France vs. Iceland: Euro 2020 Qualifying Odds, Live Stream, TV Info

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2019

France's forward Kylian Mbappe (C) and France's midfielder Paul Pogba warm up ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying football match between Moldova and France, on March 22, 2019 at Zimbru stadium in Chisinau. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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France play their first home match in 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying against Iceland on Monday.

Both nations got off to perfect starts in Group H. The world champions defeated Moldova 4-1 and Iceland beat Andorra 2-0.

France manager Didier Deschamps is likely to leave out Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman in Paris.

The coach told RMC Sport he does not want risk the forward after the 22-year-old withdrew from the starting XI during the warm up in Moldova on Friday (h/t Goal's Stephen Creek).

                                

Date: Monday, March 25 

Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/3:45 p.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); ESPN, Univision (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK); WatchESPNUnivision NOW (U.S.)

Odds: France: 1-5, Iceland: 18-1, draw: 6-1 (via Oddschecker)

                    

Preview

After a disappointing UEFA Nations League performance, France got back to business in style in their effort to reach Euro 2020.

Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe were on the scoresheet as France despatched Moldova with a clinical display.

Paul Pogba pulled the strings in the centre of the park and provided Griezmann with a world-class assist, as Sky Sports Football shared:

Expectations were relatively high for Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, the Nordic nation failed to win a match and finished bottom of Group D.

Iceland had blossomed into one of international football's success stories, becoming the smallest nation by population to qualify for a World Cup. The sparsely populated island continues to attempt to punch above its weight despite their showing in Russia, mitigated somewhat by being drawn in the tournament's group of death alongside Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.

With the top two advancing from the group to Euro 2020, Iceland will have one eye on Turkey's results, and collecting points in Paris would go a long way to their qualification goal.

ANDORRA LA VELLA, ANDORRA - MARCH 22: Gylfi Sigurdsson of Iceland looks on during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group H qualifying match between Andorra and Iceland at Estadi Nacional on March 22, 2019 in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. (Photo by Qualit
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However, France appear formidable. Their star contingent is showing the type of form that landed them the World Cup.

The atmosphere in Deschamps' camp appears buoyant, with Pogba and Griezmann buying their international team-mates rings to celebrate their success in Russia.

The Manchester United superstar showed off the ring via his official Instagram account (h/t MailOnline Sport):

Iceland were unlucky not to beat the French during a friendly in Guingamp in October. A last-minute penalty by Mbappe gave France a 2-2 draw, and if this is replicated at the Stade de France, the visitors will be happy to take away a point.

Iceland were 2-0 up with just four minutes to play in that friendly, proving they have the quality to cause problems for the world champions.

However, Erik Hamren's team have won just one of their past six games in all competitions, conceding nine goals. Les Bleus' potency in attacking areas will be a huge problem for the away side.

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