They say save the best for last. And Euro 2016 has definitely done that for the quarter final match with a France vs Iceland. This time the host country will be pitted against the proclaimed underdogs of the tournament, Iceland.
Fans matter to France. Maybe that is the reason why the host country has never let down their citizens, winning two major tournaments hosted in their own country. France have been unbeaten in this year’s Euro 2016 and will be a lethal force against Iceland. However, France’s statistics show they are less likely to take a shot opportunity. Both their possession and passing accuracy is lower than Iceland’s but their defense is the one to watch out for. Their penalty shootouts at major international tournaments are at an equal 3 wins and losses.
Iceland have won the hearts of many after beating the odds and making it to the quarter finals round on their debut into the tournament. Iceland has never beaten France in all of their 11 meetings but after a victory over England, Iceland knows their strategy works. However, in Euro 2016, Iceland has been unbeaten in their maiden journey for the Euro Cup. However, Iceland must play safely and stay away from bookings as almost all of their players are one booking away from being banned on their most crucial quarter final match, UEFA notes.
Euro 2016 Quarter Finals Prediction: France vs Iceland
The odds may look bad for Iceland but it fits with the fairy tale storyline they have been weaving so far. Always the underdog in any match and rising up to the challenge and surprising their opponents. The stronger their opponents are, the sharper the precision and accuracy Iceland’s small team unleashes on the field. Even the statistics tell us Iceland, small though the nation may be, is rich in quality output more than anything else. So could you blame us on picking Iceland the hopeful victors of the last quarter final match?
Watch France vs Iceland Online
Don’t miss the last Euro 2016 Quarter Final between France and Iceland scheduled on Sunday, July 3, 9:00PM CET (Monday, July 4, 5:00AM NSW) at the Stade de France in Saint Denis.
Watch the France vs Iceland match online on beIN Sports.