THERE'S always the chance of goals when it comes to the Scandinavian youth leagues.
Icelandic youth action here and although it's not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, it has been one of the most consistent leagues for goals over recent years and some of the scorelines are simply eyewatering.
LEIKNIR/KB U19 VS. GRINDAVÍK/GG U19 (8pm)
These two played their most recent H2H just 10 weeks ago with the small matter of 11 match goals in an 8-3 home victory for Grindavik – not too shabby as recent goals-form goes and, although it’s unlikely we’ll see an exact repeat, there’s every chance of a healthy final score!
Both sides have had a fairly active start to their respective Youth campaigns and these are reflected in the most recent match goal totals over the last 4 months:
Like I said, these are some of the most consistently high scoring games in Europe and the fact that only 3 of the hosts last 17 matches finished with less than 5 goals puts that into perspective.
The significant difference to other ‘high scoring’ leagues (and the reason I like it so much) is that it’s rarely a quality gulf resulting in vast thumpings of 10-0, etc as seen in the Finnish Kolkolmen and similar leagues – instead what you find in the Icelandic Youth is scorelines of 5-4, 7-3, etc where BOTH teams are working for you to help amass that goals tally.