Valur Reykjavik vs KA Akureyri (By: Dajkula)
Valur welcomes KA Akureyri in the round 12 of the Pepsideild. Valur is ranked 6`th with 13 points and 4-1-6 so far while KA is ranked 8`th with 12 points and 4-0-6 so far. As we can see the teams are quite erratic this season. It is nothing different for the midtable Akureyri but Valur should do better. Much better. They have won the league the previous two times they have the biggest budget in the league. Valur should be fighting for the top of the table but they have been nowhere near consistent. They lost 6 times so far and it could be that the new reinforcements haven`t adjusted well. Valur was busy in the transfer period and brought in players from Lyngby, Sarpsborg, Lillestrom, Kalmar. The squad is really strong but they failed to deliver. Things have picked up lately though and maybe Valur is improving. You can never tell but 3 wins from the last 4 would suggest that. They also had a 2:0 lead against KR away but lost the match with 3:2. That inconsistency again.
At home, Valur has 2-1-2 and are slightly better than away from home.
KA Akureyri was promoted 2 years back and they are holding on in the middle of the table. Most of the points they gather at home while away from home they range from mediocre to bad. This season they are struggling on the travels and they have 1-0-4 so far. KA managed to surprise Stjarnan but lost to the other top teams this season. The form is mediocre with 2-0-3 from the last 5 games.
Valur is lacking a bit on the attacking front so last week they brought in their ex-player and the top scorer from last season – Pedersen. This should make them quite more dangerous. I expect a home win today.
Valur Reykjavik vs KA Akureyri predictions
|Valur||Pinnacle||1.81||8||3-1 WON (+6.48 units)|
Valur Reykjavik vs KA Akureyri betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).