Valerenga vs Lillestrom
Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Intility Arena, Oslo.
Intility Arena will play host to the only game for the day in Eliteserien on Saturday when Valerenga and Lillestrom are set to take on each other. The visitors will finally have a somewhat easier fixture after playing the top two sides in the league in past two rounds.
Lillestrom held the table-toppers Brann to a 1-1 draw on Monday and they’ll be looking to back up such result by avoiding a defeat in the capital. Overall, the head coach Arne Erlandsen has reasons to be satisfied with his team’s form given that Fugla will head into this off the back of four wins, a draw and a loss in last six matches in all competitions.
The hosts will enter the game in a completely opposite mood as they saw the fine three-win streak come to an end on Monday away at Tromso (3-0 defeat).
Valerenga vs Lillestrom: Head-to-head
- Teams have 17 wins apiece coming into their 49th head to head meeting.
- The draw was the most common of outcomes in the history of h2H encounters at Intility Arena in Oslo happening 10 times on 24 occasions.
- Both teams were on target in each of last three H2H matches.
- Away sides did not grab a single win in last ten head to head outings.
Valerenga vs Lillestrom: Prediction
Ronny Deila was devastated to see his men concede three goals to the likes of Tromso on Monday. The hosts have previously shown improvements in their defensive displays, but everything fell apart with such a horrendous showing in the previous round.
Fugla will head into the game in higher spirits and we see the value in backing the visitors not to lose at the odds of 1.83 in spite of the fact that none of last 10 H2H games saw the away win.
Lillestrom tend to concede loads on travels, though. They shipped at least two goals in five of six matches on the road this season. Also, each of last three head to head meetings saw goals at both ends which is why we have to take the 1.61 odds offered for the BTTS pick here.
Valerenga vs Lillestrom: Bet Tips
- Lillestrom or Draw Double Chance @ 1.83
- BTTS @ 1.61.