Ranheim vs Rosenborg
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: EXTRA Arena, Ranheim.
A streak of three consecutive wins helped Rosenborg reduce the gap behind table-toppers Brann down to just two points. Now, the defending champions have a chance to clinch the hot spot at least for a day; on Saturday when they travel to EXTRA Arena to take on Ranheim.
Ranheim earned the promotion from the second class just last season, but they are definitely one of the most pleasant surprises of the campaign in this term of Eliteserien.
They hosts are currently fourth after 16 rounds of the competition and miles away from the relegation battle, which was projected for them before the start of the season.
Ranheim vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head
- This will be the first ever league clash between Ranheim and Rosenborg.
- But they had previously met in friendlies and NM Cupen affairs.
- Troillongan won four, drew one and lost two of seven H2H games with Ranheim so far.
- Five of last six head to head matches saw goals at both ends.
Ranheim vs Rosenborg: Prediction
In spite of the fact they sit fourth in the league ladder, Ranheim look to have started to feel the strength of a higher division football of late.
They head into this off the back of three losses in last four outings and their defensive line proved out to be quite vulnerable in the process, allowing nine goals in these three defeats.
It will surely be the music to the ears of Alexander Soderlund and Nicklas Bendtner, scored a combined 10 goals so far in the Eliteserien.
They are both set at 2.10 to score anytime past the struggling defense of Ranheim’s here. Rosenborg’s Champions League journey came to an end on Wednesday when they could not annul the two-goal deficit from the first leg of the tie against Celtic.
The Troillongan will continue their European adventure in the third qualifying round of Europa League, playing Cork City over two legs.
When it comes to Eliteserien, Rosenborg won three in a row and they’ll have a nice opportunity to keep the thread going against the out-of-form opposition here.
Ranheim vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
Rosenborg to win @ 1.80
Rosenborg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72.