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France VS Iceland

France vs Iceland

France
France
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Iceland


Preview
France and Iceland meet at Stade du Roudourou, for a friendly match. This will be the 6th friendly match of the year for France, after the ones against United States, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Russia and Colombia. As for Iceland, this is the 6th friendly match of the year, after havinf played friendly matches against Ghana, Norway, Peru, Mexico and Indonesia. The only recent head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 03‑07‑2016, and ended in a (5‑2) win by France.

Analysis of France

This is the 6th friendly match of the year for the home team, after having registered the following final scores in the previous friendlies: France (1‑1) United States, France (3‑1) Italy, France (2‑0) Republic of Ireland, Russia (1‑3) France and France (2‑3) Colombia. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home win against Netherlands by (2‑1). In the last 4 Friendlies home matches France has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

They haven’t lost any of the last 4 matches for this competition. They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 5 matches for this competition. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 12 of the last 15 matches, they have reached half‑time in front in 9 of those 12 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90' in 10 of them.

France heads to this game with a 2-1 home win to the Netherlands in the League of Nations match: the team's goals were scored by Mbappé and Giroud. The Gallic team has a high quality squad in all sectors. Thus, unlike the opponents of this friendly match, it is expected that the French will choose to play in a 4-2-3-1, favoring a faster style of playing, in constant offensive transitions. Chelsea striker Giroud will be the most offensive reference to offer his team the chance to create a lot of danger through aerial game. For this game the manager can not count on Nabil Fekir because of injury.

Confirmed Lineup: H. Lloris, P. Kimpembe, B. Pavard, R. Varane, L. Digne, P. Pogba, S. Nzonzi, O. Giroud, A. Griezmann, F. Thauvin, O. Dembélé.

Analysis of Iceland

The away team plays its 6th friendly match of the year. In the previous friendly matches they registered the following final scores: Iceland (2‑2) Ghana, Iceland (2‑3) Norway, Iceland (1‑3) Peru, Mexico (3‑0) Iceland and Indonesia (1‑4) Iceland. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home loss against Belgium by (0‑3). In the last 10 away matches Iceland has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 10 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Iceland comes to this friendly with a 0-3 home loss against Belgium, adding in this way the fourth loss in several competitions. As in the previous game, Iceland is expected to enter the field using a tactical system in 4-4-2, in order to take advantage of the two players that play near the lines: Skúlason and Sigurjónsson. It is clear that the most creative midfielder is Gylfi Sigurdsson and that the most offensive reference is Reading striker Bodvarsson. There are no significant absences for this game.

Confirmed Lineup: R. Rúnarsson, H. Eyjólfsson, R. Sigurðsson, B. Sævarsson, K. Árnason, G. Sigurðsson, J. Guðmunds­son, A. Traustason, R. Sigurjónsson, B. Bjarnason, A. Finnbogason.

Betting suggestion:

The '' Over 2.5 Goals '' is the market that we suggest for this game. It is to expect a game controlled by the French, but as it is a friendly scramble, it is expected that Iceland will also be able to carry danger to France's goal, since the defensive concerns from one side to the other will be minimal. In this way, we believe in a particular very excited and with goals of beautiful effect.
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Friendlies - 2018

  • 88% 330 / 375 Games

  • Home team wins 44.24%
  • Draws 28.48%
  • Away team wins 27.27%
  • Over 1.5 67.27%
  • Over 2.5 42.42%
  • Over 3.5 24.85%
  • Goals 791
  • Goals /match 2.4
  • Goals /match home 1.4
  • Goals /match away 1
  • Both teams score 40.3%
  • Goals after 80' 12.26%

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