Iceland come into this game with some good form behind them sitting in 2nd spot in the table 3 points behind leaders Croatia who they take on tonight; and in fact the only loss was against the Croats. Iceland a small humble nation, already impressed the world with their impressive performances in Euro 2014 knocking out England in the process and are now looking at another playoff potential to qualify for World Cup 2018. Their games have been exciting and goal laden with 14 goals coming in 5 games, with all of those encounters landing a minimum of 2 goals. In fact there have been a minimum of 2 goals in each of their last 10 competitive fixtures. Their key players that they will rely on are Gunnarson, Sigurdsson and Finnbogason to lead the side to goals and a strong showing here.
Croatia have been lethal in qualifying. After losing out to Portugal in the European Championships, they have marched on to 1st place in the qualifying group winning 4 games and drawing 1 game during that time. Croatia’s defence has been extremely strong through this qualifying campaign; with the only goal that they have leaked has been against Turkey in their first game which was a 1-1 draw. Since then in the next 4 games, they have scored 10 goals without reply. Croatia will rely on the likes of Mandzukic, Modric, Perisic and Kalinic; all of whom have had outstanding seasons coming into this encounter. They will however be without several key players due to injuries including Subasic, Rakitic, Kramaric and Corluka; all of whom would find a starting place in the team today.
I expect an exciting tie and anything goes when it comes to games with Iceland, and that’s why I am backing Over 2 Asian Goal line in this encounter.