Stromsgodset IF still lead the Norwegian Tippeligaen and boast a very strong home record. Lillestrom SK are enjoying some of their best form of the season so far, so Saturday’s Stromsgodset – Lillestrom clash looks the pick of the weekend’s fixtures in Norway.
Match: Stromsgodset – Lillestrom
Tip: Lay Stromsgodset
Odds: 1.47 with Betfair
Stromsgodset – Lillestrom
Stromsgodset have an impressive home record in the Tippeligaen, but the time looks right to oppose them with the odds on a home win appearing too short. The host have only won 2 of their last 5 games, and those wins came versus sides who occupy 2 of the bottom 3 places in the League. They have also been beaten twice recently, once by lowly Odd Grenland and then last time out at mid-table Tromso, they were thumped 4-0. Stromsgodset appear to be stuttering in their title bid, and at prices around 1.5, look far too short – especially given the form of their opponents.
Lillestrom have put together a great run of 6 games without defeat. The run has included good results against some of the best teams in the Tippeligaen – they gained draws against Molde at home (placed 2nd) and Rosenborg away (3rd), so the form looks solid. Their away record is strong, they have lost just 3 of 9 on the road. With their hosts here in a bit of a rut, confidence will be high that they can gain another eye-catching result.
Stromsgodset IF – Lillestrom SK. Backing home wins for Stromsgodset has been very lucrative this term, but given their recent hiccups and the tiny price on offer, there is clear value in taking them on. Lillestrom are in decent form, have already proved themselves against strong opposition and look a tough nut for the League leaders to crack. Lay them at 1.47 at Betfair