STINKER of a day on Saturday but there’s always a shot at redemption in Iceland and two games stand out.
FH travel to Reykjavik on the back of a bang average start to the season and while it’s marginally better than hosts KR’s they ought to be doing better.
A decent start has been confounded by 3 successive draws and their inability to keep the sheets clean is a recurring nightmare.
Despite FH being the (recent) historically superior side there is a little quirk in H2H form between the two – of the most recent 10 match-ups KR have actually won 8 and drawn 2 having scored in every one of the last 22 games played between the two sides.
Delve a little deeper and look at the H2Hs in Reykjavik and you’ll see KR have scored two or more in 4 of the last 5 on home soil.
Given the above there’s every chance the FH keeper could find himself picking the ball out of the net again tonight – I’m gambling he does it more than once.
KR v FH (8.15pm)
HUGINN v AFTURELDING (5pm)
The hosts have got off to a flyer by losing all 4 of their opening fixtures and sit rock bottom with zilch points and a g/d of -12.
Highlights include 6-2 and 5-1 maulings and their disastrous start doesn’t show any signs off improving as they welcome an Afturelding side who will go top with a win after their own 100% start to the campaign.
There was 4 and 5 match goals in last season’s H2Hs and although match goals appeal I’m more focused on exactly when those goals will come. Instinct tells me it will be later rather than earlier.
- Afturelding most team goals 2ns half (10-11)