Tippeligaen – Bodo v Brann Preview (18/9/16)

bodo-brannBodo preview

  • An unbeaten run of four games, including back to back victories has massively helped in their fight against relegation.
  • A total of just 2 losses in their last 10 games has propelled the team four points clear of the drop zone.
  • Some new signings added late in the previous transfer window have already made a difference.
  • Very streaky team who often continue to be hot when on a good run.

Brann preview

  • Winless in four games and now out of the medal positions.
  • Welcome five players back who were all suspended last week.
  • Starting keeper Piotr Leciejewski is out injured, whilst right winger Deyver Vega is rated doubtful.
  • Usually not as strong on the road and have lost 7/12 times this season.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Both teams have been in contrasting dynamics recently. Bodo are moving upwards, whilst Brann have encountered a sticky spell.
  • The visitors have endured a lot of player absences though, so will be relieved to get back close to full strength today.
  • Brann are surprisingly favourites on a DNB line. I’m not saying this is massively wrong, but Bodo probably deserve a bit more respect.
  • Goal line set at 2.5, which is quite low in Norway. The main reason for this is because of Brann’s solid defence.
  • Tough match to call but I have a feeling it’ll be a low scoring clash. Maybe one goal would be enough either way.
  • There is very little to tempt me into a bet and I’m happy to leave it alone.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None