Match Preview: Iceland 1-2 Switzerland Prediction and Betting Tips | UEFA Nations League (League C)
Iceland – Switzerland betting tips for today, October 15, 2018.
Football: UEFA Nations League – League C
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!
|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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