Switzerland – Iceland betting tips for today, September 8, 2018.
Football: UEFA Nations League – League A
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 6:0 WON!!!
|The UEFA Nations League pits Switzerland against Iceland in this Group Two League A match in St. Gallen, with the visitors looking to win this fixture for the very first time after six previous attempts (D1, L5).|
|Currently ranked eighth in the world, Switzerland looked strong going into the World Cup (WC), impressing in the group stage before being disappointingly eliminated by Sweden in the round of 16.|
|That Sweden defeat was their first loss in ten matches (W5, D4, L1) and at home they have been all but impossible to deal with, remaining unbeaten since May 2016 (W9, D1).|
|The visitors in this game have been riding a wave of good results that has lasted since 2015, with the small island nation (less than 350,000 inhabitants; FIFA-rank 32nd) qualifying for two straight major tournaments – the smallest nation to ever do so!|
|Iceland’s first-ever WC, however, ended without a win as they finished bottom of their group (D1, L2). Overall, it’s no victories in seven for Iceland now (D2, L5), and up against Switzerland and Belgium in this group, few pundits leave them much chance of surviving.|
|Players to watch: Tricky winger Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) will hope to celebrate his 75th international cap with another goal – he’s got 21 so far.|
|After a lengthy absence, Kolbeinn Sigþórsson could make an appearance for Iceland again – the striker has an impressive 22 goals from 44 caps!|
|Stat attack: Switzerland have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last nine home matches.|
|At the other end, the Swiss have failed to find the net just four times in their last 25 games.|
|Iceland have won three penalties in their last five outings.|
|Both teams have scored in seven of Iceland’s last ten games, seven of those ten also recorded over 2.5 goals.|
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