Lillestrom vs Rosenborg
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Åråsen Stadion (Lillestrøm).
The Birds are currently hovering just above the relegation zone by a point. With 6 wins and 11 defeats they are 13th in the competition.
A goal from Kristoffer Odemarksbakken gifted them a much needed one point from the match against second place Brann.
Thomas Olsen is their top scorer this season with 10 in 24.
Coach Jorgen Lennartsson has proved his worth by winning the Swedish league with Elfsborg in 2012. He took charge this year.
The 5 time winners were 12th last year and need to have a good last-5 games to reach that this season.
The frontrunners have within touching distance to another title. The interim Coach Rini Coolen had to fill the shoes of the Kare Ingebrigsten, who lead the club to 3 consecutive league titles from 2015.He has fared well until now.
Alexander Soderlund saved them from a shocking defeat to Sandefjord who are at the bottom. He is the team’s top scorer with 8 goals and former Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner has 5 in 18 appearances.
A defeat like that at home would mean serious trouble for Coolen’s team in the games to come.
Lillestrom vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lillestrom are yet to win against these opponents since 2008.In the last 10 h2h meets between them 9 have been won by the troll kids.
- They last met in May this year .That reverse fixture was won comfortably by Bendtner and company by 3-0 score.
- Last 10 matches in all competitions saw the canaries win 4 times and lose 3 as well. Lennartsson’s side have won 3 of their last 5 home games consecutively.
- The “Troillongan” have 6 wins in last 10 games and also have 3 wins in 5 away games from all competitions.
Lillestrom vs Rosenborg: Prediction
The reigning champions are slowly progressing towards a 4th consecutive title in the league. They will want to reduce the gap between the teams below them by winning the remaining matches.
The home side are on a 3 game winning streak in front of their home fans. The canaries will have to fly high to beat the champions and make their way out of relegation.
Firepower of both teams have been visible since the start of the league, so possibly there will be goals.
Lillestrom vs Rosenborg: Betting Tips
FT Draw @ 3.60 (13/5).
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7).