France vs Iceland 07/3/2016 EURO 2016 Preview, Odds and Predictions
France (3-1-0) vs Iceland (2-2-0)
Sunday 3rd July 2016 15:00 (ET)
France -250; Draw +375; Iceland +900 See the Latest Odds
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France look to continue their quest to win Euro 2016 on home soil as they match up with the Cinderella story from Iceland in the quarter finals on Sunday.
The host nation France survived a scare in the round of 16 after conceding a penalty kick in the second minute but they held strong and stuck to their game plan and were rewarded for it as Antoine Greizmann netted two goals in a three minute span early in the second half and the team held on for a huge 2-1 win over Ireland. France takes their next step in the journey on Sunday in the final quarter final show down against the ultimate underdog story from Iceland that you can bet will be getting support from everyone else that isn’t wearing the colour of the Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge. Greizmann was outstanding in the win against Ireland and full credit goes to the French attack and mid field who were exceptional and they probably could have buried at least two more goals in a winning effort and finally look like they are starting to reach top form as the tournament moves along. France has to figure out who they are going to rely on in the attack as they have mad some changes through their first four matches but with Griezmann stepping up and Olivier Giroud playing a perfect complement it looks like we may have seen the end of Anthony Martial in this tournament.
The fairy tale continues for Iceland as they upended England in the round of 16 and will now look to pull off the ultimate upset against France in their own stadium on Sunday. Iceland has epitomized the team game in this tournament and haven’t backed down from anybody and while their group stage wasn’t overly difficult to emerge out of they did finish above Portugal by virtue of the team’s tying in their second match and now they finally have their resume builder with two straight wins over Austria and England. However, Iceland will face a very tough task of facing off against a French side that has so much fire power up top and if there is any weakness with this Iceland side it is their play in the counter attack in the defensive third. The odds in this one are astronomical in favour of the home side and for good reason and while the Iceland story has been remarkable it comes to an end in a big way here as France cruise to the semi-final