Iceland vs France
Euro 2020 Qualifier, Europe
Date: Friday, 11th October 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 UK Time
Venue: Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik, Iceland
France national team are gunning for all three points to get them at the top of their Euro 2020 group standings. Les Blues won’t have an easy ride though as on Friday they will be playing Iceland away at Laugardaslvollur in Reykjavic.
Iceland vs France Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as prepare themselves for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifying match. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 5-3-2
Probable Lineups: Halldorsson(g);Ingason, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason, Magnusson(def);J. Gudmundsson, Hallfredsson, Bjarnason(mid);Bodvarsson, Sigurdsson(att)
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Areola(g);Pavard, Lenglet, Varane, Digne(def);Lemar, Kante, Matuidi, Coman(mid);Griezmann, Giroud(att).
Before heading into this Friday international battle for Euro 2020 qualifier, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWWL
Our Boys have been pretty competitive so far in their Euro 2020 group stage battle. In their most recent five fixtures, Erik Hamren’s squad picked up three wins and two defeats.
Unfortunately, their latest match was a disappointment as they were beaten 4-2 by Albania. That result is not a positive moral booster ahead of their important clash against France next Friday.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) WLWWW
Les Blues surprisingly haven’t been having a dominant results in their Euro 2020 qualifier. Didier Deschamps’ men grabbed four wins and one defeat during their last five matches in all competition.
Their defeat so far during those run did happen in one of their qualifying game against Turkey. However, France have reacted well after that loss as they won all of their next three games afterwards.
Hamren have some small issues with absentee for this upcoming Friday clash at home. Gunnarsson, Eyjolfsson and Sigurdarsson won’t be available for this clash due to injury problems.
However, Our Boys will still be able to field their important names such as Gylfi Sigurdsson, Hallfredsson or Bodvarsson. Hamren is also ready to expect strong offensive approach from Les Blues and play more on the counter.
Deschamps is facing a pretty troublesome situation with injuries as some of his important names will be out. Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba, Laporte, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Anthony Martial, Samuel Umtiti are all absente for this match.
Having that amount of players out doesn’t mean that Les Blues won’t have any superstars left. Antoine Griezmann, N’golo Kante, Matuidi, Kingsley Coman, and Varane will still be available for selection this Friday.
Head to Head Records:
In their previous four meetings in all competition, Les Blues have been dominant over their opponent with three wins and one draw.
Their most recent matchup happened on March 26, 2019 in the previous Euro 2020 qualifying which was won by France 4-0.
Playing in front of their home crowd can give that extra energy for Iceland to put on a strong display. They must also take advantage of a pretty injury ridden France squad, but should not underestimate Les Blues’ either.
Despite their injuries, Deschamps’ men remain a strong squad that will also target all three points. France might still be slightly favorite to win, but they must put on a strong performance on Friday.
Final Score: 1-2