Stabaek Welcomes the Leader Brann in Round 16 of the TippaligaenPublished July 9, 2017 by Florin P
Stabaek takes on invincible Brann in its quest to return to the first half of the tables in the Norwegian Tippaligaen (7:00 p.m UK Time).
Brann is still clinging on to the first position in the Norwegian first division, but they have lost steam. The ability to win back-to-back games and overall disappointing performances on the road have hurt their chances. Rosenborg is coming strongly from behind, winning games regardless of venue and is likely to claim another trophy in 2018.
High Goals Production for Stabaek
Stabaek is usually a team that plays prudently at home, but recently their offensive is clicking. Their most prolific striker is Omoijuanfo with 10 goals, currently the best score in the entire Norwegian championship. He will spearhead the offensive and with the assistance of his strikers on the fly, will give plenty of headaches to Brann.
Defensively, there are more problems that need a quick fix, but the home side has little to worry from the visitors. Brann scored just once in the last two games away from home and wouldn’t mind settling for one point in this fixture. They have a good backline and can wait for an opportunity to strike on counterattack.
Lopsided Defeat Lingers in Mind
Brann took on Stabaek less than one month ago and in front of its fans had no problem in crushing competitors. They scored five unanswered goals and dominated the match from one and to the other. This will provide the hosts with the impetus to avenge the defeat and they will come out firing on all cylinders.
Risk-averse players who hesitate to bet on the home side to win can take the cover off the 0:0 Asian handicap. The draw no bet wager is priced at even odds by bet365 Sports, so there is still plenty of value. If the two teams end up splitting points, players will recuperate the investment, so the risks are mitigated.