England 2-1-2, Iceland 0-0-5
11/18/20 2:45 pm
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England is hosting Iceland at Wembley Stadium in round 6 in the UEFA Nations League.
England has been terrible in the Nations League despite being the dominant team in most of their games. With 7 points, only 3 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, England is in 3rd place in their group in the Nations League. England has barely beaten Iceland in the first round of the Nations League with a goal from the penalty spot in the 91st minute. Of the three goals that England has scored, only 1 was scored from the play. In their last match against Belgium on the road, England has had 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. England has been incredibly ineffective in this game, and the other Nations League games and they have lost this match 2-0. England can still end up in second place, but they need a win here, and Denmark has to lose. There is plenty of talent in England, and they have a lot of depth, but they better tune up their game before the Euro Cup next year, or this will be another disappointing major competition for England.
Iceland has lost 6 of their last 7 games, and they failed to qualify for the Euro Cup next year. In the Nations League, Iceland is still without a point, and they have scored only 3 goals while conceding 13 goals. In their latest Nations League game against Denmark on the road, Iceland has had 43% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. Iceland’s game contains of only the defense, and only defense, and it wasn’t different in this game. Iceland was losing 1-0, but they were able to get back in the 85th minute. Just when we thought the game will end in a draw, Iceland has conceded another penalty, and they ended up losing this match 2-1. Saevarsson, Kjartansson, and Fridjonsson have each scored 1 goal for Iceland in the Nations League. Iceland is in horrible shape right now, and they ended up without their head coach who resigned after failing to qualify for the Euro Cup. Iceland’s tactic usually pays off against the weaker teams, but when it comes to the stronger teams, they just can’t keep up offensively, while their defense tends to lose focus and make mistakes. Better luck in the next qualifications, Iceland.
I know that England is not playing well, and they are terrible in the attacking end in the Nations League, but if they can’t score at least 2 goals against Iceland, I don’t know against who they can. Iceland is in terrible form, and they have lost 4 games in a row. I’m taking England at home, and goals.