England attempt to round off their United Nations League campaign with a victory this week. The side will play host to Iceland at Wembley in League A Group 2. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
England lost their chance of qualifying for the finals of the UEFA Nations League. On the other hand, Iceland confirmed their relegation last week from Group 2. Both teams play for pride in this midweek fixture.
Hopes of a spot in the UEFA Nations League came to a crashing end following their 2-0 loss to Belgium. The loss ensured that the Three Lions would not make a second appearance at the finals after an underwhelming group stage performance.
England looked far the better team during their clash with Jack Grealish earning many plaudits for impressive performances. A deflected shot by Youri Tielemans, and a freekick by Mertens was enough to lock out the Three Lions from a spot in the final four.
In addition, Gareth Southgate already confirmed the third spot finish in the United Nations. Denmark boasts of a better head to head record. It remains a major challenge for Southgate to get the best out of the youngsters ahead of the European championships.
Iceland’s stay in the championship has been far from expected with five losses from five games. The side managed to tally three goals while conceding 13 goals.
England vs Iceland Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other with both England and Iceland taking home one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Belgium 2-0 England
England 3-0 Ireland
Three Lions 0-1 Denmark
England 2-1 Belgium
England 3-0 Wales
Denmark 2-1 Iceland
Hungary 2-1 Iceland
Iceland 1-2 Belgium
Iceland 0-3 Denmark
Iclenad 2-1 Romania
England Team News
Gareth Southgate will have to contend with an ever-growing injury list before and after the Belgium clash. Ben Chilwell was forced during the first off with a back injury and remained out of the clash. It could see Bukayo Saka receive a start in England colours. Jordan Henderson hauled off the pitch with a minor injury.
Iceland Team News
Hordur Magnusson picked his second booking of the tournament against Denmark and remains unavailable for the clash. It could see Alfron Sampsted, Fenner Baldursson and Aron Gudjohnsen earn starting roles.
Prediction and Odds
Being the first visit to Hamren, it is a shame it is on the back of a losing trail that continues for Iceland.
Goals Over 2.5
Away: No Score