Sarpsborg vs Vestmannaeyjar
Sarpsrborg showed their quality and attacking potential already in the first leg last week. They were better from the first minute, but upped the tempo actually in second halftime.
Once they entered the second part of the game, the side looked far more better than the opponents who simply couldn't respond to far more quality side. Muhammed opened the scoreline in 59th minute, while it was very easy for the Norwegians to play since then. Mortensen doubled up the lead few minutes later, while Halvorsen and Askar scored a goal each during the additional time.
Even though their higher margin victory came late into the match, there's no doubt that the side fairly won and have fairly already secured the progress to the next round. They will be playing against Swiss side St Gallen in the second round. First leg will be played next Thursday away in Switzerland.
Team from Iceland, on the other hand, had some decent performance in the first part of the match even though it was obvious that the opponent could have easily been more concrete. However, once the second half time has started, it looked like their energy level have dropped down and they couldn't stay competitive for much longer.
Once they conceded first goal, they looked much weaker and game plan has collapsed for them - while the side looked extra vulnerable as the time progressed towards the end of the game. IBV will surely try to use this match to improve the image of themselves a bit, but the attention is surely going to their domestic league slowly.
In the last round of the domestic league, IBV had a goalless game at home against Breidablik twelve days ago. They are far away from a decent form being only at ninth position with twelve points earned. That's just a point more than relegating placed Fylkir and already thirteen points more than leaders from Stjarnan.
Quality difference between these two teams is huge. Norwegians have everything in their favor for this one and I strongly believe that they'll show all the quality as the game progreses. There's no many facts that speak in favor of the visiting side, especially once the game enters it's last phase.
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Sarpsborg vs Vestmannaeyjar prediction
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