Rosenborg vs Odd
Date: Monday, 8 April 2019
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
Reigning champions got off to a wrong foot start in their title defense quest in the new Eliteserien campaign. Rosenborg fell 2-0 away at Bodo/Glimt in the opening fixture of the new season. Can they bounce back and het their campaign up and running in inaugural home match on Monday evening when they play host to Odd in the last game of Matchday No 2 at Lerkendal Stadion?
The visitors should come into the outing in much higher spirits after netting three goals past Brann last weekend. It was a surprising home victory at the start of the season for Oddrane who were up against one of the strongest teams in the country. It will clearly raise the spirits inside the dressing room and serve as a massive confidence-booster ahead of what is probably the toughest away fixture in the competition.
Rosenborg vs Odds BK: Head-to-head
Rosenborg were the dominant force in the history of head to head encounters with Oddrane.
Troillongan won 26, drew 8 and lost 8 of 42 encounters with Odd.
Rosenborg won 14, drew 4 and lost 5 of 23 home matches against Oddrane.
There were three or more goals scored in each of last four H2H clashes between these two sides at Lerkendal Stadion.
Rosenborg vs Odds BK: Prediction
Both teams kept their key players from last season. Eirik Horneland will thus rely on Nicklas Bendtner and Alexander Soderlund who were both starters in the mentioned 2-0 defeat at Bodo/Glimt eight days ago.
Rosenborg’s rock-solid defensive line was the key factor en route to winning the title last season. Troillongan enjoyed by far the best defensive record with 24 goals shipped in 30 league outings in the previous term of Eliteserien.
It will be interesting to see how the hosts’ back line will react here against a side which showed a strong attacking potential by scoring three goals in the opening round. On the other hand, we have to mention that Odd generally struggled on travels last year. They had a poor record of 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats on the road last season.
Knowing about the head to head record, we have to go with Rosenborg’s win as the main betting option here.
Rosenborg vs Odds BK: Bet Tips
Rosenborg to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Rosenborg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).