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Croatia vs. Iceland - 6/26/18 World Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iceland vs. Croatia
Date & Time Tuesday June 26, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Croatia -123 / Draw +256 / Iceland +361 -- Over/Under: 2
TV Channel
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Soccer | Iceland vs. Croatia
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Croatia need a point to secure top spot in the group as they take on Iceland in the final round of games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Iceland will need to win to keep their World Cup dream alive. This setup should result is a great game of football.

Iceland were impressive against Argentina in the opening game. They were unlucky to win that game and following a loss to Nigeria, they need to beat Croatia to have any chance of making the round of 16. Iceland are a side that is well built with all the players playing vital roles. This game will be a big challenge for Iceland since they are playing a Croatian side that is in good form and filled with top-level players.

On the other side of the coin, I am expecting Croatia to rest some player. A draw is all that Croatia needs and with the knockout stages not far away, I am expecting the manager to play some squad players. That should not weaken Croatia since the squad players are also incredibly talented. This side has looked far better than any other team in this group and having already beaten Argentina and Nigeria, I expect them to get all three points in this game also.

All in all, I am predicting that Croatia wins this game. They are the better team and this seems like a safe prediction. We are getting a good enough price to wager on Croatia to win this game so betting on the outright result seems like the best option. Expect this to be a low scoring game since Iceland will be under tons of pressure. The under 2.5 goals is also a wager which I like.

 

Pick:
Croatia

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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