Tippeligaen – Rosenborg v Valerenga Preview (2/10/16)

rbk-vifRosenborg preview

  • Have already won the title and their only main objective will be to also win the NM Cup. That semi final against Bodo Glimt is at the end of October.
  • This will be their first home match since officially becoming champions again, so they’ll want to put on a show and please their fans.
  • Right back Jonas Svensson is injured and midfielder Anders Konradsen is rated doubtful
  • RBK have an incredible record at the Lerkendal Stadion this season, winning 12/12 with an astounding +29 goal difference!

Valerenga preview

  • A home defeat against Aalesund last week was their first loss in 10 games.
  • But there had been signs their good run was coming to an end following a few unconvincing performances.
  • Right back Robert Lundstrom is suspended and midfielder Sakor is injured.
  • Valerenga have a terrible recent record against Rosenborg, failing to win any of the last 10 and losing the last 4 consecutively.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • RBK might have already won the title but they are unlikely to lack for motivation.
  • They have an old rivalry with Valerenga and would love to beat them.
  • In addition to that, they are defending a 100% home record and haven’t lost since the opening day of the season.
  • Rosenborg are the sort of team who always want to win with style so I certainly expect them to be up for it.
  • ‘Valerenga are still under pressure to pick up points to secure survival, although Stabaek’s loss on Saturday almost gives them a free shot here.
  • I don’t think this will a complete walk in the park for Rosenborg, but they are so strong here at home and it’s difficult to see Valerenga resisting.
  • The hosts can be backed on a -1.25 handicap @ around the 1.80 mark and I think this is more than acceptable. At very worst they should win by one goal.

Prediction: 3-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: Rosenborg -1.25 @ 1.83