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Norway Tippeligaen 11-14 March 2016


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 19 :00 Aalesund - Stabaek  

This game will be played at Color Line Stadion in artificial grass,while Stabaek use natural grass at Nadderud stadion.

Finally Tippeligaen back and tonight opens with duel Aalesund  vs Stabæk. Aalesund plays 8 friendly games and won three of them losing  three and draw two. Last friendly game game lost againts Molde 2-0. Last season Aalesund was at home with 7-3-5 . Many players signing this season for Aalesund and many players also left the club.

Midfielder  F. Carlsen  and new signing goalkeeper  L. Cramer are injured for today game,also big name  defender John Arne Riise will be part of Aalesund this season.

Stabaek lost their Us manager Bob Bradley ,he signed for Le havre french squad and scotishB. McKinlay  will be the new manager for the squad. Stabaek made a worst pre-season eight games in a row. .

In last 9 H2h Aalesund won seven time and two draws and i think today will be another win for hosts.

Pick Aalesund and under 2.5 goals 5.50@ bet365. 6/10 Good Luck 

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The Norwegian Tippeliga is back, and today the opening match is played at Color Line Stadion, Aalesund takes on Stabæk. The home side has lost a lot of important first team players from last year, while the visitors has a new head coach after last years success with Bob Bradley. In the opening match everything can happen.

 

Aalesund finished last season on a 10th place in the league, quite strong at home with 7-3-5. Have played 8 friendlies ahead of this season, the stats from these games shows 3-2-3. Aalesund's got a squad that counts 7 junior-players, and they've sold Dyrestam, Grytebust, Latifu, Matland, Bjørdal and James who all was regular starters. Among their signings goalkeeper Cramer and striker Boli must be the best ones. We think this Aalesund team isn't quite as good as last year. Here are all the transfers ahead of the season for the home team:

 

In:

 

Lars Cramer (goalkeeper) Kalmar

Mikael Kirkeskov (defender) Odense

Adam Örn Arnarson (defender) Nordsjælland

Marlinho (midfield/striker) Tigres dos Brasil

Edwin Gyasi (midfield) Roda

Franck Boli (striker) Liaoning Whoxin

 

Out:

 

Sten Grytebust (goalkeeper) Odense

Mikael Dyrestam (defender) NEC

Akeem Latifu (defender) Stal Dnipro

Jo Nymo Matland (defender) Royal Antwerpen

Magne Hoseth (midfield) Notodden

Henrik Bjørdal (midfield) Brighton

Leke James (striker) Beijing Enterprises Group

 

Aalesund has sold almost their entire defensive back line from last year, only centre back Oddbjørn Lie har still in the club. The transfer of Aalesund's top scorer last year Leke James (13 goals) is a big blow, but replacer Franck Boli is a similar player with his pace as his strength. Skipper Bjørn Helge Riise will be an important player for the home team through the season, and he'll soon be reunited with his big brother John Arne, who are in Aalesund ready to sign a contract. Only injury for Aalesund is their new signed goalkeeper Lars Cramer.

 

Expected lineup Aalesund:

 

Lie

Arnarson – Skagestad – Lie – Kirkeskov

Bjørdal – Hoff – Riise – Mos

Marlinho – Boli

 

Stabæk had a fantastic season last year under their brilliant head coach Bob Bradley, the American has now left the club and are manager at Le Havre. New head coach at Stabæk is the former Blackburn player Billy McKinlay, who was assistant manager for David Moyes in Real Sociedad. The away side finished on a strong 3rd place last year, with away stats showing 7-3-5. But they finished the end of the season a bit poor, especially after the sale of their top scorer Adama Diomande. Stabæk has played 8 friendlies before this season, these have resulted in 7 losses and only one win.

 

As Aalesund also Stabæk has promoted a lot of junior players from their academy up to their A-squad. The creative and great dribbler Yassine El Ghanassy who was amazing last year in the league has left the club, Ohi Omoijuanfo has been signed from Jerv to play in a similar role. Stabæk's still got one of the best goalkeepers in the league in Sayouba, and also a strong centre back duo in Skjønsberg/Næss. Luckily the lightning quick winger Ernest Asante is still in the club, he will guaranteed be an attraction in the league this year too. Here are the Stabæk transfers ahead of the season:

 

In:

 

Emil Ekblom (defender) back from loan

Andreas Hanche-Olsen (defender) junior dep.

Jeppe Moe (defender) junior dep.

Moussa Njie (midfield) Bærum

Emil Bohinen (midfield) junior dep.

Emil Dahle (midfield) back from loan

Shadrach Eghan (midfield) on loan from Twente

Ohi Omoijuanfo (striker) Jerv

Sebastian Pedersen (striker) junior dep.

