IT was a decent day yesterday with team goal doubles in England and Iceland – it could have been capped off nicely in Costa Rica but for the lack of a fourth goal for the 2-1.
I put up cover of 7-2 when the third went in on 39 minutes but didn’t take it and still scratching my head as to there not being a fourth.
VALUR v GRINDAVÍK (8.15pm)
Grindavik may well have beaten Valur last time out but the hosts are certainly the better side – I reckon home and away form will sway this one as much as anything and fancy a few goals in the offing.
Valur have scored 3-4-1-1-2-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-3-3-2-3 team goals across their last consecutive 18 home matches and with the vast majority of these being victories this will be in stark contrast to Grindavik’s poor away record.
They’ll be heading to Reykjavik on the back of 3 successive defeats; 0-2 to KR, 2-1 to FH and 0-3 to IBV and while their home form is better, I still think the high-flying hosts and last season’s surprise package Valur will be too much for them.
H2H-wise there have been a few crackers between the two sides in recent years with 3 of the last 6 seeing 5 or more match goals – more noticeably though it’s Valur team goals at home that stand out with tonight’s hosts hitting 4-2-3 and 4 in their last 4 home H2Hs.
- Valur over 2.5 team goals (13-8, b )
- Valur over 2.5 team goals (4-1, b )