The eighth matchday of the Norwegian Eliteserien will be held on the nearest Thursday with eight consecutive games. In one of them Odd welcome Ranheim at their Skagerak Arena in Skien. Will these sides score to each other?
Odd improved substantially their tournament status comparing to the previous season. The ninth team of the last championship sits on the second position right now. Oddrane earned 16 points after seven games. The White and Blacks were undefeated till the fifth round. There they have been beaten by Valerenga in Oslo.
The hosts have a good start of the season with a victory over Brann 3:2. Then they added two wins: over Kristiansund and Viking, 2:0 and 1:0. Also they played with a draw against the national powerhouse such as Rosenborg 1:1.
Recently they kept on winning by beating Stromsgodset and Tromso, both with the same score 2:1. Their goal ratio is 11:6. They have four matches with both teams to score (yes) including the last two ones.
Ranheim was the newcomer in the previous season. Last autumn the Blues finished on the seventh place with 42 points after 30 games. This year they had a terrible start. Svein Maalen’s guys lost in their three openers with the total score 2:6. Then they had an opposite streak with two wins and one draw against mentioned above Kristiansund. On May 12 Valerenga has interrupted this line by crushing the guests with a huge score 1:5.
The away side are twelfth in the league of 16 clubs with seven points after seven matches. They have the same number of games with both teams to score (yes) as Odd. Last season both H2H meetings ended in favor of the hosts, 2:0 in Skien and 3:1 in Trondheim.
Nowadays Odd are fully successful but all these games ended with both teams to score (yes). We expect they will play in the same manner again.
The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.