FIFA World Cup – Qualifiers
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+2)
During the 3rd day of the 6th round of the European qualification stage will be held one of the most interesting matches in the capital of Iceland. Croatia came to Reykjavík. And now the team of Ante Čačić is the only leader of the 9th group. The team has 13 points. And Iceland became the main challenger of the leader and now needs only 3 points to catch Croatia:
Croatia – 13, Iceland – 10, Ukraine – 8, Turkey – 8, Finland – 1, Kosovo – 1;
The team of Ante Čačić
The only leader of the 9th sextet came to Reykjavík in slightly renewed squad. The biggest changes happened in defense line. For example, when comparing with Croatia’s squad in EURO 2016 in France now the team of Ante Čačić is lacking Darijo Srna, Vedran Ćorluka, Šime Vrsaljko. Ivan Rakitić is also not playing now.
But the attacking line of the guests is still full of the stars - Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić, Luka Modrić, Marcelo Brozović.
We doubt that the football fans were dreaming to see Iceland as one of the leaders of the Champions race especially in the face of Turkey and Ukraine. But, nevertheless today the team of Heimir Hallgrímsson is taken the second position, being ahead of its opponents for 2 points.
And of course, now Iceland doesn’t have such star players. And the best player is still the attacking midfielder of Swansea Gylfi Sigurðsson.
The head coach of Croatia before coming to Reykjavík had declared that his team in going to Iceland for victory. But now, according to the tournament position Croatia will be pleased to get a goalless draw. Let us remind that the first meeting of the current opponents in Zagreb had ended in victory of the hosts of Maksimir with the score - 2:0 (Brozović 2). And what outcome is more acceptable now?
Iceland – 4.2, draw – 3.30, Croatia – 2.05;
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - odds 1.95 Bet365