Nigeria v Iceland Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 201822nd June 2018 / lee
Nigeria v Iceland World Cup 2018, 22nd June – 4.00 p.m
Iceland got themselves a fantastic point against Argentina in their first ever World Cup match and now there’s a chance for them to really drive forward if they can get three points off of Nigeria. That would keep Group D wide open. Nigeria will be looking for a recovery after putting in a bit of an abject performance in a loss against Croatia in their opening match. Things are looking tight between then in our Nigeria v Iceland betting tips.
Nigeria v Iceland Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.)
Nigeria v Iceland Betting Tips
Nigeria slipped to a 2-0 loss against Croatia in their opener and were never really in the running. They are a side who are not running in any kind of form either as they have lost four of their last five games (D1). So things are not going well for them and they have failed to score in three of their last five fixtures as well. That points to this being a low scoring match up and under 2.5 goals at bet356 is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.). So the Africans are out of form and don’t appear to be any kind of major threat here but they are going to need to dig deep and actually push a little bit. There just doesn’t look as if there is going to be much to choose between these two and in the bet365 correct score market, there is decent value at 11/2 on the 1-1 draw* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.) cropping up. Given how lifeless Nigeria looked in their opener against Croatia, their commitment levels and confidence looking pretty low, they are in danger of bowing out of the competition in this fixture.
Iceland covered themselves in glory in holding out for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in their opening World Cup 2018 fixture. They fully deserved the point as well. They stayed organised, they put a tremendous amount of effort into everything they did and while they conceded a lot of possession and sat back, they looked really dangerous on the break and from set pieces because they are a big, physical side. That is a huge asset for them and it is something that will keep them in this. Like Nigeria though, Iceland are not carrying winning form as they are D2 L3 in their last five games played which isn’t great. But they have lost only one of their last six games at major tournaments now and they don’t actually look likely to lose. If Nigeria are as poor as they were in their opening game in this one, then Iceland really will have a chance to push on and grab those three points. In the bet365 first goalscorer market, it is Alfred Finnbogason who is the 5/1 favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.) and he had a great game leading the line against Argentina.
Nigeria v Iceland Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the two countries.
Who will win – Nigeria v Iceland Predictions
We are going to roll with a draw in his one for our Nigeria v Iceland betting tips. Nigeria have to come out and play better than they did against Croatia, while Iceland are just going to be difficult to break down. This may just end in a solid draw.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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