Stjarnan and Levadia meet at Samsung völlurinn, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. the Levadia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium. In the last match they played, for Úrvalsdeild, they tied with Grindavík at home by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches Stjarnan has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 15 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The Stjarnan come to this game with a draw, zero, against Grindavík, adding the second game in a row without losing in official games. It is worth mentioning that the local team reached the first round of the Europa League due to the 3rd place in the Icelandic Championship of 2018. As it is going through a moment of confidence, the coach Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson must keep the tactical scheme of the last matches, that is, 4-4-2, benefiting a more solidary style of play and with successive offensive organizations: Halldórsson is the fastest and most dangerous player on the attack front. There are no absences for this game.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better stronger than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Flora by (1-2). In the last 10 away matches Levadia has won 8 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 21 of the last 23 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 19 of the last 23 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Levadia comes into this game with a 1×2 defeat with Flora, ending four successive victories, all for the Estonian Championship. Last season, Levadia finished the championship of their country in second place, with 84 points, to 2 of the Kalju. To play as a visitor, the Estonian club should be more cautious, benefiting the defensive organization and the transitions by the flanks: Marcelin Gardo is a very fast and strong player in the transport of the ball towards the attack. For this game the visiting coach can count on all the players.