France v Iceland Betting Preview

ITV1 Sunday 3rd July / 8pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Iceland1X29/1Bet365
Iceland (+1)Asian Handicap11/10Bet365
Iceland 1-0Correct Score20/1Paddy Power
1-1Correct Score8/1Bet365
Kolbeinn SigthorssonFirst Goalscorer14/1Betfred
Ragnar SigurdssonFirst Goalscorer80/1Betfred
Ragnar SigurdssonAnyime Goalscorer29/1888sport

We tipped Iceland to beat England in Nice at 15/2, but their price actually drifted to 9/1 before kick-off, and they are available at the same odds to beat France.

Bet365 appear to be massively underestimating Iceland at that price – which is too big to ignore – with France just 4/9 (generally) and the draw 15/4 with Betfair.

We also suggest backing Iceland (+1) on the Asian Handicap at 11/10 with Bet365 – whereby you win if they win or draw, with money back if they lose by one goal.

Iceland are still unbeaten in France, drawing their first two games and winning the next two – in fact they have only lost one of their last 10 competitive matches.

Their success at Euro 2016 has replicated that of Wales: a well organised defence allied with taking their goal chances – they have 6 from just 14 shots on target.

Indeed, Iceland and Wales are the only teams to have scored in all of their games.

While Iceland have never beaten France, they were 2-0 up at half-time in their last meeting in 2012, in France, before eventually succumbing to two late goals.

But this looks likely to be a closer affair and we suggest backing Iceland 1-0 at a huge 20/1 with Paddy Power, plus the 1-1 at 8/1 with Bet365 (money back if 0-0).

Finally, back the two Icelandic goal scorers against England to score first here.

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, not only scored the winner against England, but also scored against France in that 3-2 defeat four years ago – he’s 14/1 with Betfred.

Centre-back Ragnar Sigurdsson, currently linked with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Leicester, is a huge 80/1 with Betfred – he is sure to be involved in set piece’s and represents tremendous value at that price (33/1 elsewhere).

We’ll also take him at 29/1 with 888sport to score at any time (12/1 elsewhere).

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Iceland1X29/1Bet365
Iceland (+1)Asian Handicap11/10Bet365
Iceland 1-0Correct Score20/1Paddy Power
1-1Correct Score8/1Bet365
Kolbeinn SigthorssonFirst Goalscorer14/1Betfred
Ragnar SigurdssonFirst Goalscorer80/1Betfred
Ragnar SigurdssonAnyime Goalscorer29/1888sport