Kristiansund vs Valerenga: Preview and Predictions

Kristiansund vs Valerenga Norwegian Eliteserien Match Preview 17th July 2017

Kristiansund vs Valerenga
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 17th July 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion.

The newly promoted Kristiansund BK are finding the life in Eliteserien difficult. After 16 match-weeks, the team is sitting at the tip of relegation zone. One of the main reason for this is their leaky defense, which conceded 27 goals so far, the second worst in the league. Moreover, the away form has been quite poor managing 4 points from 8 games so far.

Despite all the struggles, Kristiansund are a tough nut to crack while playing in front of their fans. They were beaten just once this season, which came on matchday 1 against Molde. Since then, KBK picked up 3 wins and 4 draws.

Their last home match was a 3-3 thrilling draw against the heavyweights Rosenborg. They came back from 2 goals down to put Rosenborg to the sword and were leading 3-2 before Niklas Bendtner scored the equalizer.

Valerenga are sitting comfortable in the mid-table and they can now eye to make a push towards the Europa League qualification spots. They are positioned at 7th in the table with 27 points, which is 5 points behind second and third placed teams.

Valerenga are unbeaten in their last five league games and have picked up 2 wins and 3 draws. Moreover, they had lost just once in their last 9 games. However, they do not hold out a big threat in away games. So far in the season, Valerenga managed 2 wins from their 7 road games.

Kristiansund vs Valerenga: Head-to-head

Valerenga edged a narrow 1-0 win in the lone meeting against Kristiansund earlier this season.

Kristiansund vs Valerenga: Prediction

The scoring form of the teams should be in focus here. Valerenga found the back of the net at least once in 8 of the last 10 games. While Kristiansund scored in every home game since their depending to Malmo on opening day of the season. Therefore, this is an open game with two teams possessing plenty of firepower in their attacking front.

Kristiansund vs Valerenga: Bet Tips

The main pick for this match is BTTS and Over 2.5 goals for 2.10 odds with Bet365.

A decent alternative is Over 1.5 goals in the second half for 2.10 odds with Betway.