England v Iceland Predictions & Betting Odds – Euro 2016

Three Lions set for convincing win

England v Iceland Euro 2016

England v Iceland Betting Preview – Euro 2016, 27th June

Can England do a better job of breaking dawn Iceland than they did against Slovakia? The Three Lions’ failure to break Slovakia’s defensive set up again raised questions over England’s ability to go all the way in the tournament. This is a game where they really have to show their attacking prowess to build confidence ahead of what could be a very tough knockout stage. Iceland are the underdog success of the tournament having made it through against the odds. Will they be able to find a way to continue their fairytale a little longer?

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England v Iceland Betting Tips

England are really going to have to step up to the plate sooner or later. They didn’t deliver at any point in the group stage really with a W1 D2 record. They failed to take a hatful of chances against a very poor Russian side in their opener, then needed a late, late goal to put a win on the board over Wales and then no matter what they tried, they couldn’t break down a Slovakia side who were defending their way to a precious point from the off. It’s that lack of clinical finishing from England which is the biggest worry. Do they have the creativity and invention to break defensive sides? However, they are in the round of sixteen, so still in with a chance and they couldn’t have drawn a better fixture for the round of sixteen. On paper at least, as they take on minnows Iceland. Can England deliver the complete attacking performance they need?

Harry Kane may come back into the starting eleven to reclaim his place and he is 7/4 outright favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney are all 2/1 quotes to net on the day. While England have struggled for wins, they really haven’t looked like getting beaten and probably the only thing that will trip them up down the line is themselves not being able to break down a defensive side when they need to. England won the only previous meeting between these two, a 6-1 win back in 2004 and that was a game in which Wayne Rooney netted a brace in. Maybe that’s good omen for this one. Over 2.5 goals is worth a flutter at 6/4 and England to win to nil is a quote of even money. In the England v Iceland Correct Score market for the game you have have an England 1-0 option as the 3/1 shortest price option.

Iceland have put in some hard, hard graft at Euro 2016 so far. They pretty much defended for the entire group stage matches they played. They opened with that dramatic draw against Portugal then they undid themselves through an own goal in a 1-1 draw with Hungary before netting a dramatic winner over Austria in their final group stage match. Iceland actually netted four goals in their group stage campaign. England netted three. Both teams to score in his game is a7/4 punt and Iceland have scored in each of their last eleven games (as well as conceding). Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is a 6/1 shot in the anytime goalscorer market for them. England should get chances considering Iceland shipped a goal in each of their group stage games so seeing them blank the Three Lions is hard to picture.

England v Iceland Betting Odds

England 8/15, Draw 29/10, Iceland 15/2

England v Iceland Predictions

Sooner or later surely England really have to deliver that attacking force that they have spoken so much about. That’s pretty much their one go-to game plan, throw the kitchen sink at attack. They still need some more work to make that a viable route it would seem,as they are just lacking that killer instinct. Maybe it will come good here, but either way they are value to win comfortably to nil.

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