HB Torshavn Vs Newtown Betting Tip: HB Torshavn Win – 7 July 2022

Welsh visitors wiped out in the Faroes?

Rene Joensen / HB Torshavn ©IMAGO / Aleksandar Djorovic 27.07.2021

Faroe Islands HB Torshavn Vs Newtown Wales

Thursday, 7 July 2022 – 19:00 (BST)
UEFA Europa Conference League Qualification
Pick: HB Torshavn WIN
Odds: 4/6
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 5 July 2022)

Preview: Welsh side Newtown are in the Faroe Islands for the first qualifying round of this season’s UEFA Europa Conference League. They face opponents in the form of HB Torshavn that boasted a 100% win record in European home games in 2021-22.

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HB Torshavn – European nous will work in their favour?

With a record 24 Faroe Islands top division titles to their name, the latest coming in 2020, HB Torshavn are certainly not short on experience when it comes to the earlier rounds in UEFA club competitions. Actual victories, however, have been few and far between. Indeed, until last season the Scandinavians had won only two of 26 ties – and just five of 51 matches – going back to the first of those in 1993.

They came to the fore in 2021-22, though, with home and away wins against Montenegro’s Buducnost Podgorica preceding a memorable 1-0 home win over Maccabi Haifa. Though the latter was a follow up to a 7-2 first-leg loss in Israel. Yet the fact they won both home European matches implies they are worthy favourites for this, even if their domestic form – especially as hosts – has left a lot to be desired in 2022.

Key Stat: HB Torshavn are third with little more than half the season completed in the Faroe Islands Premier League. Kim Engstrom’s side have been inconsistent at home of late, however, winning one of the past four said fixtures (D2 L1).


HB Torshavn 1-0 (Correct Score)



Newtown – Can they replicate domestic away form?

Third place in last season’s Welsh Cymru Premier – their highest league finish for 24 years – earned Newtown A.F.C a spot in the first qualifying round for the second ever staging of UEFA’s Europa Conference League. It will be their second crack at the tournament. Faltering at this same stage to League of Ireland’s Dundalk in 2021-22, losing both legs to nil which included a 4-0 drubbing in Ireland.

That result brought the Welsh club’s European away record to a rather uninspiring W1 L4. Their only goals coming in their sole victory: a 2-1 success over Maltese side Valletta. Clearly a big improvement is needed then for them to take a positive result back to Wales. However, in the league last term, Newtown fared better on their travels, producing more wins, goals and a better defensive return on the road.

Key Stat: Newtown concluded the 2021-22 Welsh Cymru Premier league campaign losing only five of 16 away matches (W8 D3), avoiding defeat 69% of the time away from home.

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HB Torshavn Vs Newtown Betting Advice

An abundance of European experience in these early rounds, allied with the added rhythm and sharpness that comes from playing in a league which runs through the summer months, means HB Torshavn ought to be favourites against opponents who’ve not played a competitive fixture since April. The Faroe Islands’ outfit also have form to go with it, with five wins coming in their last six league and cup outings.


HB Torshavn Vs Newtown – Key Facts:

  • This match-up pits the teams whom finished second and third, respectively, in the Faroe Islands and Welsh domestic leagues last season, HB Torshavn vs Newtown.
  • HB Torshavn boasts a vast amount of European experience, albeit only in the earlier rounds. Moreover, their domestic season is still ongoing, though it has so far been an underwhelming campaign (currently third) for the 24-time Faroe Islands champions.
  • The hosts do have recent form though, with five wins in their last six matches. Newtown would lose only five of 16 away league games last season, though three came via 1-0 scorelines.


However, only two of those above mentioned victories for the home side has actually come here, at Gundadular stadium. A 2-1 loss to domestic champions Ki Klaksvik marking a third winless home outing in six for Kim Engstrom’s side. Furthermore, Newtown were a more productive outfit on their travels last season in Wales. Even so, the positives outweigh the negatives as far as a bet on the hosts is concerned.

Best Betting Odds – HB Torshavn Vs Newtown

HB Torshavn – 4/6
Draw – 5/2
Newtown – 18/5

(All odds collected from Betfair)