Vikingur Reykjavik vs Shamrock Rovers prediction 09.07.2024 | Champions League

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  • Competition: Champions League
  • Date: Tuesday, 9th July 2024.
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC +1 / 20:45 CEST
  • Venue: Víkingsvöllur (Reykjavík)

Vikingur Reykjavik have another good season. They are first in the Icelandic national league with seven points more than Breidablik. Arnar Gunnlaugsson's team has been in impressive form in the last two months, undefeated in the previous 12 matches in all competitions. In the previous game, Vikingur Reykjavik won after penalties at home in the cup semifinal against Stjarnan. 

Vikingur Reykjavik never played in the group phase of any European competition. Still, Icelandic football is improving, so Gunnlaugsson's team hopes to repeat Breidablik's success from the previous year when their fellow Icelandic team played in the Conference League group phase. 

Shamrock Rovers won the title in Irish Premier Division last season, but they are much weaker in 2024. After 23 league rounds, Stephen Bradley's team collected only 34 points, 13 points fewer than the league leader, Shelbourne, so the title is probably already lost for Shamrock Rovers. Bradley's team has struggled in the previous months, as they won only three of the last ten matches. In the previous game, Shamrock Rovers won 1-0 at home against Dundalk. That was another poor performance, as the home side struggled for a large portion of the match against one of the weakest Premier Division teams. 

The only time when Shamrock Rovers progressed to the group phase of any European competition was in the 2022/2023 season when Shamrock participated in the Conference League. Interestingly, last year, the Irish team lost in the Champions League qualifications against Icelandic Breidablik in both legs (0-1 and 1-2). 

Vikingur Reykjavik vs Shamrock Rovers pick: Vikingur Reykjavik to win

Shamrock Rovers played last season against Breidablik and lost both games. This year, the Irish side seems even weaker, so we should expect Vikingur Reykjavik to win on Tuesday night. 

Víkingur Reykjavík

Vikingur Reykjavik team news

Interestingly, Vikingur Reykjavik doesn't have a player who scored more than seven goals this season. However, Helgi Gudjonsson, Ari Sigurpalsson, and Danijel Djuric scored seven goals, while Nikolaj Hansen is next on the goal-scoring list with two fewer goals. That balance is probably Vikingur's best attribute. 

Last matches of Víkingur Reykjavík

  1. Víkingur Reykjavík

    5 : 4

    Stjarnan

    Iceland Cup

  2. Víkingur Reykjavík

    2 : 1

    Fram

    Pepsideild

  3. Stjarnan

    0 : 4

    Víkingur Reykjavík

    Pepsideild

  4. Víkingur Reykjavík

    1 : 1

    KR

    Pepsideild

  5. Valur

    2 : 2

    Víkingur Reykjavík

    Pepsideild

Víkingur Reykjavík lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 80

    Palmi Rafn Arin

Defenders

  • 6

    Gunnar Vatnhamar

  • 4

    Oliver Ekroth

  • 12

    Halldor Smari Sigurdsson

  • 22

    Karl Gunnarsson

Midfielders

  • 17

    Ari Sigurpalsson

  • 11

    Gisli Thordarson

  • 8

    Viktor Andrason

  • 19

    Danijel Djuric

  • 25

    Valdimar Ingimundarson

Forwards

  • 9

    Helgi Gudjonsson

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers team news

After a win against Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers' manager Stephen Bradley talked about his team's chances in the Champions League qualifications against Vikingur Reykjavik. Bradley said, "It's going to be a real difficult tie. But what I liked (against Dundalk) was that we had our identity back for 60 minutes; it was a lot more like us. We need to bring that. If we bring that over the two legs, we have a chance of winning the tie. If we don't, it won't be enough because they are a good side. Like Briedablik last year, they're well-coached. It's going to be a good tie, 50-50." 

Last matches of Shamrock Rovers

  1. Shamrock Rovers

    1 : 0

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  2. Sligo Rovers

    2 : 0

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  3. St. Patrick`s Athletic

    2 : 1

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  4. Drogheda United FC

    0 : 2

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  5. Shamrock Rovers

    0 : 2

    Shelbourne

    Premier Division

Shamrock Rovers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Leon Pohls

Defenders

  • 2

    Joshua Honohan

  • 4

    Pico Lopes

  • 3

    Sean Hoare

  • 18

    Trevor Clarke

Midfielders

  • 7

    Dylan Watts

  • 8

    Aaron McEneff

  • 15

    Darragh Nugent

  • 16

    Gary O'Neill

  • 29

    Jack Byrne

Forwards

  • 24

    Johnny Kenny

4 Reasons why Vikingur Reykjavik should win against Shamrock Rovers

  1. Vikingur Reykjavik are without a loss in the last 12 matches
  2. Vikingur Reykjavik scored 18 goals in the previous seven games
  3. Shamrock Rovers won only three of the last ten matches
  4. Shamrock Rovers scored only two goals in the previous three games

Main prediction Víkingur Reykjavík - Shamrock Rovers

Víkingur Reykjavík to win

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55% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Vikingur Reykjavik vs Shamrock Rovers - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the LOI TV channel.

? How much is the average xG for Vikingur Reykjavik this season?

The average xG for Vikingur Reykjavik in Besta deild karla is 1.89.

? How much is the average xG for Shamrock Rovers this season?

The average xG for Shamrock Rovers in the Premier Division this season is 1.62.