Luxembourg vs Iceland Match Analysis & Prediction
08/09/2023 9:45 pm
With the chance to move into the top two of Euro 2024 qualifying Group J, Luxembourg face Iceland at the Stade de Luxembourg on Friday night.
The hosts occupy third place in the group with seven points to their name, while Iceland are two spots and four points worse off following an underwhelming start.
Luxembourg held out for a goalless draw against Slovakia in their opening Euro 2024 qualifier before being hit for six without reply against Portugal.
With three points separating them from Slovakia, Luxembourg must pray for Portugal – their upcoming opponents on September 11 – to beat the Falcons while they overcome Iceland, and there also needs to be a seven-goal swing in their favour.
Such scenario may be quite far-fetched, but Luc Holtz’s side are certainly making a case to qualify for the finals of the European Championship for the very first time.
Iceland laid down an early marker with a 7-0 thrashing of Liechtenstein six months ago, although they had already suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bosnia on the opening matchday.
Preparing for a potentially daunting trip to Luxembourg, one small slice of solace for Iceland is the fact that each of their last five victories have come on the road, although that does not bode particularly well for Age Hareide’s side ahead of Bosnia’s Nordic stopover next week.
Luxembourg vs. Iceland Head to head
In the five previous meetings between these two teams, Iceland have claimed three victories while they have drawn in two.
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Luxembourg Team News
Hannover striker Jayson Videira has been forced to withdraw from the Luxembourg squad due to injury, while 16-goal Dynamo Kyiv man Gerson Rodrigues is absent as well.
Captain Laurent Jans will expect to make his 96th appearance for Luxembourg on the right-hand side of the backline.
Luxembourg's Last 5 Matches
Iceland Team News
Iceland will forced into an offensive rejig due to Willum Thor Willumsson’s suspension, although the winger has been called up to the squad for next Monday’s meeting with Bosnia.
Captain Aron Gunnarsson and second-in-command Birkir Bjarnason are notable absentees alongside Blackburn Rovers midfielder Arnor Sigurdsson.
Iceland's Last 5 Matches
Luxembourg vs. Iceland: Odds and Predictions
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