Stabaek vs Lillestrom
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Nadderud Stadion (Bekkestua).
Lillestroem have started strong in the Cup again but they have struggled to get their Eliteserien campaign underway as they earned just four points in six games. Arne Erlandsen’s men come into the match after a disappointing 0-1 loss to Rosenborg in the Super Cup, which was their second loss in a row after seeing a similar turn of events against Ranheim in front of the home crowd last week.
Stabaek now hope to capitalize on such woes but they’ve been far from a great side too, as they needed extra-time to outclass lower-division side Uller in Cup, suffered a 3-0 loss to Brann and only held rock-bottomed Start to a 1-1 draw in their last three outings.
Both sides will surely come motivated for points at Nadderud Stadion to escape the relegation zone early in the campaign and we do expect a solid contest. Both have struggled to put on convincing displays and it does seem we’ll see them battle to secure top-flight survival this term as well, which could make this an essential day later in the campaign.
Stabaek vs Lillestrom: Head-to-head
Lillestroem have bagged three wins and a draw in the sides’ last four head-to-head clashes.
We’ve regularly seen thrillers along the way and both sides get on the scoresheet, including a 3-1 home win in their last matchup in August 2017.
Stabaek have better overall records at this ground, bagging ten wins, five draws and seeing seven losses in 22 games so far.
Stabaek vs Lillestrom: Prediction
While Lillestroem come into the match after two very narrow losses, we do feel they have more depth in quality and have what it takes to set up a great challenge at Nadderud Stadion. We’ll thus back the visitors to snatch all three points now as well, going for an Away win at eye-catching 2.90.
We do hope to see both sides go for the goals in an attacking approach to the fixture and we’ll back another high-scoring head-to-head matchup – which would be their seventh in a row – as we go for Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.70.
Stabaek vs Lillestrom: Bet Tips
- Away win @ 2.90
- Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70