Match Preview: Iceland 3-0 Moldova Prediction and Betting Tips | Euro – Qualification

Iceland – Moldova betting tips for today, September 7, 2019

Kick-off: 17:00 Iceland – Moldova
Football: Euro – Qualification – Round 5
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 3:0 WON!!!

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After suffering a horrendous dip in form following their qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals when they only beat Indonesia (twice) in 19 internationals (W2, D7, L10), Iceland have bounced back in Euro 2020 qualifying (ECQ) and sit handily placed after three wins. All three of those victories came against lower FIFA-ranked nations with each win accompanied by a half-time lead and an Icelandic goal in either the 21st or 22nd minute.
Iceland (FIFA ranked #36) have only been behind at the break once in their last ten internationals, while you have to go back to Oct 2010 to find the last such occurrence in a home ECQ – where they are unbeaten in eight (W6, D2).
Moldova’s (#171) sole win in Group H (L3) came against Andorra, one of just two sides the Moldovans have managed to beat (W5 in total) since May 2014 (D15, L30). Still, it’s now just four defeats in their last ten international games (W3, D3, L4) despite scoring just six goals during that run.
That apparent lack of firepower has seen just one side, or no side score in 17 of Moldova’s last 20 internationals, with their last seven victories also coming via the same scenario.
Players to watch: Central defender Ragnar Sigurdsson has claimed two goals and an assist (all in the first half) over Iceland’s last three wins. Meanwhile, Radu Gînsari has scored three of Moldova’s last six goals.
Stat attack: Five of Iceland’s last six wins at home have been accompanied by a clean sheet.
The only two occasions that Iceland have scored more than three goals in any match at home since 2005, were against teams ranked over 100 by FIFA.
Moldova have scored just two goals in their last 13 internationals away from home.
Nine of Moldova’s last 12 away losses saw the opposition win with a -1 handicap.