Vestmannaeyjar – Sarpsborg 08 Prediction & Picks (12.07.2018)

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ÍBV and Sarpsborg 08 meet at Hásteinsvöllur, 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. Attention to the house factor, since the ÍBV usually conquer different results at home and abroad.

ÍBV:

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 makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 13 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Breidablik by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches ÍBV has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback.

The IBV reaches this stage of the Europa League after having won the Icelandic Cup, winning the final in the FH by 1-0. We remember that Icelanders are no longer present in European competitions since the 2013/2014 season. Normally the trainer Kristján Gudmundsson acts in 4-4-2, being Thorvaldsson and Benónysson the most offensive references of the equipment. It is important to highlight the quality of number 11 Magnússon: the midfielder has great competence in the organization of the offensive process. For this game the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.

Sarpsborg 08:

The visiting 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 shows similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Eliteserien, they beat Ranheim at home (4-1). In the last 10 away matches Sarpsborg 08 has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 23 of the last 27 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 19 out of 27 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 10 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 2.

The Sarpsburgo part for this party with a victory on the Ranheim, by 4-1, returning to the triumphs after three official parties without tasting the flavor of the victory. It is important to underline that the visitors managed to reach this stage of the Europa League due to the conquest of the third position of the Norwegian championship. In this first game it is expected that coach Geir Bakke plays in 4-4-2, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, always with the objective of not offering space to his opponent. The Halvorsen end is the most dangerous player of the visitors, being the best marker of the team, with 5 goals scored. Everything indicates that the coach can count on his usual starters in this match.


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