Kristiansund vs Rosenborg
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion.
Kristiansund have struggled for consistency through most part of the campaign and the one-month break brought no good either as they earned just one point in two games since then, holding Odd to a 1-1 draw in front of the home crowd and going on to suffer a convincing 3-0 loss at Bodo / Glimt.
They now host Rosenborg for their Matchday 19 clash on Sunday and are up against another strong challenge, as the visitors come in great shape and looking to challenge the Eliteserien top spot as soon as this weekend.
Troillongan come into the match on the back of a convincing Europa League win over Cork City (5-0 on aggregate) and extended their five-game unbeaten streak going back as far as the 3-1 Champions League loss to Celtic.
They have only held Stabæk to a 1-1 draw beforehand but now look very confident and it’s fair to say Rini Coolen will want his best 11 to build on the high-scoring form of recent and snatch the important points at Kristiansund Stadion.
Kristiansund vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head
- We’ve seen a 2-2 draw in the sides’ last head-to-head clash in Trondheim in March 2018.
- Rosenborg have a lot better overall records and bagged three wins and two draws in the last five encounters.
- Kristiansund have beaten the rivals just once in seven games, bagging an NM Cupen win back in 2008.
Kristiansund vs Rosenborg: Prediction
We do see Rosenborg building on such a streak against the rivals and we’ll now back them to win at 1.75. They’ve been very convincing against Cork City and we now expect a similar outfit, as the points come off very important in their search to challenge Brann at the top of the table.
We have come to get used to thriller matchups between the sides and we’ve seen 15 goals in their last three Eliteserien matchups, which promises another high-scoring contest and Over 2.5 goals FT now looks the best way to go about the market at 1.72.
Kristiansund vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
Rosenborg to win @ 4/5 (1.80)
Over 2.5 goals @ 3/4 (1.75).