Breidablik vs Shamrock RoversUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:15 Jul 18, 2023, Kopavogsvollur
Breidablik will be looking to do the double over Shamrock Rovers when both teams meet in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League first round qualifier. Having lost at home, Rovers are likely to put up a battling performance but Breidablik are still expected to have the edge at home.
Breidablik hold a slim advantage from the first leg after claiming a 1-0 victory in Ireland. They took the lead just before the break through Damir Muminovic and were able to beat back several attacks from their hosts to hold on for the win.
The Icelandic champions have already tasted competitive action prior to last week’s clash as they came through Tre Penne and Buducnost in the preliminary rounds. They are now unbeaten in their last six matches, claiming five wins in that run.
It may be a slender advantage for Breidablik but they will be confident of completing the job on Tuesday given their recent home record. Oskar Thorvaldsson’s men are unbeaten in their last six matches across all competitions at Kopavogsvollur, claiming five wins in that run.
Shamrock Rovers will be disappointed to have come away from the home leg empty-handed. They had plenty of time to get back into the contest after going behind just before the break but struggled to find their rhythm in attack.
While it is not an unassailable deficit, Shamrock Rovers recent form does not inspire much confidence. Stephen Bradley’s men have claimed just one win in their last five fixtures across all competitions and travel to Iceland on a three-match winless run.
Another reason to worry for Shamrock Rovers is their recent record on the road as they have claimed just in win from their last five away matches across all competitions. The lack of cutting edge in attack has also been obvious on their recent travels as they have failed to score in the last two matches in that run.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Last week’s clash was the first ever meeting between Breidablik and Shamrock Rovers.
Players to watch
Breidablik showed their defensive solidity in the first leg and have now kept clean sheets in their last two matches. Damir Muminovic and Viktor Margeorsson should continue their partnership in central defence and can lead the hosts to another clean sheet at 13/8 with bet365.
At the other end of the pitch, Breidablik will be looking to the likes of Klaemint Olsen and Gisli Eyjolfsson to provide the spark in attack. Both men can ensure the hosts produce over 0.5 goals at 2/7 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given Breidablik’s recent defensive record and with Shamrock Rovers struggling for goals, BTTS NO could be on the cards at 21/20 with BetVictor. Each side has seen under 2.5 goals in their last two matches and a similar outcome is priced at 4/5 with BoyleSports.
Breidablik have won to nil in their last two matches and can be set for a repeat at 11/4 with Paddy Power.
This UEFA Champions League match between Breidablik and Shamrock Rovers will be played on Jul 18, 2023 and kick off at 20:15. Check below for our tipsters best Breidablik vs Shamrock Rovers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.