Belgium vs Iceland 11/12/2014 International Soccer Preview, Odds and Prediction
Iceland vs Belgium
Wednesday 12th November 2014 18:45(GMT)
The Line: Belgium 1/3 Draw 15/4 Iceland 9/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN3, Bein Sports
An interesting match up on Wednesday night will see the highly fancied and extremely talented Belgians take on an Iceland team that has won their last four including a two nil victory over the Netherlands. Belgian have a star studded team with Chelsea's Eden Hazard their leading light, the brilliant midfielder orchestrates it all from the center alongside Manchester United's Fellaini. With Aston Villa's Christian Benteke and Everton's Romalu Lukaku up front there is plenty of striking talent at the Belgians disposal although this is an area ,even with all the talent in the squad, that Belgium have struggled. A good challenge game for the Belgians here in brussels but the question is can Marc Wilmots side get the win?
Surpise package Iceland are topping Group A with three wins from three but even more impressive is the fact they have yet to concede a goal in qualifying and beat the Netherlands. With a group of hard working players with a couple of top class players among them Iceland are the epitomy of team over talent. Lars Lagerback the manager of Iceland has done a fantastic job with the side and overall the team has been overachieving in recent competitions. If the Icelanders can finish top of Group A with the Czech Republic and the Netherlands in the Group it will be a monumental achievement.
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Really interesting game here between two teams that are quite well matched. On paper Belgium are far stronger but games arent won on paper and this Iceland team has shown that their ability as a team can match anything the opposition has with regard to individual talents as Iceland neutralised all the dutch's individual brilliance to out play them and get a deserved victory. With this game against Belgium the Icelandic side are getting a two goal head start on the handicap and I will be all over that. Its a rare time I will bet more than 2 units on a friendly but with the value here I think this has to be taken. I will also take the draw as I can see this one finishing 1-1 or even 0-0.