KI vs Differdange 03 Prediction: KI to utilise home advantage

 | Tuesday 9th July 2024, 14:26pm

Tuesday 9th July 2024, 14:26pm

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Wednesday (19:00)provides more drama in the first-leg ties of the Champions League qualifying first round and Faroese outfit KI will be hoping that hope advantage on the archipelago helps them to victory over Differdange of Luxembourg.

KI finished top of the pile in the Faroe Islands Premier League last season, but they have failed to reach the same level of success so far in this campaign, with Haakon Lunov’s side currently lying in third and nine points behind leaders Vikingur.

KI vs Differdange 03 Betting Tips

  • KI to win @ 8/11 
  • Over 3.5 goals @ 9/4  

Differdange finished five points clear as they lifted the BGL Ligue for a seventh time, but they have failed to qualify for the group stages of a UEFA tournament in any of their 12 previous attempts - with their 6-0 aggregate defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2011/12 Europa League play-off remaining the closest they have come.

KI vs Differdange 03 Odds

Home advantage sees KI as favourites for victory in Klaksvik at 8/11, whereas Differdange are 100/30 to return to Luxembourg with a lead for the second leg.

The draw provides odds of 12/5, while a winner in the over 2.5 goals market pays out at 10/11.

Team News

KI striker Pall Klettskard leads the scoring charts in the league with 14 goals and, after netting in their recent 4-2 victory over Torshavn, he will be expected to lead the line once more for the Faroese outfit.

Kristoffer Odemarksbakken became KI’s first summer transfer this month and he will be hoping to make his debut for the club after missing out on the matchday squad last time out.

Differdange also have a dangerous striker at their disposal, with Portuguese forward Jorginho netting 28 goals in just 32 appearances across all competitions last season.

He will likely start for Pedro Resende’s men, while a number of new signings will be hoping to feature for the first time on Wednesday, including Adham El Idissi who was signed for €25,000 from Victoria Rosport at the beginning of the month.

KI to win @ 8/11

KI qualified for their first ever UEFA competition group stage last season - finishing bottom of their Europa Conference League group behind Lille, Slovan Bratislava and Olimpija Ljubljana - but this experience should give the Faroese outfit the experience and confidence to go deeper into the qualifying rounds.

Lunov’s men are also in the middle of a season and so they will not have match fitness issues and this should come in handy against a Differdange side who have not played competitively since the end of May.

KI to win at 8/11 Over 3.5 goals @ 9/4

Two of KI’s last three home matches have seen winners in the over 3.5 goals market - with the hosts scoring four in each - and another high-scoring affair could be in store at Við Djúpumýrar.

Differdange have also been known to be defensively suspect on the road in Europe - losing 4-3 after extra-time in Maribor in their Europa Conference League qualifier last season - and they could falter away from home once more.

Over 3.5 goals at 9/4 Offers

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