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Iceland vs England Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Kane to fire England to Nations League win

  • Iceland and England clash in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday
  • It is the first meeting between the nations since Euro 2016
  • Iceland have won their last 3 international matches
  • England have won their last 3 internationals without conceding
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Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane can lead England to victory (Getty Images)

Iceland host England in their opening game of UEFA Nations League in Reykjavik on Saturday. These nations meet for the first time since Iceland dumped England out of Euro 2016.

Iceland Form


Iceland failed to qualify automatically for Euro 2020 despite a campaign that saw Erik Hamren's side finish with a record of 6 wins, a draw and 3 defeats. They finished third in Group H behind France and Turkey and were set to go through the play-off phase.

Iceland ended Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 win over Moldova in November, and they have since made it three wins in a row after 1-0 friendly victories over both Canada and El Salvador in January.

Hamren's side have lost just three times since the start of 2019, winning eight of the 14 internationals during that time.

Iceland Team News


Premier League stars Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton and Burnley's Johann Berg Gudmundsson pulled out of the Iceland squad as has Augsburg’s Alfred Finnbogason. 

FC Copenhagen's Ragnar Sigurdsson is out with injury and Aron Gunnarsson has been withheld by his Qatari club Al Arabi.

Bologna's teenager Andri Baldursson is called into the squad for the first time, as is young Brentford goalkeeper Patrik Gunnarsson.

Iceland Squad


Goalkeepers: Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Ögmundur Kristinsson, Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson, Patrik Gunnarsson
Defenders: Kári Árnason, Ari Freyr Skúlason, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hörður Björgvin Magnússon, Jón Guðni Fjóluson, Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson, Hjörtur Hermannsson, Alfons Sampsted
Midfielders: Birkir Bjarnason, Emil Hallfreðsson, Arnór Ingvi Traustason, Victor Pálsson, Arnór Sigurðsson, Samúel Friðjónsson, Mikael Anderson, Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson, Andri Baldursson
Forwards: Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Jón Daði Böðvarsson, Albert Guðmundsson, Hólmbert Friðjónsson

England Form


England were a dominant force as they qualified top of Group A in Euro 2020 qualifying, dropping just three points. A near perfect campaign saw Gareth Southgate's side win seven of their eight games, with a 2-1 defeat against runners-up Czech Republic the only blemish.

A run of three wins to end the qualifying fixtures came courtesy of victories over Bulgaria (6-0), Montenegro (7-0) and Kosovo (4-0). England scored 37 goals across the eight qualifying games. 

They also finished third in the UEFA Nations League after defeating Switzerland on penalties last year.

England Team News


Since first naming his squad, England boss Gareth Southgate has ruled out Harry Maguire after his arrest in Greece and Marcus Rashford and Harry Winks have withdrawn. 

The England squad was already without the likes of Jordan Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ross Barkley, James Maddison and Jesse Lingard through injury.

Southgate has brought in Wolves' Conor Coady and Aston Villa's Jack Grealish to a squad featuring seven uncapped players. Dean Henderson, Phil Foden, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Kalvin Phillips and Mason Greenwood are the other potential debutants.

England Squad


Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Dean Henderson
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Michael Keane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Tyrone Mings, Conor Coady
Midfielders: Declan Rice, Mason Mount, James Ward-Prowse, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Kalvin Phillips
Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham, Danny Ings, Mason Greenwood

Iceland vs England Head to Head


Iceland eliminated England from Euro 2016 when the two nations last met in Nice. Wayne Rooney's penalty was cancelled out by Ragnar Sigurdsson's goa, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson's 18th minute goal proving to be the winner.

England had won the previous meeting 6-1 in a friendly back in 2004.

Iceland vs England Odds


England are 1.25 favourites with Iceland heavy outsiders to win the game. Bet365 have the hosts at 13.00 while a draw is a 5.25 chance.

Iceland vs England Stats


  • Iceland have lost their last 4 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Iceland have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • England have won to nil in their last 3 matches.
  • England's Harry Kane has scored 10 goals in his last 6 international matches.
  • England's Raheem Sterling has scored 4 goals in his last 6 international matches.

Iceland vs England FAQs

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Where is Iceland vs England being played?

Iceland vs England is being played at Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik, Iceland.

When is Iceland vs England being played?

Iceland vs England is being played at 17:00 BST on Saturday 5 September 2020.

What competition is Iceland vs England being played in?

Iceland vs England is a UEFA Nations League A fixture.

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Verdict

Iceland are without five of their best players through withdrawals and injury. England's key men Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling can take advantage of under-strength Iceland in Reykjavik.

Best Bet: England To Win To Nil To Win To Nil @-125 at BetMGM - 2 Units
First Goalscorer: Harry Kane First Goalscorer @+240 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Anytime Goalscorer: Harry Kane Anytime Goalscorer @-151.52 at Borgata Sports - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling Anytime Goalscorer @+120 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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