Friday’s World Cup tips: Nigeria v Iceland and Serbia v Switzerland to be close

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It could be win or bust for a number of teams

The second round of group games are marching on at the World Cup in Russia. Friday’s action focuses on Groups D and E.

There’s an in-depth big match breakdown of Brazil’s clash with Costa Rica right here.

Stick around though, for a one-stop guide to today’s other two matches. Starting with…

Nigeria v Iceland

This should be a cracker in Volgograd. Both Nigeria and Iceland really must win to stay in the tournament.

Iceland more than held their own against Argentina, and had the better play for the majority of the match.

Nigeria offered little against a solid Croatia, but they arguably boast better individual quality than their Scandinavian opponents.

No side are as united as Iceland however, so this should be a close one.

The Coral traders can barely call it. Iceland are slight favourites at 17/10 but the Super Eagles are right in the hunt at 9/5. The draw could be popular at 2/1.

But a point apiece would do little for either side’s chances. There’s 21/20 for both teams to score and 29/20 for over 2.5 goals.

 Alfred Finnbogason scored Iceland’s first ever World Cup goal last weekend. He’s 11/2 to bag the opener today.

Nigeria are yet to get off the mark in Russia. Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo share 5/1 favouritism in the first goalscorer market.

Former Leicester City man Ahmed Musa is 13/2, with Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi 7/1 and Chelsea’s Victor Moses 8/1.

Serbia v Switzerland

Friday’s finale should be equally intriguing as European counterparts Serbia and Switzerland meet in Kaliningrad.

The Serbians comfortably saw off Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening game, while the Swiss earned a deserved point against Brazil.

This should be evenly matched, with both sides boasting savvy tactics, solid discipline and a number of quality players.

Serbia are 13/8 favourites to grab another win, with Switzerland the 19/10 outsiders. The draw is again 2/1.

Aleksandar Mitrovic leads the first goalscorer betting at 9/2, with Josip Drmic favourite for Switzerland at 5/1.

And after his superb free-kick to beat Costa Rica, there’s 13/2 about Aleksandar Kolarov to net anytime.

Big match previews, betting tips and transfer news – Coral have it all.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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