THERE'S only one pain that comes close to that felt when losing a loved one and it's a pain felt by many men with young kids. Having to sit through a soft-play party with a hangover is potentially one of the most harrowing ordeals that modern man may have to face and it's not a fate I'd wish on my worst enemy.
So I sit here, drinking shite ploystryene cup coffee and listening to the anarchy around me – my only crumbs of solace being a twin pack of custard creams and the chance to scan today's football card for value…
Luckily, there's always a bettingman's reprieve and this particular shaft of light comes in the form of some Scandinavian sanctuary – Reykjavik here I come!
FJÖLNIR VS. AFTURELDING (8.15pm)
Having dropped out of the Urvalsdeild last season, Fjolnir have been busy assembling their masterplan to stage an immediate comeback and it's going pretty damn well; 14 games in and the hosts top the table by 4 clear points and a game in hand.
With just 4 points dropped from their last possible 21, this is a team in form – a 4th consecutive victory this evening will see them cement their place as title favourites and come a step closer to a boomerang promotion back into the Icelandic top-flight.
Goal-wise, Fjolnir are finding the net more and more frequently and have hit 3+ team goals in 4 of their most recent 6 games; 3-5-3-1-2-4 team goals indicates pretty well their intent and with Afturelding's own recent record coming into play, there's plenty to shout about when it comes to the likelyhood of goals!
The travelling side are clearly not in the same vein of rich form and find themselves hovering ominously above the drop-zone having conceded a painful 3-2-0-3-5-3-4-6 goals in successive away matches – all the more reason then that this could be lined up for goals…especially if you factor in both of 2019's H2H scorelines were 1-3 and 5-3!
- Over 3.5 goals
(1/1, paddypower) Nap
- Over 4.5 goals
(11/5, paddypower) Nb