Norway Eliteserien – Haugesund v Rosenborg Preview (6/10/19)

Match Preview

Haugesund have drawn their last four consecutive games. There is an interesting mix with a couple of 2-2s combined with a couple of stalemate 0-0s. Their performances have been fairly good and I have noticed regularly this season FKH play some very impressive stuff in the second half of games. This suggests some pretty good in-game coaching from Jostein Grindhaug and it will be interesting to see what sort of gameplan he comes up with here. Earlier in the season Haugesund did a very good job on Rosenborg away from home, winning 2-0. It was an embarrassing result for RBK manager Eirik Horneland against his former club.

Of course, Rosenborg are in a much better state now and have improved as the season has progressed. They are unbeaten in 11 games, although in terms of victories away form has been an achilles heel, only registering one win in their last four road games. One problem for Rosenborg here is they are heading into it just 3 days after a brutal Europa League loss vs PSV (1-4). Squad depth is a positive for RBK but centre back Tore Reginiussen (inj) and left back Birger Melling (susp) will both miss out here. The actual composition of the starting XI is fairly uncertain but as aforementioned, the quality depth is decent here. I have a feeling this one could end a draw. Haugesund have been problematic opponents for RBK in recent years and can be a tough nut to crack.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None