Tippeligaen – Tromso v Lillestrom Preview (17/9/16)

til-lskTromso preview

  • Right back Hans Norbye is suspended, whilst centre back Simen Wangberg rated doubtful.
  • The midfield and attack should be close to full strength, except for long term injuries.
  • Following a strange lean patch at home, Tromso have now won their last two games at Alfheim Stadion, which is traditionally a strong fortress.
  • Since the summer break Tromso have been a more pro-active team and willing to gamble more. They no longer rely on defence to get them points.

Lillestrom preview

  • Just 1 win in 13 games and now only above the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference.
  • Coach Runar Kristinsson is under serious pressure. One more bad result could see him get sacked.
  • It’s dubious if the fans and players are supportive of the manager. They have looked really bad ever since the summer break.
  • Midfielder Mohamed Ofkir is injured. Key goalkeeper Origi and playmaker Jradi should return after their bust up in training last week.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Lillestrom have been poor for quite some time and their slide down the table has been inevitable.
  • Playing badly in all areas of the field. The mood is clearly very depressed and I wouldn’t be surprised if the manager has lost the dressing room.
  • Tromso -0.5 around the 1.90 mark seems like an obvious pick.
  • Much the better team right now and have improved their home form of late.
  • Horrible place to travel to when you are in bad form and in desperate need of a result.
  • Over 2.75 also a temptation, but with doubts surrounding the visitors then the simplest play has to be Tromso -0.5.

Prediction: 3-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: Tromso -0.5 @ 1.90