Leaders HB have already lost three times this season, a surprise given they were defeated just once in each of their successful 2003 and 2004 campaigns. Meanwhile, B36 who trail on goal difference, have been beaten only once. To emphasise the competitiveness at the top, the capital clubs drew 0-0 in their 16 May meeting.
Neck and neck
On that occasion, B36 were two points clear but a subsequent 2-2 home draw with third-placed Skála on 22 May and a 3-1 win for HB the following day against visiting NSÍ Runavík allowed their rivals to move level on 19 points. Both teams were then winners on 29 May, HB triumphing 2-1 at TB Tvøroyri and B36 prevailing 2-0 at home against NSÍ.
HB will still feel they have what it takes to go all the way, a fact underlined by their 6-0 home win against ÍF Fuglafjørdur on 11 May. Runi Nolsoe and Tor-Ingar Akselsen were both on target in that success and have registered five goals apiece this term. However, they will need to avoid repeats of their 1-0 defeat by bottom club VB Vágur on 10 April, when Milan Kulic scored the only goal.
GÍ Gøta sit two points above VB in the relegation play-off position on ten points but will take comfort from the fact just six points separate them from NSÍ in fourth. Top-flight newcomers TB are two points better off in seventh although they will have been rocked by that recent home defeat by HB and a 6-1 loss at mid-table KÍ Klaksvík the week before, when Hedin a Lakjuni struck a hat-trick.
Back on track
Fifth-placed EB/Streymur will be pleased to have picked up after successive 3-0 and 4-0 reverses at the hands of TB and HB on 20 April and 1 May respectively. Since then the club have gone five matches unbeaten, including three wins.
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