Start vs Tromso
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 11 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Sparebanken Sor Arena (Kristiansand).
Newly promoted Start will take on Tromso in the opening round of Norwegian Eliteserien on Sunday afternoon. Home side is looking for snatching some points from the opening clash, while the visitors want to improve in compare to the last season.
Start booked their ticket for the top flight as the second-placed side in 1. Division. Although they were pressured by several teams who challenged them, they managed to remain focused and keep their direct promotion spot. Mark Dempsey’s side was very efficient in the last season, while their defence was doing a good job. When playing on the home pitch, Start allowed only two defeats and booked nine victories. In this season, they primarily want to secure their place in the top-tier and avoid going down after just one season in Eliteserien.
Away side was struggling a lot during the last campaign, and most of the time they were in the relegation zone. However, their furious finish when they booked 16 points in 7 games launched them to the 11th position and six points away from the red zone. Tromso were doing very well in the final third, but their main concern was a leaking defence. Their latest signing, experienced defender Tom Hogli should help them improve their defensive work. If they can pick up where they’ve left off, they won’t have many troubles of securing the survival at the end of the season.
Start vs Tromso: Head-to-head
These two sides have been playing very tight matches and mostly the hosting team was the one winning the points. The latest away win we were able to see back in 2013. And when these two sides are facing each other, the crowd is usually able to see at least one goal in each net.
Start vs Tromso: Prediction
These two sides seem to be of the similar strength, home side is playing very well at home, but the visitors are more than capable of remaining undefeated.
Since both sides are playing pretty attacking football, the nets shouldn’t stay still once again. In fact, every match since 2000 which was hosted by Start saw both teams scoring.
Start vs Tromso: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
BTTS Yes @ 1.80