Iceland vs England Betting Tips, Predictions & Line-Ups (Nations League - 5.9.2020)

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Iceland vs England Betting Tips, Predictions & Line-Ups (Nations League - 5.9.2020)
England take on Iceland at Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik, in their first UEFA Nations League fixture on Saturday night. Will the Three Lions start the campaign with a win? This article contains our Iceland vs England betting preview with predictions, betting tips, probable lineups, team news, enhanced odds, exclusive offers and no deposit free bets on this week's football!

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Iceland knocked out England at Euro 2016 in their last direct encounter

Iceland lost all four of their Nations League matches last year - against Switzerland and Belgium - to finish bottom of the section. They also faile to automatically qualify for the Euros - missing out on a top-two finish behind France and Turkey - and will take on Romania in the qualification playoffs next month. Iceland have played two friendlies in the early stages of 2020, overcoming Canada and El Salvador.

Many key players - including Gylfi Sigurdsson, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Alfred Finnbogason and Ragnar Sigurdsson - are sidelined meaning that several young players will feature from the off. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson will lead the line while Brescia midfielder Birkir Bjarnason will start in the engine room alongside Mikael Anderson, Arnor Ingvi Traustason and Arnor Sigurdsson.

England have won three in a row by a combined scoreline of 17-0

England have not been in action since thumping Kosovo 4-0 in their final Euro 2020 qualifier last November. Gareth Southgate's men finished third in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League, winning a group that contained Spain and Croatia before losing to Netherlands in the semi-finals. As to Euro 2020 qualification, they won the Group A by 6 points over Czech Republic.

Harry Maguire has been omitted as well as Harry Winks, Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell. With Marcus Rashford also out through injury a front three of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho. Declan Rice, 21, is the most experienced midfielder (seven caps) available for Southgate and will be joined by Phil Foden and Mason Mount in the middle of the park. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker will start as full backs. John Stones and Eric Dier's lack of match fitness leaves Joe Gomez, Tyrone Mings, Michael Keane, Eric Dier and Conor Coady competing for two starting spot as centre backs.

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Iceland v England Starting Lineups   

Iceland (4-4-2): Halldorsson; Hermannsson, Arnason, Ingason, Skulason; A Sigurdsson, Bjarnason, Traustason, Anderson; Bodvarsson, Sigthorsson

England (4-3-3): Pope; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Keane, Walker; Mount, Rice, Foden; Sterling, Kane, Sancho

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Iceland v England Betting Tips  

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