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Armenia vs Iceland Prediction & Match Preview

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28 March 2021 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET World Cup Qual

Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Liechtenstein, Armenia will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Iceland in Yerevan. 


Roma ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains in the recovery room, but the Armenians are surely capable of matching Iceland, who failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Germany. 

Armenia are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions, but they should be happy with one point from the match.

The Icelanders, on the other hand, failed to spoil Germany’s party in Duisburg. Midfielder Runar Mar Sigurjonsson, who suffered an injury in the opener, is unlikely to feature against Armenia.

 Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the previous three meetings between the two sides.

Armenia vs Iceland Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Armenia Iceland played so far 1 matches.
Armenia won 0 direct matches. Iceland won 1 matches. 0 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.

Armenia vs Iceland Prediction

Armenia in actual season average scored 1.44 goals per match. In 8 (57.14%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Iceland average scored 1.21 goals per match in season 2021. In 19 (82.61%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 15 (65.22%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Alexander Karapetyan replaced Artak Grigoryan at half time in Armenia's win over Liechtenstein and could be in contention to return to the XI on Sunday.

Striker Norberto Briasco has failed to score in six internationals now, so Artur Miranyan will be hoping to come into Caparros's thinking for this game.

Star player Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not part of the squad for March's qualifiers due to an injury sustained for Roma, putting extra pressure on the shoulders of Tigran Barseghyan.

The visitors are also without arguably their key creative talent, as Gylfi Sigurdsson has been given permission to sit out the international break with his wife due to give birth.

Emil Hallfredsson and Alfred Finnbogason are also nursing injuries for Iceland, while Runar Mar Sigurjonsson left the field early in the loss to Germany.

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Arnor Sigurdsson are among those pushing for recalls up top, where Jon Dadi Bodvarsson got the nod last time out.

Armenia possible starting lineup:
Yurchenko; Hambardzumyan, Haroyan, Calisir, Hovhannisyan; Barseghyan, Udo, Grigoryan, Bayramyan; Adamyan, Briasco

Iceland possible starting lineup:
Halldorsson; Sampsted, Arnason, Ingason, Magnusson; Traustason, Palsson; Gunnarsson; Gudmundsson, Bjarnason; Bodvarsson


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