This Nordic duel on this Qualification stage for the 2018 World Cup between Finland
and Iceland will take place this Saturday.
The match will be played in Helsinki, at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and will put these two regional rivals head-to-head.
But in terms of placement, the visitors are in a much better position than the hosts.
After their historic campaign at the EUROs Iceland are keeping the momentum going and having a good qualification stage.
The team is fighting point for point in this qualification battle with Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey.
At the moment, Iceland sits in 2nd place, with 13 points. That’s the same points as Croatia and they can even dream with the direct access spot (1st place).
Playing away from home the team has 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, scoring 3 goals and conceding 4 so far.
Latest results – Finland:
11.06.2017 WCQL Finland 1-2 Ukraine
07.06.2017 FRL Finland 1-1 Liechtenstein
28.03.2017 FRL Austria 1-1 Finland
24.03.2017 WCQL Turkey 2-0 Finland
13.01.2017 FRL Slovenia 2-0 Finland
09.01.2017 FRL Finland 1-0 Morocco
Latest results – Iceland:
11.06.2017 WCQL Iceland 1-0 Croatia
28.03.2017 FRL Ireland 0-1 Iceland
24.03.2017 WCQL Kosovo 1-2 Iceland
09.02.2017 FRL Mexico 1-0 Iceland
15.01.2017 FRL Iceland 0-1 Chile
10.01.2017 FRL China 0-2 Iceland
Finland vs Iceland – Betting Tip and Prediction
As for Finland, they are on a complete opposite situation.
The team has been one of the weaker teams of this group, along with Kosovo, and now they can’t dream with qualification for the next World Cup because it is officially impossible for them now.
The Finnish team only has 1 point gained on a draw, curiously againt Kosovo at home.
They lost every one of their other matches and they have a record of 4 goals scored and 10 goals conceded.
Obviously playing at home is trickier and Iceland haven’t been great away from home. But now the visitors are looking a lot stronger than the hosts.
These points against the weaker teams in the group will be enough to cause an impact on the group table.
I don’t think that this quality Iceland side will waste their chance here
|Iceland AH 0||