After watching his England side draw a blank in their final Euro 2016 group game against Slovakia, Roy Hodgson faces a selection headache for the last-16 clash versus Iceland.
Having overturned a 1-0 deficit by both finding the net in the victory over Wales, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy were rewarded with starting spots in that goalless stalemate in Saint-Etienne. Despite neither proving able to make the breakthrough in that clash, the duo are NetBet’s joint 7/2 (4.50) favourites to open the scoring at the Allianz Arena, and priced at 29/20 (2.45) to strike anytime.
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However, Hodgson may be tempted to place his faith once again in Harry Kane, who was dropped for the Slovakia match after a couple of tired-looking displays in France.
Last season’s Premier League top scorer has now gone five games without a goal for his country, but is on offer at 8/5 (2.60) to end that barren streak by finding the net here. Alternatively, the Three Lions boss could turn to wild card Marcus Rashford, who looked lively in his one substitute appearance against Wales as is available at 7/4 (2.75) to score a first competitive international goal.
In contrast to their opposite number, Lars Lagerback and Heimir Hallgrimsson will probably already know exactly how Iceland will line up for the biggest game in their history, having played exactly the same selection in all three matches so far.
Although the four goals scored have been shared out among four players, Gylfi Sigurdsson is definitely the man most likely to cause problems for defenders he has faced regularly in the Premier League. With nine goals to his name in his last 20 appearances for his country, the Swansea City man looks well worth the 9/2 (5.50) price to score anytime, particularly given his role as designated penalty and set-piece taker.
Aside from him, Kolbein Sigthorsson can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to score his first of the tournament, while fellow strikers Alfred Finnbogason 7/1 (8.00) and Eidur Gudjohnsen 29/4 (8.25) will probably have to settle for places on the bench.
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