Dundalk vs Hafnafjordur by Isaiah
Dundalk was complete favorite in their previous domestic league game last Tuesday evening against Longford, but they were in big problems during the game and only managed to seal all three points in final seconds of the game. However, they were the first one to take the lead, back in 11th minute with a goal from McMillan, while visitors equalized in 35th via Duffy.
McMillan once again reinstalled the lead in 50th minute as the hosts took more determined approach in offense from the start of repetition, but again got leveled up just five minutes later. Same player scored his third goal in 62nd and again brought them into the lead, but defensive gaps were obvious and the side once again conceded in 74th via Gorman, however finally managed to get all three points in second minute of additional time when Kilduff sealed the victory.
After this game, they remained at the top of the table having six points more than second placed Cork, but it's obvious that the team has defensive problems, even against some of the worst teams in their league, but remain favorite for this one and surely will be looking to get a victory before they visit Iceland. Positive news are that the team will be going into this game without any player injured nor suspended.
Hafnafjordur, on the other side, had their last match back on Saturday, when the team welcomed Vikingur Reykjavik and were quite a big favorites at least on the paper, but stood only to a 2:2 draw. Moreover, they have played with a man more since 38th minute of the game, so one way or another, we can't say it was remotely positive result for the home side.
Visitors took the lead in tenth minute with a goal from Martin, but once they were playing with a man less, it was all about Hafnafjordur, as the side managed to revert the scoreline in the second halftime thanks to goals from Finnbogason in 79th and Bjornsson two minutes later, however against the flow of the game and almost out of nowhere, visitors managed to net another goal, leveling up the result in third minute of additional time via Karlsson.
Even though they drew unexpectedly, the side remained first at the table having two points more than Fjolnir and three more than third placed Olafsvik. As for their roster, most notable is striker from Scotland, Steven Lennon who has played for Dundalk during the career and finds himself now in pretty good form with four goals from nine games this season.
Even though the Irish side remains favorite, I have no doubts that it will be a difficult game for them, especially with the defensive lineup being out of form. However, both teams are going into the match with decent competitive form and I expect over to come easily here. At least, it surely has some value and should be taken with reasonable stakes.