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Iceland vs France Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

22:06 IST 09/10/2019
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This fixture has produced plenty of goals over the years and we are backing that trend to continue when they meet in Euro 2020 qualifying once more

World Cup winners France travel to Reykjavik to continue their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a game against an Iceland side who are just behind them in Group H.

Didier Deschamps' men suffered a shock defeat to leaders Turkey back in June but have won all five of their other games in the group to sit level on points with Senol Gunes' side.

Iceland are just three points behind Turkey and France and know that a win would put them in a great position.

Latest odds

France triumphed 4-0 when they hosted Iceland in qualifying back in March and another victory for Les Bleus is offered at 1.40 with Sportsbet. The hosts are priced at 6.50 and the draw at 4.00

Iceland vs France Team News

The world champions are without Kylian Mbappe, who has been struggling with a thigh problem. His place in the squad has been taken by Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea.

Captain Hugo Lloris is also missing having picked up a serious injury in Tottenham's last Premier League game with the 32-year-old's place taken by Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

Paul Pogba is also out for Les Bleus.

Iceland vs France Preview

Iceland have failed to win any of the 14 matches they have contested against France, although meetings between these sides tend to be entertaining.

Each of the last five clashes has seen over 3.5 goals, while both France and Iceland have been scoring freely in their qualifying campaign.

Deschamps' side have netted 19 times with their six matches averaging 3.83 goals, while Iceland's games have averaged 3.17 goals.

Given the history of this fixture, plus the respective form of the two sides, backing another high-scoring encounter makes plenty of sense. 

Tips and predictions

Over 2.5 goals in the game seems a safe bet and is offered at the extremely healthy looking price of 1.86. This bet has paid out in five of France's six qualifiers and in four of Iceland's six games in the group. 

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Over 2.5 goals at 1.86 for a 2.5pt stake with Sportsbet