Liechtenstein vs Iceland Prediction & Tips
Unsurprisingly, Liechtenstein (# 181 in the FIFA rankings) began its World Cup knockout campaign with a pair of defeats, although it held out valiantly until the 83rd minute against Armenia. Those poor results continued with a recurring theme, as they have now conceded before the 20th minute and / or after the 80th in five of their last six games (E2, P4).
Now on a ten-match winless streak at home (E3, P7), Liechtenstein has also failed to score in each of their last seven World Cup knockout matches at home (E0, P7). Although they last won Iceland’s visit, that was in 2007, and since that 3-0 win, Liechtenstein has only won four international matches at home, none against teams ranked above 129th in the rankings. FIFA.
While Iceland (# 46) is a clear favorite in this clash, their recent results are not much different from their rival on duty. They are on a seven-game losing streak – three of which saw the team run out of score – which has left them hungry for a win.
Considering the fragility of the venue as matches begin and end, it is worth noting that four of Iceland’s last five away goals have been scored before the 20th minute or after the 80th minute. first they have also been undefeated in Iceland’s last ten World Cup qualifying matches away from home, with Iceland winning seven times.
Players to watch: Nicolas Hasler has scored in Liechtenstein’s last two international victories, while veteran Icelandic defender Birkir Már Saevarsson scored the last time these two teams met (June 2016). Meanwhile, his teammate and namesake Birkir Bjarnason scored Iceland’s first goal in their latest away win (against Moldova, # 177 in the FIFA Rankings) in November 2019.
Highlight: Iceland have won each of their last four games against teams ranked outside of the top 150 in the FIFA rankings, leading 1-0 by going into halftime in all of them.
Liechtenstein – Iceland FREE TIPS
Iceland – Win @1.25
Both teams to score / NO @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.40