Haugesund vs Valerenga Preview and Prediction

Haugesund vs Valerenga Norwegian Eliteserien 2018 by LeagueLane

Haugesund vs Valerenga
Norwegian Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 13 August 2018
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Haugesund Stadion.

FK Haugesund will hope to stay in the top 3 after game week 18 as they welcome Valerenga to Haugesund Stadion.

Haugesund are in 3rd place with 31 points to their name, behind Brann and Rosenborg who are 1st and 2nd in the table respectively. Anything less than a win in this game will put them out of the Europe should Molde win their Sunday game?

The home team have won 56% of their league game this season, drawn 22% and lost 22%. However, they have a defensive issue, having conceded 21 goals in 17 games but in attack them good with 29 goals.

On the other hand, Valerenga are in 9th spot with 24 points, 7 points adrift the top 3 and are 14 points behind Brann in top spot. They haven’t been in good shape in recent games, as they last won a competitive game in May.

The visitors have failed to win any of their last 5 league games and haven’t won any of the last 6 competitive games. They will enter this game from a 2-2 home draw against bottom placed Sandefjord last week.

Haugesund vs Valerenga Head to Head

  • Valerenga have won 10 out of their last 22 meetings, they have lost 7 to Haugesund and drew 5.
  • The last meeting between them earlier this year ended in a 2-2 draw, while Haugesund won their last meeting at home 4-3.

Haugesund vs Valerenga Prediction

Haugesund have lost just once since the end of summer break and have been in good form. While Valerenga haven’t won a game since the summer break and are visiting a team who have won 5 and are scoring for fun.

We are backing Haugesund to pick up maximum points at home and remain in the top 3. However we don’t expect a clean sheet from the hosts and a core line of 3-1 is expected.

Haugesund vs Valerenga: Bet Tips

  • Ft- Haugesund to win at 1/1 (2.00) odds
  • Both teams to score yes at 4/7 (1.57) odds.