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BetKing Preview: Nigeria vs Iceland: Expect a stalemate in Volgograd

14:13 EAT 21/06/2018
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The Nordic island put in a resolute performance against the Albiceleste and will be looking to replicate the same against the Super Eagles

Nigeria do battle with Iceland in their second Group D game at the Volgograd Arena on Friday afternoon.

It was a performance to forget for Gernot Rohr’s men as they lost their opening game against Croatia 2-0 via an Oghenekaro Etebo own goal and Luka Modric penalty.

They now come up against a tough-to-beat Iceland and have it all to do even though BetKing tips them for victory at odds of (2.87).

Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men were rock solid as they earned a credible 1-1 draw with two-time world champions and 2014 runners-up Argentina.

Such result gives them the confidence for another fine outing against the out-of-sorts Nigerians with the same betting firm quoting odds of (2.75) for a win.

Iceland are getting the reputation of being draw specialists lately in that they have drawn their last three games and it’s looking very likely that odds of (3.05) would see the result in Volgograd go that way.

The Scandinavians have lost just five of their last 26 competitive games, winning 14, which is a clear sign of their emergence and threat. They are (1.43) to avoid defeat in this tie.

Five of the Europeans last six games has seen three or less goals and thanks to their defensive shape, it’s (1.18) for this match to produce such outcome.

The result of a few goals means it’s less likely that both teams will score. It’s therefore NO at (1.78).

With a stalemate very likely in this tie, punters who are bold can back a draw at halftime and fulltime at the price of (4.20).

For the correct score, BetKing offers rewarding odds of (7.30) for the game to end 0-0.

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