Croatia vs. Iceland FIFA 2018 match analytics and prediction

Croatia vs. Iceland FIFA 2018 match analytics and prediction

11:30 pm, 26.06.2018

Croatia have won their opening match in this world cup for the first time since their debut in the competition in 1998 and the previous match against Argentina that was huge first victory in five attempts against south American nation in world cup. Today’s match is the seven different meeting in between Iceland and Croatia but first time such a big tournament with all of their previous encounters coming in world cup qualifier. Iceland only one previous victory against Croatia comes in the qualifying stage for this tournament. Croatia has won two world cup matches in a row for the first time since 1998. They have never won three matches in FIFA before. Croatia has kept a clean sheet in three of their four world cup matches. Croatia standing position is top of the table and Iceland is third of points table. Let’s see Croatia can hold their position or not.

FIFA Ranking:

Sl.TeamCurrentHighestLowest
1Croatia20 (7th June 2018)03 (Jan 1999)125 (March 1994)
2Iceland

22 (7th June 2018)

18 (March 2018)13 (June 2012)

Probable Team Croatia:

Dominik Livakovic (Gk), Luka Madric (c), Sime Vrasaljko, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Rakitik, Mario Mendzukic, Ivan Perisic, Mateo Kovacic, Dejan Lovren, Vedran Corluka, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic, Marko Pjaca.

Head Coach: Zlatko Dalic.

Key Players: Luka Madric & Ante Rebic

 

Probable team Iceland:

Hannes Por Halldorsson (GK), Aron Gunnarsson (C), Hordor Bjorgvin Magnusson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Saevarsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Emil hallfredsson, Albert Gudmundsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Rurik Gislason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Ari Freyr Skulason, Ola Fur Ingi Skulason.

Head Coach: Heimir hallgrimsson

Key player of Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alfred Finnbogason.

Head to Head Status:

Croatia 4 – 1 Iceland (Draw – 1 times.)

Final Prediction: Will update soon

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