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  1. Cukanicki vs Molde. Molde was the better side in the first leg. Shots statistic; 21-15. On target: 11-4. Veljko Birmancevic received his second yellow late in the game for diving and will off course not play her. He was a substitute so I guess he's not that important. Anyway, it's really a shock that Molde didn't score, they created so many chances. But that have been a thing for Molde this season, they create alot of chances but sometimes they can't get the goals. Last match it happend was against Brann at home. Created lots of chances, and Brann's goalkeeper was man of the match. They are not the best team away either, even if they often score goals there. They also have bad days away from home, for example when Aalesund humiliated them in the cup with 4-0. Aalesund plays in the next best division, and this was a match between huge rivals. They also lost 3-2 to Kristiansund, almost a local match, Only 1 hour from Kristiansund to Molde, and Kristiansund beat them 3-2. They also lost to Tromsø away, a Tromsø side not in their best form at that moment. Then, they beat Strømsgodset 4-0 away, but Strømsgodset is a very poor side, and could be relegated. 2-2 away against Odd was a good result, but Molde was up 2-0. Even if they didn't need to win away against KR (Won 7-1 at home), they should IMO beaten them. They didn't, and in the next match they suffered home against poor Sarpsborg and only won 2-1. They even spared some players for the KR game days before so they should be fully fit for Sarpsborg match. I think Molde gets nervrous because Rosenborg is back on track and could be dangerous. Molde didn't do a good match against Sarpsborg, but deserved to win. I think Molde have the best squad travelling, and they need a goal (or win on penalties) to get through to the next round. I don't know how Molde will play this match, but I believe they won't park the bus. They were clearly better in the first match, and is favorite for this too. I know nothing about the Serbian team, so maybe someone else can bring some news?
  2. Shamrock - Brann: Vito Wormgoor (captain) and Kristoffer Barmen was injured in the first leg, and is also injured for the second leg. 100% confirmed they are out and not in the squad that will travel tomorrow. Veton Berisha (striker) is suffering with back problem, but I guess he will be ready for this game.
  3. Thanks for the notification, mate. Shamrock - Brann Brann did what they have done many times this season, let teams back in late in the game. This was brutal, several minutes in injury time, but they can only blame theirselves. I watched the game, and was not impressed with the team. The coach didn't pick the best team for the game either. A player was benched that would be crucial for that game because of high pressure. One of the best in the league in that position, and they didn't play with a striker (but a winger). Brann is better away this season, because they can lay back and wait for chances and counters. The problem here is that they need to score, Shamrock doesn't need to win. 0-0 and 1-1 will get them through, 2-2 will send them to extra time. The problem for Brann is scoring goals. Last time they scored more than 2 goals was against Arna Bjørnar in the cup. They are in the 4th division, so the chances for Brann scoring 2+ goals is slim. Petter Strand is the one who was left on the bench, and many experts and fans are very surprised that he didn't start. Nilsen (Coach) must play him on thursday, evertyhing else is a shame. Strand expekt to be in the team thursday, but we will have to see. Nilsen is a stubborn man and do whatever he feels, even when it's bad for the team. Wormgoor (Missed first match) is questionable, and will have to see closer to thursday if he is in the squad travelling. Brann have to score, they have to win (Or play 2-2 (extra time) or 3-3) to get through and put pressure on Shamrock. It fits this Brann team with this defensive coach very bad, but we will see. Will update with more info as soon as I get it.
  4. Hello, I'm from Bergen and have some info about Brann who will face Shamrock. For one year now we have seen Brann become a more and more boring team. They score a goal (no matter who the opponent is) and they lay back and will safe in 1-0. Against the best teams (at least on paper) they park the bus and they doesn't give the opposition much place. That is the plan, so if they concede they are wondering how they will get back in the game. They have good players, but in this system only defensive players comes best out of it. Opdal (Goalkeeper) saved Brann against Molde away. Molde missed a penalty, hit the post and had several other great chances to win, but the game ended 1-1. Against Mjøndalen at home in the last game they only produced few chances, one was however huge and should scored. Late in matches, against everyone, they let them in the game. I think maybe they are tired or they think they are safe if they lead 1-0. They won 1-0 against Lillestrøm a few weeks back, but it was a boring game. In the end Lillestrøm had a big chance, but they missed. Against Mjøndalen, late in the game, Mjøndalen with a good chance, but missed. Brann produce very few chances each games, the coach is happy to win 1-0 and the fans are getting tired and some of them want the coach to go. Not only the fans are not happy with the way things are going, two of the first team players (Koomson and Bamba, latter one bought for 10 millioner NOK(over 1 million euro), that is huge in Norway) went to the media to express their frustration. One the first week, the other one next week. Both of them was left out of the squad in different matches, so things are not going well. Brann-fans have through the years got many managers sacked. And when the manager is about to lose the locker room, and still playing the way they do I can't see Brann winning with many goals here. At home this season they have played 8 games. 