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Iceland vs Croatia Match Preview and Prediction World Cup Russia 2018

Iceland vs Croatia
World Cup Group D
Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don.

Iceland Croatia Match Preview 

Iceland conveyed a urging push to hold Argentina to a 1-1 draw on the opening day and exactly when everybody anticipated that would see them exploit such achievement, the Scandinavians baffled intensely to lose 2-0 to Nigeria on Friday evening. 

They can even now pass the gathering with the triumph here, yet it must be by an edge near the one of Argentina's against Nigeria. Are the Super Eagles to beat Los Gauchos in St. Petersburg, Iceland's potential vexed against Croatia would mean pretty much nothing. 

The said misfortune to the African outfit was the main ever for the Vikings at a noteworthy competition (tallying EURO and World Cup). They had the opportunity to get back in the challenge, yet Everton's playmaker and group's fundamental star Gylfi Sigrdsson let go wide from the spot to squander an immense shot after Ebueho's test on Alfred Finbogasson. 

Croatia, on the opposite side, hope to have been in entire control of their second-round challenge with Argentina from the very get go. They gave away the ownership and deliberately sat tight for the opportunity to strike. 

It in the long run came soon after the restart when Ante Rebic exploited a horrendous chipped ball from Chelsea's save attendant Willy Caballero to volley it home and put Zlatko Dalic's men ahead. 

Luka Modric at that point multiplied the lead with an impressive exertion from fresh, while Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic tapped the ball into the unfilled net after a go from substitute Mateo Kovacic to make it 3-0 thee last score. 

Iceland Predicted Starting Eleven (4-4-2)

Haldorsson – Saevarsson, Arnason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Magnusson – Gislason, Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bjarnason – Bodvarsson, Finnbogason.

Croatia Predicted Starting Eleven (4-1-4-1)

Subasic – Pivaric, Caleta-Car, Jedvaj, Strinic – Brozovic – Pjaca, Badelj, Kovacic, Bradaric – Kramaric.
Iceland vs Croatia Head-to-head 

Iceland and Croatia fought each other amid the qualifying effort which saw the Scandinavian outfit shockingly complete best of the standings in front of Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey. 

Groups got a spotless sheet win each before the home group amid the run. Strangely, the two sides were matches in the WC Qualification crusades in 2006 and 2014 also. 

By and large, Croatia had substantially more achievement winning four, drawing one and losing one of six gatherings with Iceland. Just a single of these six undertakings saw goals at the two finishes. 

Iceland vs Croatia Prediction 

The Croatian chief Zlatko Dalic declared that he will offer rest to his principle stars to have them crisp for the knockout stage, paying little respect to the restriction there. As the Blazers have as of now have just anchored the last 16 round, we will along these lines likely observe any semblance of Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic, Ante Rebic and Mario Mandzukic all refreshed here. 

All things considered, it doesn't really mean Iceland will win the match as Croatia positively have quality on the seat also. Andrej Kramaric will lead the line, while no one a think little of the midfield with Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic. 

Croatia take into this off the back of three sequential wins which have seen them sack seven goals all the while. Knowing they are up against Iceland who transported two or goals in five of last six diversions, we need to discover the incentive in moving the Blazers to score at least two goals at the chances of 2.37. Croatia's triumph is likewise worth sponsorship at 2.25.