Scandinavian Leagues resume on Sunday to Keep European Football AlivePublished June 16, 2019 by Florin P
Domestic football leagues resume in Sweden, Finland and Norway, with the Rosenborg vs Valerenga derby as the highlight of the day.
All major European football leagues have concluded and the qualifiers for Europe 2020 are also in recess until September. For the time being, football fans have to look to the Scandinavian leagues for exciting matches, as the Norwegian Eliteserien, the Swedish Superettan and the Finnish Veikkausliiga resume this weekend. The best games are scheduled on Sunday, with bet365 Sports and 888 Sport dedicating ample coverage to the teams involved.
High Likelihood for a Draw in the Veikkausliiga
A single match is scheduled to take place in the Finnish first division, with Inter Turku playing on the road against KPV. The visitors sit higher in the standings and have a slight advantage in the head to head matches, so their narrow favorites to prevail. Intertops Sportsbook offers even odds on the visitors to win, while pricing a home win at 3/1. It’s been a while since a draw was recorded in the Veikkausliiga, but these two teams have split points in many previous matches. Punters should definitely consider the possibility of the match ending undecided, an outcome that benefits from odds of 23/10.
Halmstad Continue to Struggle in the Swedish Superettan
Halmstad have played for many years in the Swedish first division, but now they are in danger of relegating from the second league. Everyone was counting on them to swiftly return to the top flight, but their performance in the Swedish Superettan has been largely disappointing. They do have home pitch advantage against Mjallby and at least on paper, they are the more experienced team. Even so, odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports on the hosts are hard to justify given their poor home record. Halmstad have won a single match at home, while Mjallby prevail eight times the season and they get odds of 7/2.
Rosenborg and Valerenga Play the Eliteserien Derby
Six matches are scheduled in the Norwegian Eliteserien, but the last match of the day, starting at 7 PM UK time, is the highlight. Rosenborg and Valerenga play a classic derby, between teams that have won the trophy on many occasions. Rosenborg have home pitch advantage, but they have one of the worst season starts in history, with only three victories in 10 matches. 888 Sport still offers even odds on the hosts, while tending punters with odds of 27/10 on the visitors. The reigning champions have a crushing home record and have scored a lot against Valerenga in matches played at Trondheim.