Norway Eliteserien – Haugesund v Stromsgodset Preview (22/4/18)

Match Preview

I think this will be a much tighter match than expected. I wouldn't say either team is that defensive this season, but conditions simply wont allow for an expansive match. The pitch here in Haugesund is poor and has contributed towards both games played at this stadium being under 2.5 goals this season. It bobbles around making it harder to finish chances, and it’s also not that easy to play the ball on the deck. Factor in possible rain, and the surface being saturated in places, can only make life harder for the players. A reasonable wind is also forecast and I’ve seen it at this ground before where one team will have the wind in the first half, and vice versa in the second. This game feels drawish and we could see the first 0-0 of the season in the Eliteserien if conditions really make life awkward. Under 2.75 is my bet.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet 1 unit: Under 2.75 goals @1.83