Tippeligaen – Haugesund v Bodo Glimt Preview (23/10/16)

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Haugesund preview

  • No win in five games has severely halted Haugesund’s progress and their chances of a finishing in a medal spot now look bleak. They need to win as many of their remaining games as possible and hope others slip up.
  • FKH haven’t actually been playing bad football and in between both boxes have looked decent. But the lack of a finishing touch especially has been their big problem.
  • They’ve only scored 3 goals in 5 games which simply isn’t enough in a league like this one.
  • Team news highly favourable with no new injuries or suspensions.

Bodo Glimt preview

  • The visitors are one of many teams hovering just above the relegation zone and are in desperate need of points.
  • Bodo haven’t been playing badly, but have lost 3 of their last 4 games which has somewhat stalled their progress.
  • Midfielder Mathias Normann is suspended and right back Daniel Edvardsen is rated doubtful because of injury.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Haugesund are a short priced favourite on a -0.75 handicap line, which looks a bit wrong, especially when you consider motivation factors.
  • Bodo arguably have a greater sense of urgency and a need to pick up points, they are fighting for their lives at the bottom.
  • Haugesund are in a period where they have a knack of picking up poor results and their lack of goals is especially a concern recently.
  • I have a feeling this will be an open game of football but I simply can’t be backing over 3 goals. This line feels too high based on recent displays.
  • This is a tough one to predict and might end up as a draw, I will avoid the encounter.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None