Thursday, May 23, 2024

Prediction: Bodo/Glimt vs Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag

Prediction: Bodo/Glimt to win 3-0

Best Odds: 5/1

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Bodo/Glimt and Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag will face each other in the first leg of their first qualifying round in the UEFA Champions League this week. The match will held at Aspmyra Stadion in Bode, Norway and is scheduled to kick off at 5pm UK time on Wednesday.

Bodo/Glimt

Bodo/Glimt won the 2021 Eliteserien title and earned a place in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round for the 2022-23 campaign. Kjetil Knutsen’s side ended the 2021 season with 63 points from 30 matches, only three points ahead of Norwegian giants Molde. Bodo/Glimt had won the 2020 Eliteserien title as well.

However, things are not going well for Erling Moe’s side at the moment. Bodo/Glimt are as low as sixth in the 2022 Eliteserien table at the moment with 19 points from 12 matches, as many as 11 points behind leaders Lillestrom, who have played a game more. Bodo/Glimt have lost three and drawn four of their 12 league games so far this season.

Team News:

Marius Høibråten, Isak Amundsen, Ola Solbakken and Sondre Sørli all are available.

Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag

Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag have earned a place in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round after winning the 2021 Faroe Islands Premier League title. KI ended the campaign with 72 points from 27 matches, as many as 11 points clear of second-placed Havnar Boltfelag.

Mikkjal Thomassen’s side are doing well at the moment as well. Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag are at the top of the 2022 Faroe Islands Premier League table at the moment with 43 points from 15 matches, six points clear of second-placed Víkingur. Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag’s success in the 2021 Faroe Islands Premier League was their first since 2019.

Team News:

Mathias Rosenorn, Patrick Da Silva, Rene Joensen and Valerijs Sabala all are available.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag have scored 43 goals in 15 2022 Faroe Islands Premier League matches.
  • Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag have conceded just 4 goals in 15 2022 Faroe Islands Premier League matches.
  • Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag are unbeaten in the 2022 Faroe Islands Premier League.
  • Bodo/Glimt have scored 24 goals in 12 Eliteserien matches this season.
  • Bodo/Glimt have conceded 17 goals in 12 Eliteserien matches this season.

Conclusion

Bodo/Glimt are more experienced in European football and reached as far as the Europa Conference League quarter-finals last season. Although the Norwegian side are not in great form at the moment, they should still have enough to get the better of Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag, especially in the first leg which is been played at their home ground.

Prediction: Bodo/Glimt to win 3-0

Best Odds: 5/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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