7 goals scored in those 8 games. And most of those matches is against low-placed teams. Let's see: Strømsgoset 1-1 (They are placed last on the table with 10 points after 14 matches) Kristiansund 2-1 (Kristiansund is placed 6th, but is a weak away team. 4-1-1 at home shows their strength.) Vålerenga 1-1 (Placed 4th. Could gone both ways, but not a entertaining match) Ranheim 0-1 (Terrible result for Brann against 11th placed Ranheim) Sarpsborg 2-1 (Sarpsborg is placed 15th of 16th teams with 12 points after 13 matches) Rosenborg 0-1 (Boring game again, Rosenborg was not even good here. Brann created some chances, but should beat a weak Rosenborg who is placed 7th now.) Lillestrøm 1-0 (Lillestrøm is placed 12th, and was without their topscorer, a huge miss for them. Could even score in the end, but missed the chance.) Mjøndalen 0-0 (Another tragedy. Boring game and Mjøndalen could even won in the end. Would be unfair, Brann had a great chance to score earlier) If Brann wins against Shamrock it would most possible be with 1 goal. But I'm not sure if they win, bad things are going on, and both players and fans are sick and tired of the boring football they are playing. Under 2,5 goals is almost sure. 1,35 (or a little higher) is very low oods for Brann to win. Brann is without their captain Wormgoor. He is very important, a central defender, and is 100% out with injury. May not be ready for the second game either. They have backups, but Wormgoor and Acosta have played most of the games togehter and Acosta have to play with a new one. Interesting how this will go. Like I said, Brann have good players, but they are not allowed to play the way they can. Brann is btw placed 5th in the league, but 17-15 in goal difference after 15 games is bad. All teams but 1 have also 1 to 3 matches less than Brann so things can change when they are on level. I know nothing about Shamrock, anyone here knows about them? I hope this info will help. So Brann to win with 1 goal and under 2,5 is my prediction. Odds 2 (only checked one) for under 2,5 is great value IMO. Maybe Shamrock can score, I don't know, so if anyone have info about them it would be great. New info: Also Kristoffer Barmen is out with injury for this match. Played 10 matches this season and scored 1 goal. Started on the bench 3 times.
  5. Re: Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United > Sat 9th February I am a Spurs fan and have watched all Spurs games this season in Premier League and most of them in Europe League. Defoe was brilliant before christmas, scoring alot of goals and really was a hot player. Now his form is gone and he waste so many chances and he is selfish like he use to be when he needs to find back to his good form. He is desperate to score and it is not good for the team spirit. Dempsey have been struggling, he does show something from time to another, but he doesn't fit in so far. Maybe if he gets more time, but it's time he find the good form he had in Fulham. The team and fans deseve that. Adebayor have been in Africa, eliminated and is on his way back, but the question is if he needs some time to rest after a long trip and several matches in the Africa Cup. He may be tired, but with Defoe injured (I am not so sad about that) and Dempsey struggling to find his form the only one I can see playing as a striker is Bale in the 'Messi role'. He could easily fit into that, he is a brilliant player, but then there is only one wing-player in Lennon, and Spurs is so good when they have both Lennon and Bale on each side. And speaking of good, Adebayor was the lone striker with Van der Vaart in the supporting role and did great things. With Defoe on his side he struggle, so it could be that playing as a lonely striker fit Adebayor better than a partner. With Holtby in the supporting role, or maybe Dempsey or Sigurdsson, Adebayor could find back to his good form. The midfield is great with Dembele and Parker, defence is also great with one of the best signings this season, Vertonghen. Great gk, so it's only the attacking play that is struggling. Lennon have also been in great form, too bad with Sandro, tho. Will not give you any advice on what to bet, just give you info about my team. I hope this info is helping you, and good luck with your bets.
  6. Re: Manchester United v Everton > Sun 10th February Bet365 offer 1,80 for Manchester United win. Even with Real Madrid coming up in midweek this is pure value and needs to be taken if it keeps over 1,70. Manchester United is an experienced team with great players and know what they need to do. Sir Alex is even more experienced and he know how to deal with two important games so close to each other. Everton is facing Manchester United on a good day at Old Trafford, and they may grab a point, but when you get 1,80 on Manchester United at home against a normally weak away side and low-scoring team, you need to take it for the value. I know there have been some national team games this midweek, but it's the same as they have CL match in midweek and league match upcoming saturday. Even if Manchester United have several national team players in their team I don't think the players are more tired then if a CL-match was played instead of that national team match.
  7. Re: Manchester United v Everton > Sun 10th February Bet365 offer 1,80 for Manchester United win. Even with Real Madrid coming up in midweek this is pure value and needs to be taken if it keeps over 1,70. Manchester United is an experienced team with great players and now what they need to do. Sir Alex is even more experienced and he know how to deal with two important games so close to each other. Everton is facing Manchester United on a good day at Old Trafford, and they may grab a point, but when you get 1,80 on Manchester United at home against a normally weak away side and low-scoring team, you need to take it for the value. I know there have been some national team games this midweek, but it's the same as they have CL match in midweek and league match upcoming saturday. Even if Manchester United have several national team players in their team I don't think the players are more tired then if a CL-match was played instead of that national team match.