Pepsideild match preview: Leiknir Reykjavík believed to be the weaker party when KR pays a visit

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Competition: Iceland Pepsideild
Competition: Mon 14.June
Match begins: 19:15 (UTC)
Venue: Leiknisvöllur (1300 seats)

This could be an interesting match as Leiknir Reykjavík have their presumed home advantage while KR are ahead 3 points in the Pepsideild table.

Insights:
  • Leiknir Reykjavík have the fewest matches over the total-line (1) in Pepsideild
  • KR have the most scored goals in the first half (9) in Pepsideild

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on artifical turf and that the visiting KR have a different surface at their stadium (grass). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on artifical turf is 7-4-3 (win-draw-loss) from 14 matches.

These teams are located so close to each other that their supporters eat in the same restaurants, hang out at the same night clubs and give birth at the same hospitals. This means added importance to the game and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Leiknir Reykjavík form and stats

Leiknir Reykjavík have collected seven points from their first three Pepsideild games here at Leiknisvöllur, a promising start. Leiknir Reykjavík has recorded two wins in a row here at Leiknisvöllur, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

No payout for Reykjavík in their previous match, an away game at HK that ended in defeat 1-2.

Previous to that game, a home match hosting FH in a game that was won 2-1.

Reykjavík are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Leiknisvöllur in their league games, having scored an impressive 8 goals in 3 matches. 4 goals have been conceded.

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KR form and stats

The seven points KR have gathered from their first three away trips in the Pepsideild is impressive and could lead to great things if the form continues.

Impressive finishing from K. Finnbogason and Ó. Hauksson (2) secured the home win 3-1 against IA in their previous game.

Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs HK.

The travelling fans enjoy KR's attacking play in away games, having scored 5 goals in 3 league matches away. The KR defense is a tough nut to crack, having conceded less than half a goal per away game on average (1 goal in 3 games).

Head 2 Head

As for the last five games between these two teams, there's zero Reykjavík victories, zero draws and five KR wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Leiknir ReykjavíkS. Magnusson
S. Magnusson
6 goals
KRÓ. Hauksson
Ó. Hauksson
3 goals
KRP. Pálmason
P. Pálmason
2 goals

Leiknir Reykjavík missing players

KR missing players

Leiknir Reykjavík KR
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
7 3 0 Played P 3 3 7
2 2 0 Won W 2 2 3
2 1 0 Drew D 1 1 2
3 0 0 Lost L 0 0 2
9 8 0 Scored S 5 5 12
10 4 0 Conceded C 1 1 9
86% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
71% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
71% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 43%
14% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 43%
14% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 14%
43% 67% 0% BTTS BTTS 33% 33% 71%
29% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 67% 29%
43% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
3.1 4.3 0 Corners for (avg) C F 6 6 7
7.4 7.7 0 Corners against (avg) C A 6 6 4.1
1.4 2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 2.3 1.9
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7.7 7.3 0 Shots (avg) S ( 7.7 7.7 11.4
3.7 5 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.3 4.3 4.7
35% 53% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 38% 36%
Key stats in Pepsideild this season:
  • All of KR's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Leiknir Reykjavík's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • KR have created more than twice as many corners as Leiknir Reykjavík.
  • KR have not yet lost a game away.
  • KR have scored in all their matches so far.
  • KR have the fewest conceded goals (1) away in Pepsideild
  • KR have the most scored goals in the first half (9) in Pepsideild
  • KR haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Leiknir Reykjavík have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • Leiknir Reykjavík have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Leiknir Reykjavík have the fewest matches over the total-line (1) in Pepsideild
  • Leiknir Reykjavík have won significantly more corners at home than away.

  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 Reykjavík 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 IA 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 Keflavik 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.