Tromso vs Stabaek: Preview and Prediction

Tromso vs Stabaek:
Norwegian Tippeligaen,
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016,
Kick-off: 17:00 UK Time,
Venue: Alfheim Stadion (Tromso).

It’s a battle between two teams at edge of the relegation zone when Tromso host Stabaek at the Alfheim stadium on Sunday evening.

Tromso seem like they are heading towards where they finished in the league last season. They are currently at 12th in the standings and managed just 4 wins 16 matches so far. They were defeated by Stroemsgodset 1-0 in the last round fixture, which ended their mini revival after managing a win and draw in the previous two fixtures. At home, Tromso are on a real struggle lately and earned just one win from the last five matches and are without a win in the last three, losing two and drawing one.

Stabaek finished third in the 2015 Tippeligaen season, but are 13th in this season. After a poor start to the season campaign they are showing some signs of revival and are coming on the back of a two match unbeaten run, with a win and draw in the last two fixtures respectively. They were without a win in the first six away fixtures, losing 6. But now they have managed two straight wins and will be looking forward to take full points from Sunday’s encounter.

Tromso vs Stabaek: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Overall (37 matches): Tromso – 17 wins, Stabaek – 14 wins, Draws – 6.
  • Tromso at home vs Stabaek (17 matches): 6 wins, 4 draws, 7 losses.
  • The teams had already met once this season, with Tromso winning the fixture at Stabaek 3-0.
  • Stabaek won both fixtures of 2015 Tippeligaen season, 2-1 at home and 2-0 in the away fixture.

Tromso vs Stabaek: Prediction

Tromso go in with a mission to end their three match win-less run at home. They had conceded 2 goals each in the last three matches, also scored in the last 6 matches at home.

Stabaek had won in each of their last two away matches in the league, but their recent record at Tromso is far from impressive. They were victorious in the last visit on 2015, but failed to win in the previous 5.

This is a tough one to call and the result can sway to either side. Looking at the defensive vulnerabilities of the sides, I believe we may witness a high scoring game. So it is safe to back both teams to score and over 2.5 goals for this particular fixture.

Tromso vs Stabaek: Tips

Both teams to score
Over 2.5 goals.

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