World Cup – Qualifiers
start: 19:45 (GMT+2)
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
– 13, Iceland – 10, Ukraine – 8, Turkey – 8, Finland – 1,
Kosovo – 1;
team of Ante Čačić
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.
the attacking line of the guests is still full of the stars – Mario
Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić, Luka Modrić, Marcelo Brozović.
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
of course, now Iceland doesn’t have such star players. And the best
player is still the attacking midfielder of Swansea Gylfi Sigurðsson.
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?
– 4.2, draw – 3.30, Croatia – 2.05;
both teams to score (yes) – odds 1.95 Bet365