Tippeligaen – Start v Haugesund Preview (25/9/16)

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  • Now winless in 39 Tippeligaen matches.
  • Held Rosenborg for an hour last week and put up a good fight against the champions, only losing 2-0.
  • They haven’t been complete pushovers at times but with nothing left to play for except pride then you have to question their motivation.
  • Desperate to end their horrible winless streak but at the moment it looks like a lost cause.

Haugesund preview

  • Right in the hunt for a medal position and absolutely must look at this match as a massive chance to pick up three points.
  • Squad in good condition with no injuries or suspensions to worry about.
  • Performances have been good recently and they’re unbeaten in six Tippeligaen matches.
  • They possess the fourth best away record in the league so have no problems on their travels.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Start played well at Rosenborg last week, but that was like their cup final and it was expected they give a little bit more effort.
  • Their home form has been terrible this year and they’ve conceded a whopping 31 goals in 11 games here!
  • The gulf in class should be too much and it’s difficult to envisage anything other than an away win.
  • Haugesund really need the points in their battle for a medal position so don’t expect any reduction in intensity.
  • The visitors aren’t a great price, but taking them on a -0.75 handicap @ around the 1.90 mark is a fairly obvious pick.
  • Should Haugesund fail to win then it’d be a real surprise.

Prediction: 0-3

Recommended bet 1 unit: Haugesund -0.75 @ 1.92