Bodo-Glimt vs Tromso
Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Aspmyra Stadion, Bodo.
Bodo will try and take advantage of the momentum after shocking Molde 1-2 on the road at the weekend as they host the likes of Tromso in mid-week’s Matchday No 10 in Eliteserien. The league newcomers instantly started to feel the strength of a higher-division football which caused the slow start to the season for them, but the team looks to have managed to find the way out of the opening crisis with a couple of important confidence-boosting wins of late.
Kristian Opseth was the man who inspired Bodo’s rise in form netting two goals in last two league ties. He has four to his name since the start of the season and there are no doubts the Norwegian forward will be the main target up front against the vulnerable defensive line of Tromso’s.
Bodo/Glimt vs Tromso: Head-to-head
It’s Tromso who have the lead in the head to head tie after winning 19 and losing 14 of 43 encounters with Superlaget.
Nonetheless, Glimt have been somewhat better in home ties winning 10 and losing 8 of 19.
Bodo destroyed Tromso when the two teams met in a pre-season friendly two months ago (4-1).
Five of last six head to head encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Bodo/Glimt vs Tromso: Prediction
Tromso shipped five goals in back-to-back league losses to Brann and Lillestrom, but poor defensive form is not the biggest of concerns for Simo Valakari. The Finnish manager could only see his team netting once in last three league outings which is why it’s hard to see them grab a result here at Aspmyra Stadion.
The hosts will be highly motivated to prove they have what it takes to be competitive in the top flight and they have an ideal opponent for a potential continuation of the positive thread. The home win is worth backing at 1.95 since Bodo are unbeaten in last seven matches in all competitions winning three of last five in the process.
Furthermore, Glimt demolished their counterparts in a pre-season friendly played in March. Their in-form striker Kristian Opseth is priced up at 2.25 to score in third consecutive league affair.
Bodo/Glimt vs Tromso: Bet Tips
Bodo/Glimt to win @ 1.95
Kristian Opseth to score anytime @ 2.25.