Match Time:7/16/2019 03:15 Tuesday(GMT+8)
Grindavik: In bad shape (Recent Form: DDLLLD)
Grindavik are on 8th place in Icelandic Pepsideild with 12 points (2 wins, 6 draws, 3 losses; goal difference 7:9). They have currently just 1 point of advantage over 11th Vikingur Reykjavik (drop zone), whereas the distance to 2nd Breidablik (UEFA Europa League qualification) is 10 points at the moment. Therefore, Grindavik need to focus on avoiding troubles especially because the team is in bad shape – 0 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses in last 5 league matches. In the meantime, they suffered from a heavy defeat to Hafnarfjordur (1:7) in the Icelandic Cup quarter-final. Grindavik take on Akranes on Monday in the next league fixture. Grindavik have collected 9 points in 6 home games to date (2 wins, 3 draws, 1 defeats; goal difference 4:4).
Akranes: Aiming for top 3 (Recent Form: DWLLLL)
Akranes sit on 3rd position in the standings with 20 points (6 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats; goal difference 17:12). They are now 9 points ahead of the relegation zone, whereas Akranes are 2 points short of 2nd Breidablik (UEFA Europa League qualification) and having 1 game in hand so it appears that they can challenge at least the second spot. However, their recent form is poor – 1 win, 1 draw, 3 defeats in last 5 games in Pepsideild. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Akranes have collected 8 points in 5 matches on the road (2 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss; goal difference 7:6).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
Summing up, it looks like this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Grindavik must aim for a breakthrough and putting their winless run to end, otherwise they’ll find themselves in drop zone very soon. On the other hand, Akranes need points to challenge the higher places so perhaps it may be an open match.
Grindavik VS Akranes
O/U Pick: over 2.50 goals