Match: Portugal – Iceland Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuessday, 9 June, 2016
Start time: 20:00 UK
Portugal face Iceland in a match of the first round of the group stage of Euro 2016. The match of the group “F” of the tournament is on Tuesday, June 14, from 20:00 UK.
Both teams feel confident that they can qualify to 1/8-finals. Portugal qualified for the tournament after winning categorically qualification group I. The team of Fernando Santos lost just once in their eight matches runner Albania. Iceland did stay second in Group A and reached historic achievement – qualify for a major international tournament for the first time. They will be hoping that they can get at least to the eighth-finals of Euro 2016 as fell into a not very strong group with teams of Austria and Hungary.
Iceland ranking tournament is a great achievement, but the mood in the team is that they have the strength to come out of the group and to record even greater success. For some time now the Icelanders knocking on the door of the big tournaments. The team was very close to the World Cup standings in 2014 but suffered a crushing defeat in the playoffs of Croatia 0-2 aggregate. Lars Lagerback does a fantastic job at the head of the team and will not be surprised if the team is one of the pleasant surprises of Euro 2016.
Portugal, however, will be a too tough opponent for the debutant of UEFA European Championship Iceland. With Ronaldo, Nani and a bunch of stars in its squad, Fernando Santos’s team should be started with a victory at Euro 2016. Despite the good game of Icelanders in defense, I expect students to Fernando Santos to win his first game of the season and occupy first place