Prediction: Iceland to win @2.9
It’s matchday two in Group D of the World Cup (WC) as Nigeria and Iceland go head to head at Volgograd Arena in the south-west corner of Russia.
Despite being underdogs, the Icelandic Vikings dug deep and came away with a 1-1 draw against five-time World Cup finalists Argentina. Regardless of that result, this game is a must-win for Iceland. Should they lose or draw this one they will head into the last round of matches at least one point behind Croatia.
Nigeria has a difficult job ahead of them after losing to Croatia. Three points is a must if the ‘Super Eagles’ want to have a chance of progressing further, especially with Argentina awaiting them in the final round of Group D games. For more tips, check for the best free tips at BET-IBC.
Players to watch:
Ahmed Musa is ‘on home turf’ in Russia, and finished the club season with six goals in six matches for CSKA. Striker Alfred Finnbogason scored Iceland’s goal against Argentina and has now found the net in three straight international matches.
- This is the first meeting between these nations. Nigeria has lost four of its last five against European teams. Six of Iceland’s last seven matches have ended with over 2.5 goals scored, with five of those producing over 3.5.
- Nigeria has conceded at least one goal in six straight matches.
- Iceland qualified on the back of six clean sheets in ten matches, but leading up to the finals conceded two goals or more in four straight matches!
- Nigeria’s record from its three last WC appearances reads: W1, D4, L6.
With all these facts, we can be sure that the game will be a very interesting one. Iceland is a very defensive side and Nigeria didn’t show enough strength during their first game. We believe Iceland is going to win. We will use this world cup prediction and open a Pinnacle account via betting agent, BET-IBC, to place our bet.