Match date: 20 May 2017 | Sport: Football | Competition: Norway Football
Odds: 1.83 | Stake: 8/10 | Pick: Home win and over 2.5 | Match result: 1-1 - Lost
Round 10 of the Norwegian Eliteserien starts on Saturday. In the early afternoon the opening game features Rosenborg taking on Lillestrom on Lerkendal Stadion in Trondheim. Rosenborg is topping the table after the first 9 rounds. The team has 20 points that’s 2 more than the runner up Odd. The team started the season very well. 4 wins in the first 4 games and 3 of them with a clean sheet is something they can brag about. Recently though the team showed some inconsistencies failing to score against Aalesund at home finishing the game in a goalless draw. The team failed in the last 2 games also. And if the draw away against Stabaek is understandable losing at home against Tromso is something to be concerned with. Last round the team disappointed its fans with a loss to Tromso at home. Rosenborg started the game well controlling the midfield. Even before 20 minutes the scoreline was opened. Hedenstad made a deep cross form the right side Matthías Vilhjálmsson made a good one two with Fredrik Midtsjø and opened the score with a low placed shot. The team continued to dominate possession while Tromso still defended and tried to hit them on the counter. After 42 minutes Tromso managed to get an equalizer. A misplaced clearance allowed Gjermund Åsen to cross the ball low into the box and the unmarked Mikael Ingebrigtsen placed it home. The hosts continued to dominate the game but still failing to score. Towards the end of the game Tromso stroke again with Aron Sigurðarson after a counter attack for the final score of 1-2. Lillestrom are currently in the danger zone after their opening 9 games. The team has picked up just 7 points and has struggled so far. They opened the season with a home win but then followed by 4 straight defeats. Still their away from looks decent with the team managing to pick up 4 points in their 3 away games scoring in each of them. The previous game Lillestrom lost at home against Sarpsborg. A blocked shot by the keeper allowed Kristoffer Zachariassen to score after 39 minutes. Sarpsborg continued to be the better side and scored 2nd in 76th minute after a melee in front of the goal following a corner kick. Patrick Mortensen was quicker to react at the back post to net it home. The hosts managed to score a consolation goal just before the end of the game. Simen Kind Mikalsen tapped the ball in after Sarpsborg goalkeeper deflected a shot. Rosenborg are really dominating the tie against Lillestrom with 8 straight wins 6 of them going over the 2.5 goal line. The team may have some recent troubles but Lillestrom has much more problems. Still the visitors have scored in each of their away games and with Rosenborg not really convincing they may do it again. Rosenborg are class above Lillestrom and I expect them to win on Saturday. My pick here is home win and over 2.5 goals for 1.83 at Bet365. Good Luck!