After their loss to Belgium on Sunday, England will now face Iceland at Wembley tonight in what is essentially a dead rubber.
England can no longer qualify for next year’s UEFA Nations League finals, while Iceland have already been relegated to League B.
Check out our match stats and preview.
England’s hopes of making it to consecutive finals of the Nations League were dashed when they were handed a 2-0 defeat by Belgium. The Three Lions will finish third in Group A2, safe from relegation but with no chance of finishing second in the standings, irrespective of the result of Wednesday’s game.
Iceland have been relegated to League B, after having failed to collect a single point from their five fixtures so far. It will be manager Erik Hamren’s last match in charge of the team with his sacking confirmed after Iceland failed to qualify for the Euros next year, following their 2-1 defeat to Hungary last week, which was followed by another loss to Denmark in the Nations League.
The reverse fixture played in Reykjavik saw England eke out a narrow 1-0 victory over Iceland courtesy a stoppage-time strike from Raheem Sterling.
🔮 Likely XIs
England (3-4-2-1): Henderson; Walker, Keane, Maguire; Maitland-Niles, Bellingham, Winks, Saka; Sancho, Foden; Calvert-Lewin
Iceland (4-4-2): Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Ingason, Arnason, Skulason; Palsson, Sigurjonsson, Sigurdsson, Bjarnason; Sigthorsson, Gudmundsson
🔑 Key stats
- This will be just the fifth meeting between England and Iceland. The Three Lions have won two of the previous four meetings, while the Strákarnir Okkar have come out on top once (D1).
- England have found the back of the net on nine occasions in their four meetings against Iceland while letting in five. Southgate’s men managed a clean sheet in their last encounter against the Icelanders.
- After having won seven games in a row, England have lost two of their last three encounters.
- Iceland, on the other hand, have lost six of their last seven matches, with the only win coming against Romania.
- In their seven matches in 2020, England have managed to keep four clean sheets, while Iceland have managed none.
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🔮 Score prediction: England 2-1 Iceland
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