The Norwegian Tippeligaen is now well under way and Stromsgodset are setting the early pace. Back in mid-table Honefoss and SK Brann clash on Saturday evening, with both sides knowing they can claw their way back into the hunt for a top 3 finish with a win. Where is the value in this tight fixture?
Honefoss Win @ 2.38 (11/8) with Bet365
SK Brann saw their campaign get off to a terrible start, losing 5 of their first 6 matches. They conceded 12 goals in the process and dropped into the bottom 3. Since then there has been a revival of sorts, but the home side still look the value call here.
Delve a little deeper into the recent form of the visitors, and it is does not look quite as good as it does at first glance. For a side struggling, 3 wins in 5 sounds pretty solid – but all 3 of those wins came against sides in the bottom six. In between those wins, came two 2-0 defeats on the road. Another looks likely.
Honefoss have now gone 3 without a win (A loss and two draws) but in contrast to Brann, Honefoss have faced the top 3 sides in the league in that run. A return to more mediocre opponents should also see a return to winning ways. The defence is solid, and although they are capable of throwing in the odd stinker, the price about a home win looks attractive.
Honefoss v SK Brann Tip;
Take the home side at 2.38 (11/8) with Bet365 to see off Brann and get back on track.