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EURO 2016 - France v Iceland - MATCH PREVIEW

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There will be a huge weight of expectations on France when they look to seal their place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals against Iceland. This quarter-final will be played at the Stade de France on Sunday, July 3.

France came to the tournament with a talented squad and looks good to go all the way. They were challenged in almost all the matches but their quality is good enough to propel them this far. Antoine Griezmann was the star against Republic of Ireland in the round of 16 while Dimitri Payet did the star turn in the initial matches. There is still a lot of work to do but they hope to ride on the home support to craft their way deeper into the tournament.


Iceland have already caught everyone’s attention by being the giant killers. Ending the group phase undefeated, Iceland were the toast of neutrals in France. But the bigger shock was yet to come as Iceland dumped England in the round of 16. Their performance and results in Euros is an extension of what Iceland have been doing since the qualifiers started. The grit and determination of this squad is second to none and France will find out first hand of their qualities on Sunday.

France will undoubtedly be the favorites for this encounter but they should be wary of making the same mistake as England. Iceland has enough determined players to make a fist of this encounter and any slip from France will not go unpunished. The hosts will miss Adil Rami and N’Golo Kante due to suspension which will make things interesting.

France v Iceland - Betting advice

France scored in 12 of their last 14 games but have also conceded goals in eight of those. Iceland too are in cracking scoring form with 13 consecutive scoring matches but have conceded in 11 of those. Backing both side to find the net looks the safest option.

France have not lost in their last eight matches with just a draw in the Euros group stage against Switzerland being their non-win. Iceland are unbeaten too in the Euros and have lost just once in their last seven matches. Backing a draw in the regular time isn’t a bad option. Back France to win this game but if you are a little aggressive, go for an Iceland win.

Both sides to score is the best bet.

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