It's the Reykjavik Cup: Víkingur Reykjavík and Valur face off

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Competition: Iceland Reykjavik Cup
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Víkingsvöllur (1449 seats)

Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Víkingur Reykjavík & Valur face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the Reykjavik Cup. All the pre-match information is available here!

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Valur have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 11-4-12 (win-draw-loss) from 27 matches.

This is a match between two teams close to each other, usually meaning added motivation and importance.

There have been little to rest for the team playing at home, as they played a Reykjavik Cup match only four days earlier. Thankfully the previous game, versus Fylkir, was also a home game here at Víkingsvöllur. The away team is better rested.

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Víkingur Reykjavík form and stats

Víkingur Reykjavík participated in Reykjavik Cup the last season, where they reached the group a.

Víkingur Reykjavík are steadily winning Pepsideild games and points here at Víkingsvöllur. 8 wins, 3 draws and 0 defeats is the summary from 11 games.

Reykjavík's last game was hosting Fylkir and winning 4-3. The game against Fylkir had lots of late drama as Víkingur Reykjavík came back from being down 0-3 and finally secured the victory through Giraud-Hutchinson's goal in the 85th minute. As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

In the game before, an away victory in the Iceland Cup match versus IA with a 3-0 scoreline.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Víkingur Reykjavík matches with similar probabilities have ended with two wins, five draws and zero defeats (from seven games).

The Reykjavík manager Gunnlaugsson has got the team scoring with 22 from 11 home games in the league. Víkingur Reykjavík have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Valur form and stats

Nothing but glory last season for Valur, as they won the Reykjavik Cup.

As the visiting team in Pepsideild matches, Valur have produced an overall stat of 5-1-5 so far.

Impressive finishing secured the home win 8-1 against Fjölnir in their previous game. As mentioned above, Valur was the only team on the pitch versus Fjölnir in their previous game, winning 8-1. This could be a tougher task.

Before that one, a nice away victory 6-0 at Fylkir.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Valur playing away, we found one game. Results were zero away wins, zero draws and one home win.

Valur are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 19 times in 11 away games so far. As opposed to that, Valur have seen the ball go into their own net 14 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's one Víkingur Reykjavík victory, three draws and six Valur wins. Over/under statistics; eight of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Víkingur ReykjavíkN. Hansen
N. Hansen
16 goals
ValurP. Pedersen
P. Pedersen
9 goals
Víkingur ReykjavíkH. Guðjónsson
H. Guðjónsson
5 goals

Víkingur Reykjavík missing players

Valur missing players

Víkingur Reykjavík Valur
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   12 25
18 10   Won W   4 11
5 3   Drew D   0 2
2 0   Lost L   8 12
50 31   Scored S   18 46
22 12   Conceded C   19 35
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
84% 92%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   83% 88%
68% 69%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   83% 68%
24% 38%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   17% 24%
8% 15%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 20%
48% 54%   BTTS BTTS   50% 52%
48% 46%   Clean Sheets C S   25% 28%
8% 0%   Failed to Score F T   25% 20%
 
7.1 6.8   Corners for (avg) C F   6.4 7
4.2 3.7   Corners against (avg) C A   5.1 5.2
2.1 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.8 2.7
0 0   Red cards R C   1 1
 
11.4 12.5   Shots (avg) S (   8.8 9.7
4.8 5.5   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.3 4.4
41% 44%   Goal Efficiency G E   35% 36%
 
6.5 5.7   Shots against (avg) S A   9.1 9.7
2.7 2.5   Shots on Target against (avg) S O   4.6 4.5

  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 1 1 0 0 8 1 1 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
2 Víkingur Reykjavík 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
3 Fylkir 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0
4 Fjölnir 1 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 8 -7 0
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Víkingur Reykjavík 22 14 6 2 38 21 11 8 3 0 22 8 11 6 3 2 16 13 17 48
2 Breidablik 22 15 2 5 55 21 11 10 0 1 32 3 11 5 2 4 23 18 34 47
3 KR 22 12 5 5 35 19 11 4 3 4 18 15 11 8 2 1 17 4 16 41
4 KA 22 12 4 6 36 20 11 6 1 4 17 10 11 6 3 2 19 10 16 40
5 Valur 22 12 3 7 37 26 11 7 2 2 18 12 11 5 1 5 19 14 11 39
6 FH 22 9 6 7 39 26 11 4 4 3 18 12 11 5 2 4 21 14 13 33
7 Stjarnan 22 6 4 12 24 36 11 4 1 6 15 18 11 2 3 6 9 18 -12 22
8 Leiknir Reykjavik 22 6 4 12 18 32 11 6 2 3 15 9 11 0 2 9 3 23 -14 22
9 IA 22 6 3 13 29 44 11 4 3 4 19 16 11 2 0 9 10 28 -15 21
10 Keflavik 22 6 3 13 23 38 11 4 1 6 13 19 11 2 2 7 10 19 -15 21
11 HK 22 5 5 12 21 39 11 3 3 5 10 16 11 2 2 7 11 23 -18 20
12 Fylkir 22 3 7 12 18 51 11 3 3 5 12 26 11 0 4 7 6 25 -33 16