After a slip from Stromsgodset in the Tippeligaen last weekend, Rosenborg have begun to look ominous in the race for the title. This weekend however, they face a tricky trip to Tromso. Can the visitors keep pace at the top of will Tromso pick up another home win?
Match: Tromso – Rosenborg
Bet: Lay Tromso
Odds: Betfair 2.08
Tromso have a fine home record in the Tippeligaen this term, but their figures are a little skewed by the quality of sides they have faced. 5 of their 6 home wins have come against sides in the bottom half of the table, including all of the bottom 3. Their one clash against a top club ended with a draw against Haugesund. The price on a home win versus Rosenborg looks a fraction short, especially as the hosts have won just 1 match in their previous 5.
When the sides met in the reverse fixture in April, Rosenborg ran out comfortable 3-0 winners. The away form of the team currently third in the League is very robust – 3 wins, 4 draws and no defeats. Tromso do not look worthy 11/10 shots bearing in mind the visitors have yet to be beaten on the road. The only question mark over Rosenborg is whether they can recover from their Europa League clash on Thursday night, but they have overcome similar schedules previously this season and the prices on a home win do not look right. Tromso also play in Europe in midweek, albeit at home.
Given Rosenborg’s habit for picking up away draws, it is worth keeping the stalemate onside in this Tromso – Rosenborg clash, so lay the hosts at 2.08 (11/10) at Betfair. BetVictor go 1.78 (3/4) on Rosenborg +0.5 on the Asian handicap for those not comfortable laying.