I HAD small comfort in the shape of two Brazilians last night but aside from that it was an absolute honker of a day.
Having spent the night thrashing myself with a large stick I’m ready to go again and will be welcoming the Urvalsdeild back with open arms.
KR v Keflavik (3pm)
I’m all over KR here as they play host to a Keflavik outfit who I’ve flagged as whipping boys since week 2 of the campaign. Leading up to the break they confirmed their status as such with a stonking run of 21 games without a win in all competitions.
They have played 19 league games and have amassed a whopping points haul of 4 and a goal difference of -29 … a figure twice as low as their nearest team Fljolnir with -14.
KR are looking more like the team of old and sit 4th with their home form particularly strong – results prior to the break included a 4-1 win over IBV, 2-0 defeat of Grindavik and a most impressive 1-0 victory over top side Stjarnan.
H2Hs illustrate my interest in this one even more. Tracking back over the 13 meetings in a six-season spell KR have won every single game while conceding in just 23 per cent of those matches.
More than half of the above H2Hs saw KR netting a minimum of 3 team goals with 80 per cent of the most recent 5 games between the two seeing KR net 4 or more times!
While the handicap tempts it’s so easy to get burned by the away goal if it comes so I’m targeting team goals which look to offer the best value.