Tippeligaen leaders Stromsgodset travel to Honefoss in the game of the weekend this Saturday. With a 6 point cushion at the top of the standings, Stromsgodset can take a big stride towards the title with what would be a significant win here, but Honefoss are no pushovers at home.
Match: Honefoss – Stromsgodset
Free Tip: Honefoss win
Best Odds: 3.6 (13/5) Bet365
Tippeligaen Form: Honefoss – Stromsgodset
The league leaders, Stromsgodset, are on a run of 7 wins from 9, so there needs to be compelling evidence to take them on in this one. The first thing to note, is that the away form of the top side is patchy. They have won 4 of 8 on the road, and been beaten 3 times on, but the quality of opposition makes those statistics even less convincing. All 4 of their wins came against sides currently sitting in the bottom 6 of the table, including both of the bottom two – Fredrikstad and Stabaek. The only time they have faced a side in the top 4, they were beaten away at Molde (2-1). So the mediocre road form looks a little worse after closer inspection.
The home record of Honefoss also contributes to making the odds about a home win look too big. Honefoss, sitting 4th in the table, have been beaten just once at home all season, and their record versus the more succesful teams in the division is very good. They drew with second placed Molde, and defeated both Haugesund and Valerenga, who currently sit fifth and sixth respectively. A lay of the visitors at around evens offers an edge, but the home win is a juicy price and the hosts already have some big scalps and a 50% win rate at home.
Honefoss – Stromsgodset. Take the hosts to dent the title credentials of Stromsgodet at 3.6 (13/5) with Bet365. Honefoss have been underestimated all season and the leaders are not solid on the road. Take the value on offer.