France vs Iceland predictions and betting tips for Monday’s exciting Euro 2020 qualifier. Both of these nations will look to build on their winning starts to the qualifying campaigns.
After their success in the summer, France have become undoubtedly the best footballing side in the world. With a mixture of young players and experienced personnel, the sky really is the limit and they will be looking for another successful campaign starting with these qualifiers.
This is undoubtedly the hardest fixture that Iceland have in this qualifying campaign and they come into it in high spirits. They will be feeling a little optimistic after they managed to get a draw against France when they met at the end of 2018, however this was only a friendly. This will be a very different game but Iceland could get on the scoresheet, the first France vs Iceland prediction today is France to win and both teams to score at odds of 23/10 with 888Sport.
It’s very hard to look past the talent that France have up front when it comes to picking a goalscorer. The trio of Mbappe, Griezmann and Giroud is a rather scary thought. Iceland do however have a few players in their arsenal to look towards. The obvious man is Gylfi Sigurðsson. The Everton midfielder has been having a wonderful season that has really gone under the radar. With 13 goals in all competitions, it wouldn’t be a shock if the play-maker was to make the scoresheet.
When it comes to my anytime goalscorer prediction, I can’t look past the prodigy that is Kylian Mbappé. With his pace and power he will be looking to exploit and get in behind the Iceland defence and should put away some off the many chances that he’ll get. You can get Mbappé to score anytime at 10/11.
I suspect this game is going to be a lot closer than most people expect. Iceland are no pushovers, which they have shown in the last few years and they will take some belief from their draw in Guingamp in October. Taking all of this into consideration, it still won’t be enough to stop the power that France have. Especially in Paris. Therefore, I am predicting a 2-1 win to France which you can get at 9/1.
Olivier Giroud is expected to start for France as he goes in search of becoming the 3rd highest France goalscorer ever.
Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Mendy are not in the squad due to injury.
Kingsley Coman withdrew from the squad with a back injury before France beat Moldova in their opening Euros qualifier.
Captain Aron Gunnarsson got a knock in their opening qualifier and could miss out.
Everton’s Gylfi Sigurðsson will play a vital role once again, and possibly get the armband.