Valerenga vs Tromso
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 14th August 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Ulleval Stadion, Oslo.
Valerenga welcome grappling Tromso at Ulleval Stadion in the last match of Eliteserien Round 19. Both teams suffered a defeat in the previous round – Valerenga were outplayed by Stromsgodset 2-0, while Tromso was beaten on the home turf by Molde.
The hosts are sitting in the 11th position with 23 points accumulated. Their form is in decline as they are win-less in the last three outings with two draws and the latest defeat.
However, Valerenga are heavily reliant on their home performances. This season, they were beaten only once on the home turf. In addition to a lone defeat, they won four outings while drawing three. Valerenga are now unbeaten in the last six outings at Ulleval Stadion mostly due to their firm defense that allowed only 6 goals in Oslo so far.
Tromso are sharing the same point count as Viking (14) and currently they are in the last place with a game at hand. They have enough motivation as even a point would see them escape from the bottom, but motivation won’t be enough in Oslo. Tromso scored only 7 goals in 9 away matches and they will have a hard time scoring against extremely well organized Valerenga’s defense.
Valerenga vs Tromso: Head-to-head
Valerenga netted four goals while allowing two in the first match of the season between the two sides. Valerenga won the last five outings between the two sides, with the latest Tromso’s victory dating back to 2012.
Valerenga vs Tromso: Prediction
Valerenga’s defense and Tromso’s poor attack will determine the outcome of this match. Tromso would be more than happy with a point, but Valerenga are likely to allow any slips against weak sides on the home turf.
Valerenga vs Tromso: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Valerenga to win at the odds of 1.78 @ Unibet.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Valerenga to win to nil at the odds of 3.10.