Mjondalen vs Lillestrom
Date: Thursday, 15 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Consto Arena (Mjondalen).
Mjondalen and Lillestrom are lock on eight points coming into the 9th round tie on Thursday evening at Consto Arena. The hosts can be thrilled with an exciting start to the new campaign in the top flight of Norwegian football. They returned to the elite tier after a three-year absence and look determined to stay here for as long as possible.
The head coach Vegard Hansen has found just the right defensive formula as his men were very tough to break down in recent outings. They shipped no more than one goal in last three matches and it came in a narrow 1-0 defeat to table-toppers and arguably the strongest team in the country Molde.
Mjondalen should have a nice chance to keep the fine defensive form going here against Lillestrom who found goals hard to come by recently. The visitors notched just one in last two league affairs, a streak which includes a tough 4-0 defeat to Bodo / Glimt in the previous away fixture.
Mjondalen vs Lillestrom: Head-to-head
The head to head record speaks in Lillestrom’s favour as the visitors won four and lost one of five meetings with Mjondalen.
Nevertheless, only two of these five encounters were competitive (back in the 2015 Eliteserien campaign when Fugla snatched two easy wins).
Teams last locked horns in a pre-season friendly back in March last year when Mjondalen claimed a 2-0 victory.
Mjondalen vs Lillestrom: Prediction
Lillestrom struggled to perform on travels so far in the season. They lost two and drew one of three away fixtures (1-6 goal difference) and we can hardly see them cause troubles to the rock-solid defensive line of Mjondalen’s here.
The home win is well worth backing at 2.30 odds, while value-seekers will definitely fancy the sky-high 3.00 odds offered for Mjondalen to keep a clean sheet here. The hosts are yet to concede a goal in front of the home fans this season and they only shipped one in the weekend’s away clash against leaders Molde.
Mjondalen vs Lillestrom: Bet Tips
Mjondalen to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Mjondalen to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).