Kristiansund vs Rosenborg
Date: Monday, July 3rd 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion, Kristiansund.
Both contestants beat the opposition with three-goal margin in the previous round – Kristiansund beat Stabaek 1-4 on the road, while Rosenborg outplayed Sogndal with 3-0. As both sides enjoyed scoring lately, we might see a mouth-watering encounter on Monday.
The hosts are sitting just above the relegation zone with 16 points total. They improved their form recently, but they are yet to be tested by powerful sides, so the clash with Rosenborg is the perfect shot to step up. Kristiansund will play without pressure since even a point against the champions would be enormous for them.
Rosenborg are aiming to utilize on the latest victory and develop the form that has been missing out throughout the season.
The visitors are the best defense of the league – only 9 goals admitted so far. However, they are winless on the road in the last three outings. Their away record reads W3 D2 L1 with seven goals scored and only three allowed. Rosenborg’s last three games on the road in Eliteserien had 2 or fewer goals scored.
Kristiansund vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head
The forthcoming clash will be the first league duel between the two sides. They only met once in the competitive game, back in 2008 in Cup match when Kristiansund triumphed after the penalties.
Kristiansund vs Rosenborg: Prediction
Champions League qualification is slowly approaching for the visitors, so they need the perfect form in order to reach the best European club competition. They will unquestionably try to score as much as possible against Kristiansund in order to wake up their famously-inconsistent Bendtner. He scored only 4 goals so far, and his experience can bring a lot to a team fighting on two fronts – Champions League qualification and narrow domestic league race.
Kristiansund vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Rosenborg to win at the odds of 1.62 with Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Bendtner to score anytime at 2.00.