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Iceland+1。

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England’sfailuretobreakdownSlovakia’sstubbornresistanceintheirfinalgroupgamemayhavedeprivedthemoftheopportunitytotakeapotentiallyeasierroutetotheEuro2016finalbutmanywillstill,mistakenly,believethatEnglandstruckluckyinbeingdrawnagainstIcelandinthelast16?

InallthreeoftheirEuro2016groupgamesEnglandhavestruggledtofindawaypastwell-organiseddefencesanditoftenseemsunclearwhatRoyHodgson’sgameplanconsistsofotherthangettinghisfull-backsbombingforwarddowntheflanks?

Heseemsunsureastohowtodeployhisforwardsandtherestillappeartobesquarepegsinroundholesattimes。

AnythingotherthanEnglandprogressingsafelythroughtothelasteightandit’sfairlysafetosaythatHodgsonwon’tbehavinghisEnglandcontractrenewedaheadofthequalifyingcampaignforWorldCup2018。

HavingfinishedaboveTurkeyandtheNetherlandsintheirqualifyinggroupjusttogettotheEuro2016finalsandthenabovePortugalandAustriainthegroupstageoncehere,itwouldbeahugemistakewereEnglandtotakeanythingforgrantedagainstIceland。

TheyareasyetunbeateninEuro2016andleapfroggedPortugaltoclaimtherunners-upspotinGroupFandearnatieagainstEnglandthankstoawinninggoalfromsubstituteArnorIngviTraustasondeepintostoppage-timeagainstAustria。

Theonlypreviousmeetingbetweentheteamswasafriendlyin2004,withEnglandrunningouteasy6-1victorsattheEtihadStadium?

AyoungWayneRooneyscoredtwiceforEnglandonthatoccasion,whilstEidurGudjohnsenplayedforIceland?

AnyoneexpectingasimilarroutonMondayeveningislikelytobeverydisappointed?

HavingalreadystruggledtobreakdownthemasseddefencesofRussia,WalesandSlovakia,there’slittlereasontobelievethatEnglandwillfindbreachingIceland’sback-lineanyeasier?

It’sthereforeworthlookingatIceland+1。

25ontheAsianHandicap?

That’sabetthatwouldensurethat,evenwereEnglandtoprevailbyanyone-goalmarginofvictory,youwouldstillhavehalfourstakematchedatthewinningpricewhilsttheotherhalfwouldberefundedtoyouraccount?