Stjarnan vs Levadia
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Stjornuvollur (Gardabaer).
The hosts were held to a frustrating draw in their last game on home soil against Grindavik, with both teams failing to find the back the net. The stalemate brought their two-match winning streak to an end and has kept them on fourth in the table with nineteen points.
The squad have been fairly decent in their games at home so far, and have succumbed to a loss just twice and have scored ten goals in the process as well. The team will be hoping to get off to a positive start in the first leg on Thursday, which rest assured will not be coming easy if they fail to step up their game by a notch.
The visitors, in comparison, have been impressive and are undefeated in their last four games away from home. Their most recently concluded fixture on the road against Maardu saw the away side thrash their opponents by a 6-1 scoreline at the end of the final whistle.
Morelli walked away with the match ball in that game, so you can expect him to be an imminent threat if he does feature on the trip to Gardabaer this week.
The winning team, following the two legs, will squaring up against Espanyol in the quarterfinals.
Stjarnan vs Levadia Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously met each other on any occasion.
Stjarnan vs Levadia Prediction
The hosts are likely to come out on top when the two teams clash for the first time at the Stjornuvollur on Thursday.
The home team have lost just two of their last five fixtures on home soil, and have scored eight goals in the process, which is one more than what they have conceded.
The visitors have been scoring three or more goals in each their last four trips on the road. They have also been keen on getting off the mark before the break, and have seen nine of their last eighteen goals coming in the first half.
However the game this week is unlikely to be a high scoring one considering that the hosts are a lot tougher than the foes that the visitors go up against every week.
While we can expect the visitors to find the back of the net in the first half, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the home side at the end of the ninety minutes.
Stjarnan vs Levadia Betting tips
Full time result: Stjarnan @ 1.80 (4/5)
Levadia to score in first half @ 2.37 (11/8).