Bodo / Glimt vs. Rosenborg / Tippeligaen – This is a duel between two teams that have completely different qualities and it is clear already by their names that Rosenborg is the better team and a big favourite in this duel. And it is not just because of the name, but also due to the fact that they last season won both domestic trophies and they are now leaders in the standings. Bodo was solid last season and they finished in middle table, and are now even lower at the position that leads in the playoffs for survival. In the previous six matches, Bodo celebrated only once, with the proviso that they after the draw passed further in the Cup. Rosenborg has lost only one match since the start of the season and their effect in the last seven games is six wins and a draw, with the expected placement in the Cup quarter-finals. Begins: 02.07.2016. – 18:00 CET
Bodo / Glimt
Things are not going as expected for Bodo this season and therefore they are now on the brink of the relegation zone, namely in a position which leads in the playoffs. There is still enough time to fix this, but their form is going downward, because in the beginning they played three games without defeat and were even the leaders, and then they suffered six consecutive defeats and fell to a position in which they are now.
They celebrated only once in the previous ten rounds and during this period they have played only one draw, while they lost the last two duels without a goal scored. First they lost to Aalesund at home and then they were defeated by Viking Stavanger in the last round. Their best striker Jevtovic scored almost half of all goals, followed by Azemi who is also an excellent assistant, provided that he has not played in Stavanger due to injury. For the same reason their left back Ziming is not in the team.
Probable lineups Bodo / Glimt: Halldorsson – Edvardsen, Saltnes, Bjornbak, Johanssen – Furebotn, Karlsen, Jacobsen – Normann, Jevtovic, Olse
Rosenborg has started this season with a defeat by Odd Skien away, but later it turned out that it was the only defeat so far, but they still played only two draws, with ten wins. At home they have a perfect effect and they are the only in the league, and are the most effective team with Molde, provided that they have the best defence with just seven goals. They are five points away from their first companion and in the last round in the derby they managed to defeat Molde with 3-1.
A little more than a month has passed since then and is now difficult to say whether they have saved their form, but it is clear that they individually have by far the strongest team in the league. They did not mind too much that their central defender Reginiussen missed the last matches, while midfielder de Lanlay got injured in the match against Molde. Two rounds ago, they have failed to defeat Haugesund and it ended with 1-1, which has not shaken them too much, especially their top scorer Gytkjaer, because he scored two goals in that derby. Now we expect to see the same team that played the match against Molde.
Probable lineups Rosenborg: Hansen – Svensson, Eyjlofsson, Skjelvik, Gersbach – Jensen, Konradsen, Midtsjo – Helland, Gytkjaer, Thorarinsson
Bodo / Glimt vs. Rosenborg PICK
Bodo is having a bad season so far and they are in this case evoking the past when they managed to defeat Rosenborg at home. However, it is difficult to repeat this constantly and we are expecting a playful and effective Rosenborg, while the host could possibly respond with a goal or two and make the match even more effective.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.85 at 10bet (down to 1.75 can be played)