Category Archives: Eliteserien

Norway Eliteserien – Odd v Sarpsborg Preview (23/4/18)

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Both teams head into this match on the back of a defeat so it will be interesting to see how each responds here. Sarpsborg have for the most part been playing well, although were second best against Brann at home, suffering a rare defeat in front of their own fans. They have failed to win either of their two away games so far this season, and last time out were lucky to draw at Haugesund. Odd have been competitive in all of their matches, but often come unstuck thanks to some poor second half performances. It's worth noting the scoreline at HT has been 0-0 in all five Odd matches so far this season.

I think this will be a tight game of football. Odd have problems creating and scoring goals and head into this match without a proper striker in their squad. With the exception of set pieces, I really have to wonder where goals will come from. Sarpsborg are the most likely to threaten, but sometimes they have the same problem converting chances. It’s probable they will set themselves up fairly well disciplined tonight too. I think two best worth considering are Under 1 first half goals, and under 2.25 goals for the outright match. But I’ve had a good round in the Eliteserien this week and will leave it alone. I would want a little more juice on this under line in order to strike.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None

 
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Norway Eliteserien – Valerenga v Molde Preview (22/4/18)

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Tough one here. A match between a couple of good teams and I struggle to make a strong prediction. I think Valerenga aren’t a bad price if you fancied they would win. But this game feels very drawish to me and could go either way. I just don’t see anything that really catches my eye and this is an easy match to avoid.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None

 
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Norway Eliteserien – Tromso v Sandefjord Preview (22/4/18)

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It seems like every man and his dog is backing Tromso today. They have been backed down to a ridiculously low 1.45 and are pretty much on a -1.25 Asian Handicap line. I think they will cover this but I can’t be betting on something so short. There's simply no value. Sandefjord are a poor team, perhaps the worst in the league at the moment but they have shown some plucky moments this season and can score goals. That is their one saving grace really and contain attackers like Kastrati, Engblom and Ofkir who can all find the net. I think this will be an open game of football and over 2.75 is my fancy. Tromso might cover the line on their own really, such is the shambles of the Sandefjord backline. But I feel the visitors can also contribute and could be dangerous if they take their chances

Prediction: 3-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 2.75 goals @1.90

 
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Norway Eliteserien – Lillestrom v Ranheim Preview (22/4/18)

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Lillestrom really should be winning a match like this, but Ranheim have been surprisingly good this season. They have performed well above expectations and played some excellent football, albeit mostly at home. In both away games I don’t think they've been that great, and Tromso totally exposed them at Alfheim losing 4-0. LSK could do something similar, but I have to admit I’m running scared of Ranheim a little bit right now. I will give them some respect and not bet against the newly promoted minnows in this instance. This could easily be an over 2.5 match, but the surface at Arasen isn’t great right now and we could get a situation develop similar to the Start fixture which they only won 1-0.

Prediction: 2-1

Recommended bet: None

 
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Norway Eliteserien – Kristiansund v Bodo/Glimt Preview (22/4/18)

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After winning on the opening day, Bodo have now lost their last four consecutive games. They put in a spirited display against Rosenborg on Monday night but things are obviously a struggle for the newly promoted team right now. They have suffered with injuries in addition to facing a few good teams. This is a more manageable fixture but I don't think anyone will relish coming to Kristiansund these days. It looks to me like KBK are a big price to be honest. I reckon they should be an odds-on shot. They are the better team at the moment and I have no hesitation backing them on a -0.25 handicap. It would be great if key playmaker Torgil Gjertsen was fit, but even without him they are capable of delivering today. I have a feeling this could be an over 2.5 fixture as well but I will stick with just one bet.

Prediction: 2-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: Kristiansund -0.25 @1.95

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

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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

 
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