Víkingur Reykjavík vs Shamrock Rovers prediction and betting tips - July 9, 2024
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Víkingur Reykjavík vs Shamrock Rovers prediction and betting tips - July 9, 2024

Tournament: Champions League qualifiers
Location: Vikingsvollur
Match date: 09.07.2024

In the round of 16 of the Champions League qualifiers on July 9, 2024, Víkingur Reykjavík will face Shamrock Rovers. The Icelandic team hopes to perform as confidently as they do in their domestic league, while the visitors aim to offset their internal setbacks with a strong showing in European competitions.

Víkingur Reykjavík vs Shamrock Rovers: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Víkingur Reykjavík has lost only once this season.
  • Shamrock Rovers have lost three out of their last five Premiership matches.
  • Víkingur Reykjavík wins the first half in 60% of matches, while Shamrock Rovers win in 21% of matches.

Víkingur Reykjavík – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Vikings" were long seen as secondary in Iceland. However, they won their first title in two decades in 2021 and repeated the feat last season. They now have a good chance of maintaining their top position. Out of fourteen matches, they have won ten, with only one loss.

Initially, the club performed consistently poorly in European competitions. But in 2022, they achieved four wins and two draws—a significant result for an underdog. Last summer, they played Riga, with results of 1-0 and 0-2.

Shamrock Rovers – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Hoops" are the strongest club in Ireland, not only historically—with a record 21 titles—but also having won four championships in a row. However, this current season is not going well. They have almost an equal number of losses, wins, and draws, trailing the current leader, Shelbourne, by about fifteen points.

The club has regularly participated in European competitions and often won at least their home match against their first opponent. In 2022, they reached the group stage of the Conference League. However, last summer, they lost all four matches to Breidablik and Ferencváros, with an aggregate score of 1-9.

Víkingur Reykjavík: Team News

Gunnlaugsson can field his best lineup.

Shamrock Rovers: Team News

Poom is far from his optimal condition.

Víkingur Reykjavík vs Shamrock Rovers: Possible Starting Lineups

Víkingur Reykjavík (possible lineup): Arinbjörnsson - Gunnarsson, Sigurðsson, Ekroth, Vatnhamar - Ingimundarson, Árnason, Djuric, Þórðarson, Sigurpálsson - Guðjónsson.

Shamrock Rovers (possible lineup): Pales - Honohan, Lopes, Nugent - Poom, Burke, Watts, O'Neill, Towell - Noonan, Kenny.

Head to Head matches: Víkingur Reykjavík vs Shamrock Rovers

This will be the first time an Irish team visits the capital of Iceland.

Free prediction today for the match: Víkingur Reykjavík vs Shamrock Rovers

The Icelandic team is in excellent form and playing at home. They should win this match (odds – 2.0).