Norway Eliteserien – Tromso v Stromsgodset Preview (11/4/18)

Match Preview

Both teams had impressive victories at the weekend. After a couple of away defeats, Tromso hammered Ranheim 4-0 and the gulf in class was quite apparent. They were very good in all departments, but this will be a tougher test against a Godset team who travel here on a high themselves. They beat Valerenga in Oslo 4-1 on Saturday, a result and performance that really surprised me. SIF had a few injury doubts heading into that contest, but the likes of Eirik Ulland Andersen and Kristoffer Tokstad all lasted 90 mins, whilst even Bassel Jradi came off the bench for a while. I suppose there is some risk that they might rotate the squad here and rest guys who are prone to injury, but until we see the XI nothing can be assured.

I would have fancied Tromso here but Godset’s great win at the weekend has made me think again. They didn’t look ‘right’ before that match but something clicked and something clicked big in Oslo on Saturday. I feel they could be a dangerous animal now and it would be too risky to bet against them. I have to give SIF slight preference here, but it’s never easy travelling to Tromso, and TIL themselves aren’t a bad outfit. This match could go either way result wise and I also think the same way about goals. You never know which version of Godset will show up on the road - either the more conservative or attacking approach. All things considered I will leave this match alone from a betting point of view. No result would surprise me and my best guess is a draw, but I’m really not sure!

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None