In their second match in the world cup Nigeria would be facing the Vikings team who by all means live up to their Vikings ancestors, strong and tough as they stopped the mighty Argentina from bagging three points in their opening game. Iceland’s stronghold is its defense and they would put down everything on the line if they need to in this game and it is expected that they would come out on top after this game against the Nigerians who looked completely lost in their opening game against Croatia.
According to bet365 the odds of Iceland winning this game is 9/5, odds of drawing this game is 21/10 and the odds of Nigeria winning this game is 15/8. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Iceland emerging out victorious are 17/10 and probability for a draw is 21/10 and for Nigeria to win the odds are 9/5. Betfair odd for Iceland is 9/5, for Nigeria is 15/8 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 21/10.
Iceland will have one change as Johann Berg Gudmundsson has picked up a calf injury and would be replaced by Rurik Gislason apart from that no other changes are expected from the Icelanders as they face off the Nigerians.
Leon Balogun was great in defense in Nigeria’s defeat to Croatia and is expected to start in this match as well and the Nigerians are also most likely to field the same playing team in this game as they did in their first match.
Nigeria: L L L D L W
Iceland: D D L L L W
Iceland is most likely to come out on top after this game.
Man Of The Match:
If Iceland has to win then it would fall on Halldorsson and if Nigeria wins, it will be Philippe Ighalo.