France vs Iceland

France vs Iceland : The hosts, who beat Croatia in the 2018 final reamain unbeaten since the competition in the summer, drawing one and winning one of their Nations League games.

France will come into these international fixtures without Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso who will be unavailable until 2019 due to a cruciate ligament injury.

Barcelona centre back Samuel Umtiti is also a possible doubt for the game with a knee injury.

Iceland will still be depending on their old faithful squad that surprised the world at the European Championship in 2016 and put in a decent performance at the 2018 World Cup.

France vs Iceland

They will be heavily relying on their key playmaker, Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is currently enjoying some good form in the Premier League.

They will however be missing their loyal captain Aron Gunnarsson who suffered a knee injury during preseason with his club, Cardiff.

Mentally this could be a big loss for Iceland as he has been a key figure in their recent success.

Guingamp’s Stade de Roudourou will be expecting a big win when France take on Iceland in Thursday’s international friendly clash.

Les Bleus are still on a high after lifting the World Cup in July, taking four points from their two opening UEFA Nations League matches against Germany and Netherlands since then.

Having run out 5-2 winners when the sides met in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, they are 1/6 (1.17) favourites with William Hill to maintain the feelgood factor with another victory in Brittany.

The hosts were held to a 1-1 draw by the USA in their most recent friendly match back in June, and you can get odds of 13/2 (7.50) on them being forced to settle for another stalemate in this one.

Dimitri Payet has been drafted in to replace the injured Nabil Fekir, while Lyon youngster Tanguy Ndombele has received his first senior call-up. Mamadou Sakho, Kurt Zouma and Lucas Digne have all returned to the squad after lengthy absences.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and captain Aron Gunnarsson have both been ruled out through injury, with Albert Gudmundsson and debutant Jon Thorsteinsson called in to take their place.

Having punched above their weight impressively over the past few years, recent results have forced Strakarnir okkar to come back down to earth with a bang.

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