ICELAND vs CROATIA
KICK OFF: 26th June 2018 | 19:00 CET
GROUP D ROUND 3 | ROSTOV ARENA
Will Iceland overcome surprise package Croatia in a must-win game?
Iceland lock horns with already-qualified Croatia in a must-win match if they are to have any chance of progression. Croatia’s coach, Zlatko Dalic, has already admitted that most of his first-team players will be rested. But, will that give Iceland an edge to claim victory in this one?
The two teams played together in World Cup qualifying group, and both won their home fixtures. This will be the first time Iceland and Croatia meet in a major tournament. Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty in their 2 – 0 loss to Nigeria that left the Icelanders on just one point from two fixtures. Such goal-scoring chances might be hard to come by given the defensive discipline of Croatia.
Therefore, under 2.5 goals seems a worthy investment as this outcome has paid off in all their previous meetings.