Netherlands v Iceland Preview

July 16, 2013 | By

The Women’s 2013 European Championship’s continue on Wednesday evening with Netherlands v Iceland going head to head in their final game of Group B from the Växjö Arena Stadium in Vaxjo.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on British Eurosport High Definition, with a scheduled 17:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Netherlands v Iceland Preview, Women’s 2013 European Championship, Wednesday 17th July 2013

Netherlands head into this game fully aware that only a victory will do if they are to have any chance of progressing through to the knock-out stage of the competition, but hopes will still be high of achieving this as they did manage to hold tournament favorites Germany to a 0-0 draw in their opening game and were only beaten 1-0 by Norway in their second match.

Iceland are in the exact same position as their opponents with only a victory being enough to give them any hope of progressing through to the knock-out stages of this tournament. Coach Sigurdur Eyjolfsson’s side opened their campaign with a hard fought 1-1 draw with Norway in their opening match, a Margret Vidarsdottir 86th minute penalty securing that all important point in that match, but their second game was very much one way traffic as they went down 3-0 against Germany which could have had a major impact on the players confidence as they prepare for this one.

Netherlands v Iceland Team News

Netherlands Team News:

Coach Roger Reijners will probably stick with the same side that lost 1-0 against Norway last time out and all Netherland fans will be hoping that skipper Daphne Koster can show what she is capable of having not really come to life yet in this tournament.

Iceland Team News:

Iceland coach Sigurdur Eyjolfsson could make one or two changes to his side that were comfortably beaten by Germany last game, so the likes of Gudny Odinsdottir, Olina Vidarsdottir and Katrin Omarsdottir could all feature from the start in this game having came on as second half replacements during that Germany defeat.

Netherlands v Iceland Head to Head Statistics

The two nation’s have met each other on just 6 previous occasions of which Netherlands have won 1, Iceland have won 4 and there has been 1 Draw.

Average Goals Per Game?

The 6 previous matches played has seen a total of 13 goals scored, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.16 which suggests that this game could only see one or two goals scored come Wednesday night.

Netherlands v Iceland Recent Form

Netherlands: L W W D L
Iceland: L L L D L

Netherlands have a clear advantage on the recent form stats having won two of their last five games, compared to Iceland who have not managed a single win in their last five of which they have lost four.

Netherlands v Iceland Match Betting Odds Market.

Netherlands don’t have a very good record over Iceland from the previous six matches played between the two nation’s, but the online bookmakers seem to think they have a much stronger side and have them priced up as the clear odds on favorites to win this game at a best price of 1/2 with Sky Bet (£10 Free Bets No Deposit Required for New Customers) which does seem a bit short considering this side has not won a game in the group yet.

The Draw has only happened once in the previous meetings between the two countries and does neither side any favors in this game as a draw would see both go crashing out of the tournament, but with neither side having looked that impressive so far during their opening two matches the draw could be a clever play here at a best price of 10/3 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

Iceland will take some confidence from that fact that they have a very good record over the Netherlands and if that 3-0 defeat by Germany last time out has not damaged the confidence of the players, they could cause a bit of a shock Wednesday night and win this game at very generous odds of 5/1 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

Netherlands v Iceland Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

It has taken me a bit by surprise to see the online bookmakers having made the Netherlands the clear odds on favorites to win this game as they have not impressed me much so far during their opening two games and got a bit lucky holding Germany to a 0-0 draw in their opening match.

However, Iceland have also done little in their opening two games to suggest they can win this match and with both sides needing all 3pts to keep hopes alive of progressing through into the knock-out stages, they have no option but to go for it come Wednesday night, so we should at least see one or two goals scored with Iceland getting at least one of them.

  • Margrét Vidarsdóttir Anytime Goalscorer @ Odds to Follow Shortly…

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