Match: Nigeria vs Iceland
Competition: World Cup 2018 Group D
Time / Date: 18:00h / 22 June 2018
Venue: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd.
It’s second round in Group D of the World Cup where Nigeria and Iceland go meet each other at Volgograd Arena in Russia.
Nigeria vs Iceland Match Preview
The Super Eagles frustrated massively in their opening occasion slipping 2-0 to Croatia in a match which detected no shots on target before the hour-mark. This weak attacking performance from them will hardly break Iceland rock solid defence.
Iceland made a huge point on their World Cup debut displaying a superb defensive performance facing Argentina. Can the magic for them continue and here as they record their first World Cup victory?
Nigeria vs Iceland Team News
Gernot Rohr could call the same eleven that began the failure to Croatia last Saturday.
Uzoho , Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu , Ndidi, Onazi (Etebo) , Iwobi, Obinna, Moses , Ighalo.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is missing with a calf problem, with Rurik Gislason required to deputise. Head coach Heimir Hallgrímsson possible see no reason to change the eleven that started the 1-1 draw with Argentina.
Halldorsson, Saevarsson, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Magnusson, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson, Bjarnason, Sigurdsson, Finnbogason
Nigeria vs Iceland Stats and Streaks
- Nigeria have conceded at least one goal in six matches.
- After registering eight shots versus Argentina in the first half of their opening match, Iceland slipped to register a single effort on goal in the other 45 minutes.
Nigeria vs Iceland Head-to-head
There has only held one encounter between Nigeria and Iceland, with Iceland winning 3-0 in a 1981 friendly.
Nigeria vs Iceland Match Prediction
I favour Iceland to catch all three points here after their morale raising result versus Argentina, and an Iceland Draw No Bet seems a great option here. Five of Iceland’s last six competitive games have seen less than three goals as well, so I also opting for an Under 2.5 Goals along with 1-0 correct score predictions.