Stromsgodset vs Valerenga
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 7th August 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Marienlyst Stadion (Drammen).
Stromsgodset look for a vital win to move away from the relegation zone when they meet Valerenga, team in similar run.
Godset saw their gap with relegation zone narrowed to 1 point after managing 1 win from the last 6 games. They drew 3 and lost 2 in the process.
Interestingly, Godset boast a strong record at home, having lost just once in 8 matches this season, won 4 and drew 3. Back in June, they held a strong side Molde to a 1-1 draw, a result sandwiched between comfortable wins against fellow relegation candidates Kristiansund and Viking.
Stromsgodset’s all four wins in the campaign has come at their home ground. They average 2 goals per game at this ground, but managed only 1 clean sheet in the process.
Valerenga are 7th in the standings, 5 points off the Europa League qualification spots. But their distance with relegation zone is a meager 6 points. This is just an indication of how the table can turn in a short period of time.
On form, Valerenga are a confident team and they come on the back of a 6 match unbeaten streak. However, only 2 are wins with 4 games ending in stalemates. The team can be an ample threat in road games as they are unbeaten in the last three games with a win and back-to-back draws.
Stromsgodset vs Valerenga: Head-to-head
It was a 1-1 draw when the teams met at Valerenga for the reverse leg of the corresponding fixture in June this year.
Stromsgodset are unbeaten in their last 5 matches in all competitions against Valerenga with 2 wins and 3 draws.
At home, Stromsgodset won back-to-back games against Valerenga, 2-0 in the Norwegian Cup and 3-2 in the corresponding fixture last season.
Stromsgodset vs Valerenga: Prediction
The teams are known for their adventurous approach and this is why we must expect an open game on Monday. The final result could either ways, but we can bank on a high number of goals for this fixture.
Stromsgodset vs Valerenga: Bet Tips
BTTS and Over 2.5 goals for 1.95 odds.
Value is in backing both teams to score in the second half for 2.80 odds with Unibet.