Stabaek vs Valerenga
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Nadderud Stadion (Bekkestua).
Stabaek returns home after a 3-2 away loss to Lillestrom. Sitting at 14th position in the table they have to reinvent themselves to avoid relegation.
The game saw the defence of Stabaek breaking down under pressure and midfield players were in a hurry to pick up cards for unnecessary fouls.
The only positive they took away from last game was the goals from their Ivorian forward Franck Boli, who scored a brace and tried to help his team to at least take a point from the game. He has already put away 13 goals and 3 assists from 23 games in Eliteserien this season. His newfound form may have a serious influence on the upcoming game against Valerenga.
Valerenga currently sixth in the table, is in a comparatively better position than their ailing opponents Stabaek. Winning the last match against Start 3-2 was less promising because it was a close game. The team enjoyed better possession and managed to complete more passes. But the Start side posed a real threat at the end of the match.
The real hero for Valerenga was Sam Johnson, scoring 2 goals and giving an assist, making sure his team got over the finish line. His form is evidently reflecting in his stats, with 10 goals and 2 assists, making him one of the first names on the team sheet .The Valerenga side has to be careful about committing fouls and getting booked often.
Stabaek vs Valerenga Head-to-head
- In the last 3 matches between the two teams, both of them has won 1 match each and 1 match was drawn.
- In the last 6 matches both sides has 2 wins each and 2 draws.
Stabaek vs Valerenga Prediction
Stabaek has no clean sheets in the last 5 home games, with 3 wins for the home side. Forwards from both sides will be able to get their names on the score sheet. They only lost one game in last 7 matches played there. Meanwhile, Valerenga has lost 7 out of the 11 matches they played away. The game will be a close one.
Stabaek vs Valerenga Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3)
Both teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).