France v Iceland Euro 2020 betting preview and tips

20:45 Mon 25 Mar
Football
Euro
2020 Qualifying
Tip: France + BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: +290

France are the world champions and they are likely to be the leading lights in Euro 2020 Group H, with Les Bleus boasting a squad who are packed with brilliant players who helped them conquer the planet in Russia last summer.

Manager Didier Deschamps has been predictable in terms of personnel called up for the latest international matches, with Hugo Lloris retaining the vote of confidence despite a shaky season for Tottenham, while Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti are expected to be the first choice central defensive partnership.

The French can expect a heroes welcome at the Stade de France, with the stadium likely to be packed to cheer on a team who continue to have Antoine Griezmann spearheading the attack and we should expect them to get among the goals in this clash.

Iceland have been having a rough time of things in the past twelve months and they are actually without a win since beating Indonesia in a friendly encounter over a year ago.

They claimed a 1-1 draw with Argentina at the 2018 World Cup but lost their other matches against Nigeria and Croatia, while the Nations League games against Belgium and Switzerland saw the Viking nation absolutely outclassed.

In fairness, the Icelanders have been punching above their weight for a few years and they’re unlikely to get much from a clash against another top European opponent, although the French are prone to conceding goals.

We’re happy to take them to win the game but both teams to find the net, with Iceland having most recently drawn 2-2 against both Qatar and Sweden.

France were strong defensively during the World Cup although they were defensively a little more suspect in the Nations League and won’t be too preoccupied by conceding the odd goal providing they outscore their opponents.

BETTING TIP
France + BTTS @ 3.90 with bet365