With both sides coming into this match in such good form, they will both fancy their chances of earning the three points. Although the hosts build from the back, the attacking threat of their visitors means that they will likely have to find the back of the net more than once in order to claim the points. With this in mind, we think backing there to be over 2.5 goals scored represents the best chance of a decent return.
We are not done there though, as Molde have been excellent on the road so far and top the division’s away record. When you also factor in the way they have started the season as a whole, then backing an away win and combining it with our initial tip of there to be over 2.5 goals looks to represent an excellent way to boost the return on offer.
Making the trip to the Lerkendal Stadion is a Haugesund side who will have pretty modest expectations for what the season holds for them but who will know that they have made a pretty solid start to the campaign. Like their hosts, the visitors are not exactly known for their ability in front of goal and although they have found the back of the net 10 times this season, just four of those goals have come on the road.
The hosts may not be in a particularly positive frame of mind at the moment due to their poor start, but there are small signs of recovery starting to appear. If Rosenborg are to continue their recovery, then building from the back is important and given that they have only conceded once on home soil so far this season and their visitors have only managed four goals on the road, we think that backing there to be less than 2.5 goals scored is the way to go.
Valerenga will try and take advantage of the momentum to snatch an important away victory on Monday evening. They won two and drew one of past three league outings to rebound from a tough 4-1 defeat away at Molde in early-April.
Ronny Deila’s men improved their defensive displays lately as they shipped just two goals in past three league ties. Can they keep things quiet at the back against Viking who are capable of scoring against any side in the league on their day?
Taking everything written above into consideration, draw is the most likable of three outcomes. We are quite tempted to go with Valerenga not to lose at 1.45 as the main betting option.