Swansea’s star man is actually a great shout to score first against Ireland at 8/1 tomorrow night, thanks to another sparkling season in the Premier League with nine goals to his name.
He also scored as recently as March 24 for his country, netting in Iceland’s 2-1 away victory over Kosovo in Group I.
One crafty customer in Cork not only believes Sigurdsson will score first, but he’s also calling for a 3-3 score-fest. To put that in prospective, the last 3-3 draw involving Ireland took place in October 1991 under Jack Charlton against Poland in a qualifier for Euro 92.
To be fair to his bet, Iceland are no strangers to having goals galore in their games of late. They’ve been involved in three games ending 3-2 inside the last year – winning two of them.
A punter in Monaghan is hunting another taxing night for the scoreboard on Tuesday by predicting a seven-goal thriller at the Aviva. Iceland’s last contest involving seven strikes was a 5-2 loss to France in the Euro 2016 quarter-final.
However, Martin O’Neill’s Ireland have only conceded four or more goals once in his entire reign at the helm for Ireland. That was a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Portugal at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in June 2014.