Iceland v Croatia, World Cup 2018, Match Preview

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Iceland and Croatia meet in a Group D World Cup match on Tuesday night and if Iceland are to keep their qualification hopes alive they have to win the match.  We take a look at the game and suggest a bet.

 

GROUP D UPDATE

Croatia have done enough to win the group with their 2 victories but either of Argentina, Nigeria or Iceland can still qualify.  Argentina are the favourites at 9/10, Nigeria 16/10 and Iceland, the outsiders of the trio, at 9/2 to qualify. – Click here for Group D betting

 

Iceland v Croatiaclick here to bet

Iceland started their campaign well, coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Argentina and having looked every bit Nigeria’s match in the first half of their second game before being beaten 2-0 by the African giants.  Iceland will have to win this game to stand any chance of qualifying and they will have to hope that things go their way in the other match.

Croatia have very little pressure on them going into this match having beaten Argentina 3-0 and Nigeria 2-0.  They will want to keep up their momentum though and the fact that Iceland have to come at them should open up plenty of scoring chances at the other side.

These sides met in World Cup qualification with Iceland winning 1-0 at home and Croatia winning their home match 2-0.  Croatia are 14/1 to win the World Cup after their promising start. Click here for outright betting

 

Betting

Iceland 26/10

Draw 23/10

Croatia 23/20

 

Suggested bet:  Croatia win at 23/20.

The only reason we will be getting better than even money about Croatia is that the fact that they have less to play for in this game than Iceland.  I think they will want to keep their momentum going into the last 16 though and with Iceland pressing forward they are going to leave themselves vulnerable at the back and I expect Croatia to capitalise.

 

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change 

 

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