So far, no team from Faroe Islands reached the Europa League groups and even their best ones failed to win the first qualifying round. IF Fuglafjorour aspires to be a pioneer, but in order to do that, they will have to defeat Linfield, the second best team in the Northern Ireland IFA Premiership.
Odds: Bet365 2.00
IF Fuglafjorour might have finished the regular season on the second place, but what happens in the Faroe Islands championship usually stays in the Faroe Islands championship. Professional teams in this country are more or less made of amateurs who are passionate about the game but lack proper training and struggle against teams from outside. IF is one of the few teams in this country to use foreign players and the acquisition of Clayton Soares proved to be an inspired one.
The Brazilian striker is 34 years old but he is still the most prolific goal scorer by far with eight goals to his name. The hosts also have a Norwegian and a Croat in their team but neither of these two strikers have scored a goal so far and it is highly unlikely for them to break the ice against Linfield. Without being a European force, the visitors are playing in a championship that takes football seriously and have a sizable fan base. They will play with a 4-3-3 starting formation featuring three strikers upfront, with Carvill, Tipton and McAllister to spearhead the offensive.
Even odds for Linfield to defeat a team from the Faroe Islands are always worth taking, even if the opponent is the vice champion and has home pitch advantage. Bet365 has the best odds right now and punters should place their wagers before they drop.