There are more decent bets to be had in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, this time in the Stabaek v Valerenga clash. The bottom side have endured a terrible season so far, but can they turn a corner against Valerenga or will the visitors pour more misery on Stabaek?
Match: Stabaek v Valerenga
Odds: Bet365 2.25 (25/20)
Valerenga have managed to hoist themselves up into sixth place in the table, but their season thus far has been blighted by inconsistency. On the road however, they have managed to achieve a certain level of performance which has meant their only defeats away have been at the hands of ‘top 5′ opposition. A trip to hapless Stabaek should see the visitors add to their haul of 3 wins from 7 trips. The last two away games that Valerenga have played, they won, and this should give backers confidence that they have found a way to win on the road versus mediocre foes.
Referring to Stabaek as mediocre, might well be giving them too much praise. They have collected just 7 points from the 45 on offer this season. One of their two wins came versus Valerenga away from home – but the hosts were down to 10 men after just 30 minutes. Barring any indiscipline, the travelling side have a great chance to gain revenge, against a team who have lost 12 of 15 games.
2.25 (25/20) with Bet365 looks too big for an away win here. Stabaek have been beaten in 12 of their 15 contests and there is little evidence that suggests the visitors should be odds against.