skilled and technically gifted Croatian side can only lead to certain defeat.
Iceland big chance was in the Nigeria game after the first half display they should have built on it but were out-muscled out-gunned and out-skilled, the chance for qualification went on that day.
Iceland vs Croatia Betting Tips
|Iceland vs Croatia||Match Result-Draw||3.4|
|Iceland vs Croatia||Total Match Goals- Under 2.5||1.61|