Open game expected at Nettóvöllurinn: Keflavík vs HK preview

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Competition: Iceland Pepsideild
Competition: Wed 16.June
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Nettóvöllurinn (4957 seats)

HK have rested up after their 2-1-match against Leiknir Reykjavik and are eager to face Keflavík. Here's all you need to know!

Insights:
  • Keflavík have the the worst goal difference (-9) in Pepsideild
  • HK have the most dropped points from leading position (9) in Pepsideild

Keflavík's stadium, Nettóvöllurinn, has a grass surface. HK have artifical turf on their own stadium. This might or might not make a difference, and to help evaluate that we give you the recent performance numbers for HK when playing on grass; 9 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses from 24 matches. They have scored 32 goals in these games and conceded 30.

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Keflavík form and stats

Keflavík have played three Pepsideild home games so far, perhaps enough to set expectations for the season. In that case, only 3 points from these matches could be a signal of rough times ahead. Regardless of arena the trend is looking very unhealthy for Keflavík with their four defeats in a row. Not since the Stjarnan game, 37 days ago, have they avoided a loss.

The Keflavík crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 1-2 to Valur here at Nettóvöllurinn in a Pepsideild match.

Heartbreak before that as Keflavík lost 2-4 at Fylkir's place.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Keflavík have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found one match with the results: Won zero, drawn zero and lost one.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Keflavík, as the Pepsideild home game vs Leiknir Reykjavik is only four days away.

Keflavík are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 4 goals in 3 games. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for Keflavík with 6 goals conceded in these matches.

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HK form and stats

The Pepsideild season is young and HK have only just started going through their travel schedule, with 2 away games done and still no victory. 1 draw and 1 defeat so far.

HK are travelling after their nice 2-1 home win in the Pepsideild against Leiknir Reykjavik (placed 7th).

A 1-1 draw at KR's stadium before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with HK playing away and similar expectations, we found two relevant matches. Results were zero HK wins, one draw and one defeat.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only four days as another away game awaits: The Pepsideild trip to Stjarnan.

As for goals scored and conceded in the league games away so far, HK has managed 3 goals and let in 4 from 2 matches.

Head 2 Head

Last nine meetings between the teams: Keflavík won five, HK won three and one draw. seven games with over 2,5 goals, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

HKS. Ljubicic
S. Ljubicic
3 goals
KeflavíkF. Elvarsson
F. Elvarsson
2 goals
KeflavíkJ. Gibbs
J. Gibbs
2 goals

Keflavík missing players

HK missing players

Keflavík HK
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
6 3 1 Played P 0 2 7
1 1 1 Won W 0 0 1
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 3
5 2 0 Lost L 0 1 3
6 4 2 Scored S 0 3 9
15 6 0 Conceded C 0 4 13
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 86%
83% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 86%
67% 67% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 71%
50% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 57%
33% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 50% 14%
50% 67% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 86%
17% 33% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 14%
33% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 14%
 
4.3 4.7 7 Corners for (avg) C F 0 5 5.3
8.2 8.7 5 Corners against (avg) C A 0 11.5 5.7
3.2 3.3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 2.7
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
6.8 8.3 7 Shots (avg) S ( 0 11 11
3.2 4.7 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 4.5 4.6
32% 29% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 33% 28%
Key stats in Pepsideild this season:
  • All of HK's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Keflavík's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • HK have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • HK have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • HK have the most dropped points from leading position (9) in Pepsideild
  • HK have yet to win a game away.
  • Keflavík have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Keflavík have the most conceded goals in the first half (7) in Pepsideild
  • Keflavík have the the worst goal difference (-9) in Pepsideild
  • Keflavík haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Valur 7 5 2 0 13 7 4 3 1 0 7 3 3 2 1 0 6 4 6 17
2 Vikingur Reykjavik 7 4 3 0 12 6 3 2 1 0 6 2 4 2 2 0 6 4 6 15
3 KA 6 4 1 1 11 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 4 3 1 0 8 2 8 13
4 KR 7 3 2 2 12 9 4 1 1 2 7 8 3 2 1 0 5 1 3 11
5 FH 6 3 1 2 12 7 3 1 1 1 6 4 3 2 0 1 6 3 5 10
6 Breidablik 6 3 1 2 14 10 3 2 0 1 8 2 3 1 1 1 6 8 4 10
7 Leiknir Reykjavik 7 2 2 3 9 10 3 2 1 0 8 4 4 0 1 3 1 6 -1 8
8 Fylkir 7 1 4 2 10 13 4 1 2 1 6 6 3 0 2 1 4 7 -3 7
9 HK 7 1 3 3 9 13 5 1 2 2 6 9 2 0 1 1 3 4 -4 6
10 ÍA 7 1 2 4 8 15 3 0 2 1 3 4 4 1 0 3 5 11 -7 5
11 Stjarnan 7 0 3 4 3 11 3 0 1 2 2 4 4 0 2 2 1 7 -8 3
12 Keflavík 6 1 0 5 6 15 3 1 0 2 4 6 3 0 0 3 2 9 -9 3

Read more about Pepsideild

The Úrvalsdeild karla (meaning Men’s Select division) is the highest level of football in Iceland. It has also been known by the sponsorship name Pepsideild. Twelve teams play a season from April to September, each playing 22 fixtures to decide the final league table and the Icelandic champion.