Iceland will be looking to get their first points on the board at the European U21 Championship with victory against Switzerland in Aalborg this Tuesday.
Eyjolfur Sverrisson’s side were left shocked after being beaten 2-0 in their opening fixture by Belarus. Both goals came in the final 13 minutes of the match and relegated the Icelandic side to the bottom of Group A.
Tomorrow’s opponents, meanwhile, fared much better, with Manchester United and Aston Villa target Xherdan Shaqiri scoring a brilliant individual goal to help the Swiss beat tournament hosts Denmark.
Shaqiri, who has been linked with a host of top European clubs, struck just minutes after the break to guarantee victory and raise his stock among football betting fans hoping to see him in the Premier League next season.
Indeed, it is the Swiss who head into this fixture as favourites, with bwin offering odds of 91/100 on them to win.
Iceland are priced at 27/10, while punters who are unable to choose between the two sides can bet on the draw at 11/5.
However, despite Iceland’s lengthier odds, football betting fans could be swayed by the fact that Sverrisson has picked nine members of the senior squad among his twenty-three players.
They include the likes of Aron Gunnarsson from Coventry and former Reading player Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The experience in their squad is unprecedented at this level, as no other team in the tournament have more full internationals in their ranks.
However, as was the case in the previous game, the Icelandic youngsters appear to struggle toward the end of matches.
It could prompt a number of punters to bet on Switzerland scoring the last goal of the match. Odds of 7/10 can be had on this outcome and new members using bwin’s £25 free bet on this will see returns of £42.50.
In terms of goals, bwin offers a number of odds on the how many times the ball will find the back of the net during the game.
Punters expecting a close affair are likely to opt for exactly one or two goals being scored, with odds of 17/5 and 5/2 available respectively.
However, those thinking that the match will be a much more open and attacking affair could back exactly three, four or five goals to be scored at 333/100, 11/2 or 10/1.
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