Nigeria vs Iceland Betting Tips, Predictions and Preview: Nigeria vs Iceland predictions and betting tips for the World Cup 2018 Group D fixture on Friday 22nd June at 4pm. With Salisu Yusuf’s Nigeria taking on World Cup debutants Iceland, who will come out on top in this enticing group-stage battle?
Fixture: Nigeria vs Iceland
UK Kick-off time: Friday 22nd June at 4pm
Stadium: Volgograd Arena
Competition: 2018 World Cup – Group D
Nigeria vs Iceland Preview
Heimir Hallgrimsson’s determined Icelandic unit arrive at the 2018 World Cup amid positive acclaim and rising expectation. Despite representing one of the few debutant teams entering a World Cup tournament for the first time this summer, Iceland’s previous showing at Euro 2016 deserves ongoing recognition.
Nigeria have recently taken the footballing world by storm with the release of their latest World Cup kits. Whilst few World Cup betting tips are expecting an equally celebratory showing out on the pitch in Russia, Salisu Yusuf’s side certainly possess the potential to excite, and that alone could eventually see them through the group-stages in style.
Nigeria vs Iceland Predictions
Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi has proven something of a polarizing figure down at the Emirates in recent seasons. Whilst the 22-year-old Nigerian arrived on the scene amid minor hype and muted hope for what his future could soon offer, Iwobi has so far failed to hit his predicted full potential in front of the North London faithful.
And whilst major international tournaments tend to break certain players in a similar place to Iwobi, perhaps in this particular instance, World Cup 2018 could prove the making of the young Arsenal front-man. The upcoming face-off with Iceland offers the perfect opportunity for Iwobi to prove his worth, hence why he represents a possible anytime scorer in line with our latest Nigeria vs Iceland betting tips at the World Cup.
Grit, Spirit and Determination
Yet whilst Nigeria seemingly play host to a range of exciting individual talents who could well hit the ground running at World Cup 2018, Iceland enter the fray with an arguably more cohesive and well-drilled spirit about them. It goes without saying that Iceland must not be underestimated among the opening group-stage fixtures.
Iceland are bound to make life hard for Nigeria’s typically pacy and quick-footed wide men. Although the likes of Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi could well tear through opposing defences among this summer’s finals, expect Iceland to put up a strong fight and give the Nigerians a real run for their money.
An Entertaining Impasse
With all of that in mind, it seems reasonable to suggest that these two sides could possibly cancel one another out among this Group D encounter. Nigeria possess the more attack-minded outfit, yet Iceland’s impressive back-line may just limit their upcoming opponents to a single goal for their efforts.
For this reason, a predicted 1-1 scoreline between Nigeria and Iceland seems like a favourable outcome. Many World Cup betting tips expect explosive scenes from Group D this summer, but perhaps this particular fixture will culminate in no such fanfare.
Nigeria vs Iceland Betting Tips
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Nigeria vs Iceland Live Stream, Telecast, Time, Date, and Venue
In what can be termed as a possible eliminator for the round of 16 from Group D, Nigeria will take on Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on 22nd June. Group D is one group where the chances are open for all the four sides to qualify for the knockout stages. Argentina, Croatia, Nigeria, and Iceland can all equally fancy their chances of making it through to the next round. Nigeria and Iceland are the less stronger sides on paper, which makes this one a must-win game for both the sides. A defeat for either of them will most likely be the end of their qualification hopes.
Iceland has had an astonishing qualifying campaign and had constant support all throughout the campaign no matter where they traveled to. The support for them at the 2018 World Cup is expected to be one of the better ones as their fans will give in their everything to catch their national heroes in action. Same will be the case for the Nigerian fans who’ll be hoping to see their countrymen create history at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To ensure none of them misses out on any action from this crucial encounter, we’ve got everything from schedule to the live stream info covered that’ll help them stay ahead of their busy schedule.
How to Watch Nigeria vs Iceland Live Online
Most of the fans will be opting for live stream due to the unavailability of proper TV sets in their vicinity. The Nigerian fans will be able to enjoy the live stream for their side’s game against Iceland on Kwese Sports’ official website. For Iceland, the live stream will be available on their official broadcasters, RUV’s official website. FOX Sports will have an entire live stream channel dedicated entirely to the 2018 FIFA World Cup through which the American fans will be able to live stream every second of Nigeria vs Iceland game. beIN Sports will be live streaming the match on their website for all the fans from MENA Countries and some countries in Europe including France.
Nigeria vs Iceland Live Stream channels
For the Asian Subcontinent fans, Sony will be live streaming the game on its official app Sony LIV. DirecTV will also be up with a live stream channel streaming Nigeria vs Iceland game for all fans from the Caribbean. The fans from the UK will be able to live stream the game on either of BBC’s or ITV’s websites. Fans who won’t have access to any official live stream can quickly make use of the n number of VPN Gateways available on the internet. Also, fans looking to get rid of their cable car choose from amongst the top sticky bundles that include names like fuboTV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue.
Nigeria vs Iceland Schedule
The all-important Group D game between Nigeria and Iceland will be played at the Volgograd Arena on 22nd June with a scheduled kick-off at 18:00 local time. Volgograd Arena is one the stadiums that are exclusively being built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will have a capacity of seating 45,000 fans across two tiers. It will host three other group stage games along with Nigeria vs Iceland game. Post the 2018 FIFA Work Cup; it will host the home games of Russian Premier League side, FC Rotor Volgograd.
Nigeria vs Iceland Lineups
Most of the players taking the field for Nigeria will be without any significant top-level experience which will add more pressure on their manager, Salisu Yusuf, to come out with the best possible tactic. Iceland has been a side to beat since the past few years with all their playing XIs delivering their best on most of the occasions. Led by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Iceland have got a strong lineup that can beat any side on their day. Here is how the possible lineups for the sides look as of now.
Nigeria Probable XI
Ezenwa (GK); Echiéjilé, Omeruo, Abdullahi, Akas; John Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Moses Simon; Ighalo, Iwobi, Iheanacho
Iceland Probable XI
Halldórsson (GK); Arnason, Sævarsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Hauksson; Aron Gunarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Smarason; Sigþórsson, Bergmann Sigurðarson, Alfreð Finnbogason
Nigeria vs Iceland Official Telecast
The fans from Iceland will be able to catch all the action live on their National Broadcasting Service, RUV. The Nigerian fans will get the official broadcast of their home side’s game on Kwese Sports. The official broadcast with a preview show for the game that will begin soon after the end of Argentina vs Croatia game. The match will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports in America, on beIN Sports in MENA Countries and some European countries, on Sony ESPN in the Asian Subcontinent, on DirecTV in the Caribbean, on BBC and ITV in the UK, on Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport in Africa, and on Perviy Kanal in the host nation, Russia. Fans can tune into all of these channels to catch all the action form this crucial Group D game. To check out what channel will broadcast in your country, visit FIFA’s official website.
Nigeria vs Iceland Prediction
It is one tough call to make given both sides’ equal strength from defense to attack. While Nigeria boasts of a few big names, Iceland has one strong unit delivering the odds together for their nation. However, recent form is the only thing that gives Iceland a slight advantage over their opponents. Our final scoreline prediction is Iceland 1-0 Nigeria.