Croatia - Iceland Betting Preview: Back goals at both ends despite first leg stalemate

After playing out a 0-0 draw in Reykjavik, our tipster thinks the 6/4 on offer for both teams to score when Lars Lagerback brings his side to Zagreb is worth backing
Iceland travel to Croatia in the second leg of their World Cup play-off match as massive underdogs. The first leg finished 0-0 last week, with the home side being reduced to 10 men with 40 minutes to go in the game.

Despite that red card, Lars Lagerback's side, who are looking to reach their first ever World Cup finals, managed to hold out and stay in the tie.

Before the red card, which Lagerback has said was a questionable decision, his side had competed well with the visitors and may have been disappointed to go into half time at 0-0.

Iceland are currently unbeaten away from home in their last five matches, winning three and scoring in all five so they will have confidence they still have a viable opportunity to progress to Brazil. Despite that respectable away form though, Betway still price them at a massive 10/1 (11.00) to win the match.

Croatia come into this match having played their first match under new manager Niko Kovac on Friday night. The former Bayern Munich man was capped 83 times for his country and took over after a spell with the Under 21s.

Croatia didn't end the group stage of qualifying well, suffering defeats to Belgium and Scotland. As a result, it could be argued the 3/10 (1.33) on offer from Betway to win the match is a little on the short side. The same firm price the draw at 15/4 (4.75).

Despite the first leg finishing 0-0, both sides had chances to open the in the first half. With Olafur Skulason being sent off, it meant the home side sat back to stay in the tie but this second leg could be much more open.

A bet that stands out in this match is both teams to score at 6/4 (2.50) with Betway. Don't be put off with the first leg result, as Iceland have netted 11 goals in their last five away games and the both teams to score bet has paid out in four of Croatia's last six matches.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 6/4 (2.50) with Betway

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