Match Preview: Iceland 1-2 Switzerland Prediction and Betting Tips | UEFA Nations League (League C)

Iceland – Switzerland betting tips for today, October 15, 2018.
Kick-off: 19:45
Football: UEFA Nations League – League C
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!
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Rock-bottom of League A, Group 2, after two thumping defeats, anything but a win here will see Iceland relegated from the UEFA Nations League (UNL) top-tier. That could be a colossal task against a Swiss side that won the reverse fixture 6-0 – Iceland’s biggest defeat in 17 years.
Goalless and still without a point in the UNL, Iceland have hit a bad patch of form and are currently winless in their last ten games (D3, L7), including their last three at home (D1, L2). Their previous outing, a 2-2 draw to World Cup winners France, showed promise but also continued a worrying trend – Iceland have conceded two goals in nine of their last ten fixtures, and three or more in five.
That doesn’t bode well in this game, with Switzerland having scored two goals in the three times they’ve previously come to Reykjavík (W3).
With defeat in Brussels (2-1) on Friday putting Switzerland three points behind new group leaders Belgium, the Swiss must win here to keep their progression dreams alive. They will have to battle a spate of dodgy recent form however, with the visitors on a run of three losses in a row on foreign soil.
Players to watch: With an assist against France and four goals in his last two Bundesliga games for Augsburg, Alfreð Finnbogason will be Iceland’s big attacking hope.
Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri starred for Switzerland in the reverse fixture, pulling the strings from midfield and getting a goal himself.
Stat attack: The last time Iceland beat a team currently ranked higher than them was in September 2017 (2-0 home win over Ukraine) – they’ve had seven games against higher-ranked teams since (D1, L6).
Only one team has scored in each of Iceland’s last five competitive home matches.
In contrast, both teams have scored in five of Switzerland’s last ten matches (home and away).

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