Denmark vs Iceland Predictions and Betting : The UEFA Nations League Games is back to its 5th week of action with the club football taking a backseat for a week. Even though there are several matchups that are hyped, there is one game that is overlooked but really seems interesting.
It is the game between Denmark and Iceland on Sunday where the hosts are looking for that top spot whereas Iceland are desperate for a win that will come as a face saver for the side. With nothing to lose, Iceland might just go all out whereas Denmark are a quality making it a good watch on a weekend.
Denmark vs Iceland Predictions and Betting Tips
Denmark vs Iceland Predictions and Betting : Recent form
Denmark have had a decent season so far with 4 wins in the last 6 games so far. This has made sure that their dream of making it to further rounds in the Nations League is truly alive.
Looking at their Nations League performance so far, they began their campaign with a loss against Belgium and managed to draw against England in the next three days.
But they made a huge statement after wins against Iceland and England which ensured them the second spot in the table with 7 points and a win on Sunday would mean that they have a mighty chance to top the group.
Iceland have been subpar in their recent outings with just 2 wins in 6 games and haven’t really played attacking brand of football so far.
This is highly reflective in their performance in the Nations League as they have lost all the games they have played so far and are in fear of getting relegated to a lower league for next season.
It is important for the side to earn some points so as to avoid this humiliation in a prestigious tournament like this. Their last triumph was against Romania in a Euro qualifier when the former managed to trump the latter team with a 2-1 margin.
Denmark vs Iceland Predictions and Betting : Head-to-head
Recent Meeting: Denmark defeated Iceland with a 3-0 margin in a UEFA Nations league fixture.
Denmark vs Iceland Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Iceland will probably go in with a 3-1-4-2 combination to give them enough power in defense and attack. On the other hand, Denmark would field a 4-2-3-1 formation in this game to challenge their rivals.
Looking at the Denmark squad, the likes of Dolberg, Yussuf Poulsen and Christian Eriksen will have to fire from all fronts.
Yussuf Poulsen has been exemplary for Leipzig this season with 3 goals and an assist in 6 appearances. In addition to this, he has 72.4% pass accuracy, 1.4 shots on target and has 2.5 aerial duels won per game so far.
On the other hand, Christian Eriksen strengths include free kicks, giving key passes and taking set pieces. He has scored 5 goals this season along with 86% pass accuracy and 1.4 shots on target. Kasper Dolberg is the key striker who has 6 goals in 18 games along with 81.3% pass accuracy and 1.6 shots on target so far.
The forward of Iceland will primarily be led by Bodvarsson and Gudmundsson so far. The Iceland striker is good with headers and aerial duels but hasn’t scored in 12 games so far. He has 65.4% pass success and has 0.4 shots per game so far.
Albert Gudmundsson has been a quality striker in the squad who has netted on 7 occasions along with 2 assists in 14 outings. In addition to creating 2.3 shots per game, he has 72.8% pass accuracy and 0.6 key passes created.
Denmark’s defense has Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen and Wass who have been largely inconsistent and have performed in bursts.
Simon Kjaer is good in blocking the ball and tackling who has 85.9% pass accuracy. Along with this, he enjoys 1.4 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 3.6 clears per game in the recent outings.
Andreas Christensen passes extremely well at 92.5% accuracy and is exceptional in aerial duels. He has 1.5 interceptions, 3.8 clears and 0.9 blocks every match in the last 10 games.
The backline of the Iceland has the services of Eyjolfsson, Magnusson and Ingason to guard their goal post.
Eyjolfsson has a pass accuracy of 87.8% and has won one aerial duel per game. Along with this, he has 1.3 clears and 1.3 blocks making it so difficult for the opponents to score. Magnusson is not only a defender but has also scored for his club. He has a pass accuracy of 77.4% along with 2.4 aerial duels and 2.7 clears per game in his last 18 appearances.
Denmark vs Iceland UEFA Nations League predictions and betting analysis:
The game between Denmark and Iceland will be played in the Parken stadium on 15th November at 8.45pm local time. Even though this looks more like a one-sided affair for Denmark, Iceland are more than capable to pull an upset on Sunday.
The betting platforms and prediction experts are expecting Denmark to take this quite comfortably with an outside edge to the visiting side.
According to FCTables, the home side has more than 65% chance going into this game whereas the underdogs Iceland needs a big performance to trounce their rivals as they are given just 12% so far.
Oddschecker known for giving out the best odds have put all their money on Denmark with significant odds while heavy odds are stacked against Iceland in this game.
Another platform Bet365, has given 1.40 odds to the hosts whereas Iceland have 7.50 odds meaning that if Iceland manages to win this, it will be an upset.