Euro 2016: France vs. Iceland (Quarter Finals)

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Match Venue: Stade de France
Match Date: 3 July 2016

 

Iceland will try to dethrone the host in order to advance in the semis, but will it be possible to beat France if most of their key players receive the yellow card?

Team Analysis

France

France gets to have a superb performance in the beginning of the competition. They are the first team to advance to the knock-out round and they get to beat Ireland in their recent clash for the quarter finals.

So much effort has been showed during their recent campaign. Antoine Griezmann gets to seal a deal as he created the goal for his squad, his impressive stunt is expected to continue.

Meanwhile, there will be no Adil Rami and N’Golo Kante due to their second yellow card that they get on their rally against Northern Ireland. As for who will be the substitute, it will Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.

France (4-3-3): Iloris – Sagna, Mangala, Kolscielny, Evra – Matiudi, Sissoko, Pogba – Griezmann, Giroud, Payet

Iceland

It was a shocking result for the national team of England to be eliminated by Iceland. The Icelandic side continues their journey in the European Cup after bumping off their opponent with a 2-1 score.

The players perform admirably, the combination of manager Lars Largerback and Heimir Hallgrimsson works. The sad fact is that Iceland has 9 players with yellow cards, which will give their two coaches the hard time to determine who will be in the line-up.

Iceland (4-2-4): Halldorsson – Saevarsson, Arnasson, Sigurdsson, Skulason, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Sigurdsson, Bjarnason – Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson.

Prediction

France has the greater advantage of winning this game as they are in better shape compared to their opponents. They are also at their home ground so a massive support is expected from their fans. Tactical defense will be the reason why France will get to progress on the semis.

Tips

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France 1.40

Score: 2-1

Head to Head Matches

09/05/1990      Iceland 1-2 France

11/20/1991      France 3-1 Iceland

09/05/1998      Iceland 1-1 France

10/09/1999      France 3-2 Iceland

05/27/2012      France 3-2 Iceland

France Last Five Matches

06/04/2016      France 3-0 Scotland

06/10/2016      France 2-1 Romania

06/15/2016      France 2-0 Albania

06/19/2016      Switzerland 0-0 France

06/26/2016      France 2-1 Ireland

Iceland Last Five Matches

06/06/2016      Iceland 4-0 Liechtenstein

06/14/2016      Portugal 1-1 Iceland

06/18/2016      Iceland 1-1 Hungary

06/22/2016      Iceland 2-1 Austria

06/27/2016      England 1-2 Iceland

 

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