FC Copenhagen vs Stjarnan
UEFA – Europa League
Date: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Telia Parken (Copenhagen).
Copenhagen have built on their fine form recently and we’ve seen them connect a three-game winning streak as they outclassed Hobro and AaB in Superliga and beat Stjarnan in the first leg of their Europa League Qualifiers clash along the way. They now host the Iceland rivals hoping to build on the 0-2 win and get the contest over the line, putting on another rock-solid display at Telia Parken.
Byens Hold have picked it up at the back and boast three clean sheets now behind them, as Stale Solbakken set up a tough outfit and we do feel they come off as dominants at this point. They have more experience in the UEFA competitions and this could prove just as important in Copenhagen!
Stjarnan have just returned to the winning ways over the weekend, as they beat Víkingur Reykjavík and ended a streak of three losses in a row – beaten by Nomme Kalju, KR, and Copenhagen. They have struggled to regularly score goals on the road and this could be even more worrying as they need to make up for the two-goal advantage.
Copenhagen vs Stjarnan: Head-to-head
This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever.
Copenhagen come off as heavy favourites, especially after a comfortable 0-2 win at Samsung vollurinn last week.
Stjarnan have struggled for consistency and could have troubles coping in Copenhagen too.
Copenhagen vs Stjarnan: Prediction
We will now back Copenhagen to bag another win and comfortably go through to the next round over the rivals, where a Home win to Nil looks great value at 2.05. We have seen the home side rock-solid at the back and Stjarnan will have a hard time making their mark.
We’ll thus also stick our necks out of another low-scoring head-to-head clash and back Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.20, hoping to see Copenhagen bag a comfortable but not too convincing win on the day. They’ve netted more than two goals just once in their last four home games, which does feel like further evidence for such a bet.
Copenhagen vs Stjarnan: Bet Tips
Copenhagen to win to Nil @ 2.05
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20.