Brondby have all but wrapped up this Europa League 1st Qualifying Round tie with Valur, and now they just need to avoid a thrashing at home. Our free betting predictions suggest that another rout could be on the cards for Valur.
Brondby vs Valur Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Brondby vs Valur Betting Tips
Valur didn’t have the best of times last Thursday when they lined up at home to take on Danish giants Brondby in the first leg of their Europa League 1st Qualifying Round tie. To be fair to the Icelandic outfit they held their own for much of the first half, and it wasn’t until the 47th minute that the deadlock was broken. However, the floodgates opened then as the visitors notched three more in the next 30 minutes to make it 4-0, although a 93rd minute consolation for the hosts gave them some vague glimmer of hope.
It won’t have been much of a consolation though, as the likelihood of Brondby dropping a three goal advantage at home is very slim indeed. The hosts have won seven of their last ten, losing three and not losing by more than three goals since their Europa League qualifier last year when PAOK thrashed them 5-0.
Valur won’t be feeling confident about their chances in Denmark, but they have managed to bounce back from their disappointing home leg to beat the struggling Fylkir 5-0 in the Iceland Cup as they continue their quest to retain the trophy.
This made it three wins, three defeats, and a draw in their last seven matches in all competitions. Overall it’s been a disappointing Iceland Urvalsdeild season for them though, and their return to European football after ten years out doesn’t look like it will go much better. Coincidentally it was Brondby who knocked them out at the same stage in that season too.
Brondby showed the gulf in class between them and Valur last week, and back in Denmark I can’t see it going any better for the visitors. The hosts have no reason to rest players and will be looking for a big win to keep their confidence high ahead of the start of the Danish Superliga season.
Four of their last six wins have been by a two goal or more margin, and my prediction is for another rout on Thursday. Odds of 1.750 for a Brondby -1.5, -2.0 Asian Handicap Win look excellent value for money to me, and I’m also backing a 4-0 correct score prediction at 9/1.
Head to Head
Brondby have won two and drawn one of their three previous meetings with Valur.
Brondby Team News
Striker Gustaf Nilsson remains sidelined with a broken foot.
Valur Team News
Valur are hoping to have a fully fit team out for this one, and they'll need it.
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