England vs Iceland prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/06/2024

England vs Iceland prediction
Trent Alexander-Arnold (r) of England celebrates scoring the second goal against Bosnia – Photo by Icon Sport

England's preparation for Euro 2024 is going very smoothly so far with Gareth Southgate's side cruising to a 3-0 victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.

The Three Lions take on Iceland at Wembley Stadium in their final warm-up game ahead of the trip to Germany where they will face Serbia in their first group game.

This will be the final chance for any fringe players to impress their manager enough to remain in the final squad selection but baring any injuries, Southgate should have a clear vision of who he will be taking to Euro 2024 this summer.

England vs Iceland prediction: Back-to-back clean sheets for England?

Key Stats

  • England have won three of their four previous encounters with Iceland, keeping clean sheets in each of the pair's last two head-to-heads.
  • Southgate's men have won two of their last four home games, keeping clean sheets in each of those victories.
  • Harry Kane came off the bench to score against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.
  • The England captain has scored a record 63 goals in 90 caps for his country, netting nine times in nine appearances in 2024.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Odds stacked against the Scandinavians

  • HOME: 1/7 (1.14) – 87.5%
  • DRAW: 44/5 (9.80) – 10.2%
  • AWAY: 18/1 (19.00) – 5.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: England dominate

England have won three of their four meetings with Iceland over the years but famously the Scandinavians defeated the Three Lions at Euro 2016 with a shock 2-1 victory. However, England have won the last two encounters between the pair in the Nations League 4-0 and 1-0.

UEFA Nations League 18/11/20

England

England

4
Iceland

Iceland

0

UEFA Nations League 05/09/20

Iceland

Iceland

0
England

England

1

Euro 2016 27/06/16

England

England

1
Iceland

Iceland

2

England preview: Southgate set to experiment?

Following their 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, Gareth Southgate could well change his entire starting lineup for the Iceland game to ensure that the majority of his squad get some decent playing time ahead of the trip to Germany.

Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, Jarrod Bowen, Eberechi Eze, Anthony Gordon, Kobbie Mainoo, Conor Gallagher, Jude Bellingham, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker didn't even make the bench for the Bosnia-Herzegovina game but could all feature on Friday night.

Predicted lineup: Ramsdale (GK), Branthwaite, Gomez, Quansah, Rice, Mainoo, Foden, Gordon, Walker, Bellingham & Kane

International Match 07/06/24

L

Iceland

Iceland

1

England

England

0

International Match 03/06/24

W

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0

England

England

3

Others 30/04/24

D

Scotland

Scotland

0

England

England

0

International Match 26/03/24

D

Belgium

Belgium

2

England

England

2

International Match 23/03/24

L

Brazil

Brazil

1

England

England

0

Iceland preview: A distinct lack of goals up-front

Without Alfreð Finnbogason, Albert Guðmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Gylfi Sigurðsson in the squad, this Iceland team doesn't seem to carry much of a goal threat.

Andri Guðjohnsen looks set to lead the line but only has six goals in 22 caps, so it is midfielder Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson with eight goals in 91 appearances that has the most international goals in Åge Hareide's side.

Predicted lineup: Valdimarsson (GK), Þórarinsson, Sampsted, Ingason, Grétarsson, J. Guðmunds­son, Traustason, Haraldsson, Jóhannesson, Þorsteinsson & Guðjohnsen 

International Match 10/06/24

L

Netherlands

Netherlands

4

Iceland

Iceland

0

International Match 07/06/24

W

England

England

0

Iceland

Iceland

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 26/03/24

L

Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Iceland

Iceland

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 21/03/24

W

Israel

Israel

1

Iceland

Iceland

4

International Match 18/01/24

W

Honduras

Honduras

0

Iceland

Iceland

2

Player to watch – Jarrad Branthwaite

Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite made his England debut at the weekend, coming on in the 62nd-minute and helping to keep a clean sheet.

The 21-year-old had a breakthrough season with the Toffees, establishing an excellent partnership alongside James Tarkowski which had one of the best defensive records in the Premier League.

Jarrad Branthwaite player to watch
Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton runs with the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

Will the Everton man start against Iceland after making his debut against Bosnia-Herzegovina?

A big-money move for the tall, quick, left-footed centre-back is surely on the cars but he seems happy at Goodison Park for now where he is developing into one of the best defenders in England.

We're backing Branthwaite to shine for the Three Lions against Iceland should he start the game and believe he could be a very useful player if he does make the cut and travel to Germany with the England regulars.

The latest Tweets from each camp

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Iceland


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.