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England vs Iceland: Uefa Nations League prediction and preview

The Three Lions’ hopes of reaching the Nations League finals are over after back-to-back defeats to Denmark and Belgium, with Gareth Southgate’s side showing a lack of consistency in recent performances.

While England cannot reach next year’s finals, there is the small matter of the European Championships for Southgate to prepare for.

There will be pressure on the England boss to rest key players with a return to Premier League football looming, but he also has limited time remaining to find the ideal system for next summer’s Euros.

Date, kick-off time and venue

England vs Iceland is scheduled for a 7:45pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

The match will be held at Wembley Stadium in London.

How to watch England vs Iceland

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the SkyGO app.

England team news and squad

Jack Grealish impressed in Belgium despite England’s defeat, though it remains to be seen how many key personnel Southgate opts to start at Wembley.

Reece James is suspended, though Harry Maguire is back from a ban to bolster the defence with Conor Coady still out due to self-isolation precautions.

Marcus Rashford may be unavailable once again due to a shoulder injury, while Raheem Sterling missed the Belgium game and could be out once more.

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Man United), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Michael Keane (Everton), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Declan Rice (West Ham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Man City), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Mason Mount (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham), Phil Foden (Man City)

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Prediction: England 2-0 Iceland

Much about this prediction will depend on what sort of side Southgate opts for – but with squad places at a premium, you’d still expect an England ‘B’ team to secure a victory at Wembley.

England vs Iceland head to head (h2h) history and results

The two nations have only met twice in competitions.

England won 1-0 in Rejkjavik back in September’s Nations League clash, while we all remember Iceland’s shock 2-1 last-16 win against the Three Lions at Euro 2016.

England vs Iceland betting odds and tips (subject to change)

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