Fourth Quarterfinal match played today between France and Iceland. France will be the host of this Euro Cup and they showed class in this tournament and don’t disappoint their fans till now.
In Round-16, France beat Republic of Ireland one of the strong team of Europe nations while Iceland beat England one of the team which are favorites to win the title so they have good confidence.
Iceland have never beaten France in their 11 encounters (D3 L8). Their last head-to-head dates back to May 2012, a game France won 3-2 after having been 2-0 behind.
The last two encounters between France and Iceland have produced 10 goals, both finishing 3-2 to the French.
France are unbeaten in their last 16 major tournament games played on home soil, winning 14 and drawing two. Their last defeat dates back to July 1960 in the inaugural European Championships against Czechoslovakia (0-2).
France: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Cabaye, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud, Payet.
Out: Kanté, Rami (both suspended)
Misses next match if booked: Giroud, Koscielny
Iceland: Halldórsson; Sævarsson, Árnason, R Sigurdsson, Skúlason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G Sigurdsson, B Bjarnason; Bödvarsson, Sigthórsson.
Misses next match if booked: Árnason, B Bjarnason, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Halldórsson, Sævarsson, Sigthórsson, G Sigurdsson, Skúlason
|Match||France vs Iceland –Quarter Final 4|
|DATE||Sunday, 3rd July 2016|
|KICKOFF TIME||9-00 PM Local Time (1 July June), 12-30 AM IST (2 July)|
|TV CHANNELS||Sony Six, Sony Six HD (India) ESPN & ESPN Deportes (Spanish) (USA) ITV & BBC (UK) TF1 & beIN Sports (France) Telecinco (Spain)|
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Prediction, As per previous performance of France has more chance to win the match as they are host of the tournament and they played well till now.
But Iceland is consider as one of the underdogs and they prove them wrong and beat England and take them out of the tournament.
So France has to be aware about it and don’t take Iceland likely.
So great contest we may have today, It hard to predict but as per our Prediction France has more chance of winning. This match we don’t find more goals but we may have cracker match.