England vs Iceland 6/27/16: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions
England (1-2-0) vs Iceland (1-2-0)
Monday 27th June 2016 15:00 (ET)
England -200; Draw +300; Iceland +800 See the Latest Odds
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celand look to stay undefeated and continue their Cinderella run into the Euro 2016 quarter finals but they will have to get through a very strong English side that is looking to reach peak performance on Monday.
Iceland has become the feel good story of this year’s Euro 2016 tournament as they have shocked the world and not only have they qualified for the round of 16, they finished second in their pool and have yet to drop points thus far and have a shot at getting through to the quarter finals against France. Iceland has epitomized the team game and have been very exciting to watch in the counter attack as they have some exciting options in the attacking third and will have no pressure on them whatsoever heading into this game as they face an English side that always has astronomical expectations on their shoulders. Iceland will need to weather the storm for the first 25 minutes as the Engish will be out to net an early goal and use their depth on the bench to put the Icelandics away but if they can contain England’s attack they may be able to stick around and take advantage of an English mistake.
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England couldn’t have been any happier with the draw they got coming out of their group and while they were runners up to Wales they ended up with a more favourable draw against an Iceland team that is playing well but is far less superior on paper. England have so many options up top and are dominant in the middle of the field and if they can reach their potential in this game and turn off some of the pressure from outsiders they should be able to get into a groove and that should be more than enough to send them into a battle with France in the quarters. However, Iceland has been surprising everyone thus far and shouldn’t be taken lightly here as they could very well extend this game into extra time and maybe even into penalty kicks where anything can happen and anyone can win. In the end, I think the English will do just enough to get through, like they did against Wales, and take the pressure off for at least one more fixture.