I'M leaving the torrential monsoons of Humberside for the relatively balmy conditions in Reykjavik where it's sunny and a few degrees warmer than it is here…


It's not too bad a card in this evening's 2nd tier but one game looks to have the edge for goals as two of the Urvalsdeild's old foes come head to head in a bid to reclaim their places in the Icelandic top-flight!

It was only a couple of seasons ago that Fjolnir were getting some cracking results within the Urvalsdeild and some of the members in that squad are still playing so they are a team with decent pedigree which is reflected in their current standing as top side having gained 13 points from their 6 games thus far.

Vikingur Olafsvik will be right up there come the season end and, having played one less, have harvested 10 points from their own 5 games – I reckon they will get on the scoresheet here although Fjolnir are pretty keen at home  with wins of 1-0, 4-1 and 3-1 at home along with an impressive 2-2 draw with Valur in the League Cup.

H2H-wise, this one has plenty of history with 6 matchups within the last 4 years; scorelines of 2-3 in last season's 1 Deild were preceded with some Urvalsdeild crackers of 4-4, 1-1, 2-2, 5-1 and 4-0!

I reckon these two will produce a tasty encounter with a few goals thrown in for good measure – bet365 offer 13/8 for this pick (under the Betbuilder tab) but Coral's 7/4 for 4 or more is too tempting to turn down:

Recommended Bets

  • Over 3.5 match goals
  • (Coral, 7/4) NAP
  • Both teams to score both halves
  • (10/1, Coral) NB

Going to add a small stakes interest bet with an unusually timed SA game…


Quick write up but two things stand out in the fixture; the fact is a historically low scorer and the fact there is very little between them in terms of quality and form.

Both of these factors conspire to make me combine my two least favourite outcomes together!

Recommended Bet

  • Draw and under 2.5 goals
    (4/1, bet365)
  1. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    As Paul Daniels would have said ‘thats magic’
    Was going to be a no bet day until I read this and the head to head persuaded me to rid hills of some dough on over 3.5, the minges only gave me 6-4 but happy with that.

    Cheers mate 🏆🏆

    • HullShaker 1 year ago

      No worries mate – Hills terminal was paying 2/1 at around 12.30 😉 🇮🇸

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