Nigeria v Iceland Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Our tipster thinks that Heimir Hallgrimsson's well-drilled side may be able to keep the shot-shy Super Eagles at bay in Friday's Group D fixture

Iceland are targeting their first World Cup finals victory when they line up against Nigeria in Volgograd on Friday afternoon.

Heimir Hallgrimsson's side picked up a point from their debut appearance against Argentina, with Alfred Finnbogason cancelling out Sergio Aguero's opener before Hannes Halldorsson saved a Lionel Messi penalty.

Latest odds

Iceland, the smallest nation ever to compete in the World Cup, have already made a big impression in Russia and SportPesa offer 33/20 (2.65) that they claim a historic win against the Super Eagles.

Nigeria failed to fire against Croatia in their Group D opener and SportPesa go 19/10 (2.90) that Gernot Rohr's charges breathe fresh life into their campaign with a win here.

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The draw is chalked up as a 43/20 (3.15) chance with SportPesa.

Team news

Hallgrimsson could name the same starting line-up against the Super Eagles, with Finnbogason charged with leading the line and Gylfi Sigurdsson providing the creative spark for Iceland.

Nigeria offered little attacking threat against Croatia and Rohr will hope that Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and former Watford striker Odion Ighalo make more of an impact against Hallgrimsson's team.

Nigeria's World Cup woes

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The Super Eagles have won just one of their last 13 fixtures at the finals and they have been beaten in each of their last three matches in this competition.

Furthermore, Nigeria have failed to find the net in six of their last 11 matches at the World Cup; SportPesa go 33/20 (2.65) that Rohr's side draw a blank once again on Friday.


Iceland have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six competitive victories and SportPesa go 27/10 (3.70) that Hallgrimsson's team win to nil.

Better value, though, could lie in the 33/20 (2.65) quote for Iceland to keep a clean sheet in Volgograd on Friday afternoon.

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