Valur vs FC Santa Coloma
Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Hlidarendi (Reykjavik).
Valur were just seconds away from advancing past Rosenborg in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, but they were blamed for the 94th minute penalty which sent Norwegian giants through.
Icelandic champions will thus continue their European adventure in Europa League where they’ve been dealt one of the easiest second-round draws. The current Urvalsdeild leaders will look for their third-round place past Andorran champions FC Santa Coloma.
Santa Coloma are the weakest team at this stage of the competition. They even failed to pass the preliminary round of the Champions League qualifications losing 0-2 to Kosovar Drita after extra-time.
The loss came exactly a month ago and Santa Coloma have not played a single competitive game before the first leg of the corresponding tie.
However, things didnt go as planned for the Icelandic team in the first leg and the Andorran club stood firm to snatch a 1-0 win. It is game on when these two lock horns once again, this time at Reykjavik.
Despite the underwhelming first leg defeat, every single parameter speaks in Valur’s favour. The hosts should be in a much better physical condition as they are midway through the season in Urvalsdeild.
The quality is by far on their side and a true miracle should happen for FC Santa Coloma to even make the lead last once the balls roll at Hlidarendi.
Valur vs Santa Coloma Betting Tips
HT/FT Valur/Valur @ 1.50.
Over 2.5 match goals at 1.50.