Who will win Iceland vs Croatia – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018

26th June 2018 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
Iceland v Croatia- World Cup 2018

Iceland vs Croatia World Cup Prediction 26th June 2018 – 7.00 p.m

There should be an entertaining clash between the two European nations and there is plenty at stake, especially Iceland. Croatia have won both of their games so far and have a positive goal difference and so they are likely to end up winning this group. As for Iceland, nothing less than a win will be good enough for them to put them in with a chance of getting through to the knockout phase. But still, then they would be relying on Nigeria not getting a win against Argentina.

Iceland vs Croatia Odds*

Iceland v Croatia Betting Odds*
Croatia 11/8
Draw 12/5
Iceland 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 23rd, 2018 at 00:03 a.m.)

Who will win Iceland vs Croatia?

It will be some turnaround if Iceland were to win this game after really missing the mark against Nigeria in a second fixture. But it looks more likely that Croatia will win this game as they have looked such a complete side at the tournament so far and will be high on confidence after beating Argentina so comprehensively.

Iceland feeling the heat

After their exploits at Euro 2016 can Iceland do it again at the 2018 World Cup? Things are against them reaching the round of 16, because not only will they need to win this game against the group leaders they would also need Nigeria to not beat Argentina. It was against Argentina that Iceland opened their first ever World Cup campaign with such a strong performance in collecting a draw against the Albiceleste. That should have put some massive wind in their sales going into their game against Nigeria, on paper their easiest game of the group.

But Iceland couldn’t deliver and slipped to a 2-0 defeat really putting their chance of reaching the next phase of the competition in doubt. Iceland have won just one of their last nine games and they have lost four of their last six so it is not form that will instill a lot of confidence for punters that Iceland can pull this off. Iceland also have conceded in each of their last nine games and a pretty much indicates Croatia will get their chances to see them off. For our Iceland v Croatia prediction we are going with both teams not to score option at 4/5 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 11:38 p.m.).

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Slick Croatia to hold off Iceland

Has anyone played better than Croatia have done during the group stage of the 2018 World Cup? That’s highly debatable. After opening with a 2-0 win over Nigeria, they went even better in beating Argentina three-nil. They were always going to be a big challenge for Argentina to deal with in this group, but perhaps how emphatic their win over the Albiceleste was, was a little unpredicted. At the heart of Croatia’s success is their brilliant midfield which is so strong both physically and in the creative department.

Luka Modric has a goal in each of Croatia’s World Cup games so far this summer and he is one to watch out for in the anytime goalscorer market. Croatia are in comfortable enough position to take it easy in this game and just stick around and pick up the draw that confirms their group victory. It really needs nothing more than that from them and it could give them a chance to rest of players ahead of the knockout stage. Under 2.5 goals is at 8/13 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 11:38 p.m.). Croatia have won four of their last five games, three of those with a clean sheet.

Iceland vs Croatia Prediction

So a rematch between these two who traded wins in the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign. Iceland’s confidence has to have been dashed after that loss against Nigeria and we can’t see them picking themselves up enough to take down a very strong Croatia side. Back Croatia to win to nil.



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