Rosenborg vs Haugesund
Date: Thursday, 15 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
Defending champions Rosenborg got off to a dreadful start to the new season in the elite class of Norwegian football. Troillongan only snatched their maiden league win eleven days ago when they saw off Sarpsborg 1-0 on the home patch. The victory was not backed up at the weekend, though, as Eirik Horneland’s troops only drew 1-1 away at Lillestrom thanks to a second-half equalizer from Mike Jensen.
The hosts now sit second form bottom with just six points from eight rounds. Can they finally get the Eliteserien title defense quest up and running with a potential winning thread in weeks to come? Rosenborg are looking ahead of two home fixtures against mid-table Haugesund and Mjondalen.
Rosenborg vs Haugesund: Head-to-head
Troillongan were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won 18, drew 4 and lost 5 of past 27 clashes with Haugesund.
Rosenborg were particularly dominant in home clashes with Araberne (11 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats in 14 games).
Rosenborg vs Haugesund: Prediction
The visitors won’t head into the match in the highest of spirits either. They did enjoy a promising start to the season, but a streak of somewhat tougher games caused a run of two defeats and a draw in last three league rounds.
Araberne play defensive-minded football under Jostein Grindhaug. We expect them to stay at the back and wait for opportunities from counter-attacks here against Rosenborg. Haugesund only scored two goals in last three league outings.
Rosenborg also found goals very hard to come by lately. They have a goal difference of 2-1 in three home matches this season. Knowing that just one of past four head to head encounters between the two sides saw three or more goals scored, Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the way to go at the odds of 1.72 here. We will alternatively back draw at the half time at 2.10.
Rosenborg vs Haugesund: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).