Brann vs Bodo/Glimt
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 18 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Brann Stadion (Bergen).
Brann are going to play their first match of the season against newly promoted Bodo/Glimt at home ground on Sunday afternoon. Home side is looking forward to opening the season with a win, while the visitors are searching for a positive result.
The hosts finished last season on 5th place and they missed the chance to qualify for the Europa League spot. In the closing two matches, they’ve picked up only a point and finished four points behind Sarpsborg 08. They haven’t changed their squad a lot and their top goalscorer from the last season, Kristoffer Barmen, remained in the club. They have been one of the most efficient sides last season and their defence did a decent job. Brann were also doing very well at front of their fans, however they’ve celebrated only once in the last four home matches. They are going to challenge the top of the table once more.
The visitors got promoted as they’ve dominantly won the 1. Division. They were performing excellent through the entire last season and managed to book the ticket for the top flight pretty easily. Bodo/Glimt have been excellent in every area, and their away performances were very good. In the opening clash of this campaign, they have celebrated a convincing 3-1 win over Lillestrom, in which Kristian Opseth scored twice and continued his excellent form. Their last season’s squad remained intact and they should be able to secure at least safe mid-table position.
Brann v Bodo/Glimt: Head-to-head
These two sides haven’t split the points since 2004 and from that time they have faced each other 11 times. Bran have tied two straight wins and the team which is the host usually takes all the points. Except in two occasions, in the last 12 matches the crowd was able to see at least three goals.
Brann v Bodo/Glimt: Prediction
Brann are favourites in this one and they should be able to celebrate their third victory in a row against their rivals.
If you are not too convinced in home win and you want to check out how the hosts will perform in a few opening rounds, then the goals are good alternative and this match should go over 2.5 margin.
Brann v Bodo/Glimt: Bet Tips
Brann to Win @ 1.85
Over 2.5 Goals at FT @ 1.95