Iceland vs Croatia Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match Iceland vs Croatia. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
Iceland vs Croatia | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Iceland and Croatia meet in Group D on Tuesday evening, with the dedicated home side knowing that they must collect all three points if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the latter stages of the World Cup in Russia. However, with Croatia coming into the match off the back of two successive victories, it promises to be a close encounter in Rostov.
The final round of matches in Group D sees Iceland and Croatia going head-to-head at the Rostov Arena, with it still all to play for ahead of kick-off. Although Croatia have already all but confirmed their place as group winners, a win for Iceland would potentially be enough to ensure that they join them in the knockout phase of the competition. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Iceland.
Iceland News & Form
Having lost out to Nigeria in their last match, Iceland know that they must win their final Group D encounter in order to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the World Cup. Having scored just one goal in their opening two matches, the pressure is on the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Augsburg striker Alfreð Finnbogason to deliver in the final third. Elsewhere, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson could return to action, having missed their defeat against Nigeria through injury.
Croatia News & Form
Croatia come into the match off the back of wins over both Nigeria and Argentina, with the European’s having impressed greatly in such encounters. Croatia may well choose to rest some of their star names on Tuesday, meaning that the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramiric and Marko Pjaca could all earn rare starts.
Iceland vs Croatia Head to Head
The two nations have met six times in the past, with Croatia having won four of such meetings, as well as registering a single draw. However, it was Iceland who came out on top the last time the duo met, running out narrow 1-0 winners back in 2017 thanks to a goal from defender Hordur Magnusson. As a result, the head-to-head record between the duo perhaps does not quite tell the whole story.
Iceland vs Croatia Odds and Predictions
Given their 100% winning record so far in Group D, along with the sheer number of world class players within their squad, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is Croatia who are the favourites for victory on Tuesday with the majority of major online bookmakers. Croatia are available to back at odds of 5/4 with William Hill, while Iceland are priced at 5/2 on the same platform to claim a surprise victory. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is available at 12/5 with Paddy Power.
Our Top Betting Tip: “both teams to score”
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams to score during the 90 minutes in Rostov, a market is available at a best price of 19/20 with Ladbrokes.
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