Valur vs Bodo/Glimt
Europe – UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Bodo are the reigning champions of the Norwegian top flight, and they had lifted the title in style last season. They are the favorites this Thursday to secure a win, against Valur, who are from the comparatively weaker Icelandic league.
Bodo had lost just once en route to their title in 2020, and they had a lead of 19 points at the end of the campaign. Note that they had managed to score a total of 103 goals from their 30 games, and had let in just 32 goals in return.
In fact, such was their domination that 16 of the remaining 17 teams in their league could not even breach the 60-goal mark, and their closest competitor had slotted in just 77.
Thus, Bodo surely are the favorites to deliver a winning performance this Thursday at the Hlidarendi.
However, note that Valur are at home, and they have been in spectacular form. Moreover, Bodo have been struggling with their defense lately too. As such, expect the hosts to score at least once.
Valur vs Bodo/Glimt: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The two teams are locking horns with each other for the first time.
Valur vs Bodo/Glimt Prediction
Bodo had scored two or more goals in 11 of their past 16 overall games, and they had done so in 16 of their preceding 23 road trips. They are also fresh off a record-breaking campaign in the Norwegian top flight.
On top of that, they are pitted against a team from the lowly Icelandic domestic league.
For the reasons, expect a comprehensive win for Bodo this game week.
However, note that Valur had lost just once at home since the first week of July 2020, and they had also scored two or more goals in 13 of their past 17 home appearances.
As such, expect the hosts to find the back of the net at least once at the Hildarendi.
Valur vs Bodo/Glimt: Betting Tips
Bodo/Glimt to Win @ 1.80
Correct Score: 3-1 Bodo / Glimt @ 15.00.