VALUR VS VIKINGUR REYKJAVIK PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Valur and Vikingur meet at Vodafonevöllurinn, Reykjavík, in a match to count for the 13th round of the Icelandic championship. The history of clashes between the two teams favors the Valur: in the last 13 matches for this competition, the home team won 7 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. In the last game at this stadium, Valur defeated Vikingur 4-3.
The whole of Valur comes to this game with a defeat to Rosenborg, 3-1, being thus eliminated in the 1st round of the Champions League. It is important to remember that the home team added a draw to a ball against Reykjavik on the last day of this championship. At this time the home team remains in the second position of the Icelandic first division, with 25 points won, the result of 7 wins, 4 draws and only 1 defeat.
The best training period of the Valur at home was between the 61 ‘and the 90’ game, when he scored 7 goals and suffered 4. When analyzing the 6 games played at home it is possible to verify that the team scored on average 2, 17 goals and suffered 1.33 goals per game, exhibiting great competition in both sectors when playing in this condition.
In this game against Vikingur, coach Ólafur Johannesson will have to keep the team in 3-5-2, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Sigurdsson is the great organizer and creator of the offensive process. On the other hand, the Danish Patrick Pedersen is the best score, with 4 goals scored. From outside due to injury continues Rasmus Christiansen.
The Vikingur comes to this game with a snub at home against Víkingur, by 0-1, thus being eliminated from the Iceland Cup. On the last day of the Icelandic championship, the visitors won against Keflavik, 1-0. At the moment, foreign formation occupies the fifth position, with 18 points conquered, fruit of 5 victories, 3 draws and 4 defeats.
In the 5 games played outside the home team Vikingur scored on average 1.33 goals and suffered 2 goals per game, thus demonstrating several gaps in the two sectors when playing in this condition. Of note that he managed to open the scoring in 2 games in this condition, however, in those games he was winning at the end of the 90 ‘.
Normally the trainer Logi Ólafsson acts with four players in the defense, five in the center of the field and one in the attack, being Rick tem Voorde the most advanced player of the team. On the other hand, the Icelandic Hilmarsson is one of the best Vikingur scorers, with 2 goals scored. For this game against Valur, the visiting coach can count on all his players.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.54