England start their Nations League campaign with a trip to Reykjavik on Saturday evening, to take on a ghost from the past.
Turn back the clock to the summer of 2016, and it was Iceland who heaped humiliation on Roy Hodgson’s England team by dumping them out of the European Championship in the quarterfinal stage.
This is a fresh, new England team, under Gareth Southgate, but the players still present in the squad will remember that fateful night very well.
Top of that short list is England skipper Harry Kane. The Spurs striker ended the last, elongated skipper in prime scoring form, with five goals in his last three matches, and has a cracking record with his country. Kane has netted 10 times in his last six matches for the Three Lions.
What of Iceland since their Euros heroics? In the inaugural version of the Nations League they lost all four matches to Belgium and Switzerland, conceding 13 goals in the process.
Iceland will be defensive and try and frustrate England, a plan which has worked in the past. However, surely there is too much talent in this England side going forward to not create chances, and hopefully Kane will be there to finish the job.
Kane to score first, 1 pt, at 14/5, Unibet