Valur vs Sheriff Tiraspol
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Hlidarendi (Reykjavík).
Valur vs Sheriff Tiraspol Analysis for Prediction
Sheriff let it late to grab a 1-0 win in the first leg and this tie is perfectly poised for when the teams take the field at Reykjavík this Thursday.
It will be hard work in the return trip to Valur, considering Sheriff managed just 1 win in their last 20 away games in the competition. They already lost games at less experienced sides like Shkendija and Torpedo Kutaisi this season.
Valur are not the smartest of oppositions, still the Icelandic’s team’s home record this season deserves attention, 84% win ratio in all competitions in the last 12 months.
To sum up, Valur come into this game with confidence of turning around the narrow defeat.
Valur vs Sheriff Tiraspol Betting Tips
Double Chance – Valur or Draw @ 5/8 (1.62)
Under 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70).
All Analysis and Tips for Second Leg Europa League fixtures compiled by Aron Wright. Below, you may find the preview for first leg of the corresponding tie.
Valur vs Sheriff Tiraspol Preview
Sheriff disappointingly ended their Champions League story in the second qualifying round, failing to find the back of the net in two legs against Macedonian Shkendija.
They can now only match last year’s success by reaching the group stage of the competition at best at the Europa League group phase at best.
The first of two obstacles comes in the likes of Valur who fell right at the maiden hurdle in the qualifications for the most elite continental competition.
Icelandic champions offered a strong resistance to Rosenborg there, losing only after conceding the late stoppage-time goal in the reverse fixture in Trondheim.
They then faced Andorran FC Santa Coloma in the second round of Europa League qualifications.
It should have been an easy and straightforward tie for Olafur Johannesson and his men, but they shockingly lost the first leg 1-0 on the road.
Nevertheless, the rematch saw the current Urvalsdeild leaders clinch a 3-0 victory thanks to second half goals from Sigurdur Larusson, Bjarni Eiriksson and Andri Adolphsson.
Moving forward, Sheriff is winless in four consecutive matches away from home. Also, they are miles away from their best shape at this stage of the season. They are struggling for goals as well, having failed to produce in any of last three matches in all competitions.
Valur vs Sheriff Head-to-head
The teams have not met prior to their meeting in the first leg of the corresponding fixture.