 

Out:

 

Ville Jalasto (defender) HJK Helsinki

Anthony Annan (midfield) HJK Helsinki

Craig Henderson (midfield) GAIS

Yassine El Ghanassy (midfield/striker) Oostende

 

Expected lineup Stabæk:

 

Sayouba

Race – Skjønsberg – Næss – Meling

Grossman – Gorozia

Asante – Issah – Ohi

Kassi

 

Aalesund's got a good history against Stabæk. The 13 last meetings shows: 8 Aalesund wins, 3 draws and 2 Stabæk wins. There's a lot of question marks ahead of this game: a whole new back four line at Aalesund and last year top scorer is sold. Stabæk has sold two of their best players from last year (Diomande/El Ghanassy) and also got a new head coach. We belive it's strange that the bookmakers operates with a odds value over 3.00 on an away win, in the first game of a new season. We bet on a Stabæk win today at Color Line Stadion.

 

 

Aalesund – Stabæk          2

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 18:00 Odd - Rosenborg

This game will be played at Skagerak Arena in artificial grass ,while Rosenborg use natural grass at Lerkendal Stadion.

Odd ended in 5th place in 2015 season with 15/10/5 goals 61:41. Fagermo is still head coach for Odd thsi season afer positive results last season.
 Odd has varying results in pre-season games , three wins, three losses and a draw last against Lillestrøm . Odd always suffered at home againts Rosenborg and last victory at home againts them was in septempber 2009..

Only defender F .Semb Berge is injured for hosts today .

Rosenborg won 2015 Tippeligaen and is for sure a real candidate for another trophy,but talented players like  striker Alexander Søderlund 27/22 and midfielder  Ole Selnæs 25/2 left the club for another french experience with Saint-Etienne,aslo striker  Tobias Mikkelsen 27/8 is part of danish squad FC Nordsjælland.

For today game defender M. Dorsin  and goalkeeper Alexander Hansen are both injured.

Odd play beautiful football especially when the Tippeligaen start ,last opening tippeligaen season game they won away over Molde 1-2 and for sure they want to take another good result againts Rosenborg  today. The best choice for me is:


Odd (0 AH) 1.91 @ Sbobet 7/10. Good Luck.

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18:00 Sarpsborg 08 - Haugesund

This game will be played at Sarpsborg Stadion in artificial grass while Haugesund use natural grass at home..


After first two opening games in Tippeligaen with low scoring results both 1-0 ,sunday 13th of march we wait some goals but im not trying to bet in goals in this game.

Sarpsborg 08 ended last season in 11th place with 34 points with 8/10/12 goals 37;49. First Goalkeeper L Heinze return to loan in denmark 

 at Midtjylland Fc,also defender  Andreas Nordvik left the club for Esbjerg denmark ,veteran striker Péter Kovács is part of Sandefjord now. 
While join the club some new faces .Viking goalkeeper Arild Østbø will debut for Sarpsborg  in this official season From danish squad ob odense came midfielder Matti Lund Nielsen.

In these 5 pre-season games Sarpsborg lost four and won last one 4-0 over Bodo Glimt.

For head coach Bakke are ready these players Arild Østbø, Anders Kristiansen Kjetil Berge, Ole Heieren Hansen, Anders Østli, Jakob Glesnes, Kristinn Jonsson, Alexander Groven, Joachim Thomassen, Jon Helge Tveita, Kristoffer Tokstad, Anders Trondsen, Matti Lund Nielsen, Steffen Ernemann, Tor Øyvind Hovda, Amani Mbedule, Patrick Mortensen, Jonas Lindberg.


FK Haugesund  ended 12th place  in Tippeligaen 2015 with 8/7/15 goals 33:52! They changed their manager Grindhaug and will repalced from Dempsey ecx ass manager. Also their topscorer  Christian Gytkjær left the club for Rosenborg and striker Simon Diedhiou left the club. Some new players arrived to the club midf Haris Hajradinović on loan from gent and defender Nemanja Tubić from Bate Borisov. In pre-seaon game Haugesund  won four games draw one and lost one.


Despite the bad results from  Sarpsborg in pre-season, feel they can take three points sunday but the best choice for me is :


Sarpsborg (-0.25 Ah ) 1.82 @ Sbobet. 9/10 Good Luck!

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19:00 Vålerenga-Viking

This game will be playedat Ullevaal stadion. Both squads use natural grass at home. 

Vålerenga ended in 7th place  last year with 14/7/9 goals 49:41 in total 49 points. At home were 7/2/6 . They lost all three goalkeepers and club replaced by swedish  Goteborg squad M. Sandberg and Hodd Gk A. Falch. 

They played 8 games in pre-season 2 wins 2 draws and three defeats. Last game they draw 3-3  againts Strømsgodset.

For today will miss first goalkeeper M. Sandberg  also midfielder S. Berge and defender J. Nation all injured

Viking ended last season in 5th place with 53 points,7/2/11 goals 53:39. They missed three good players this season like captain defender Sigurdsson midfielder Thioune and striker Bodvarsson . But in club have signed top scorer of Iceland league danish P. Pedersen and midfielder A. Ibrahim from Greece superleague club Veria.

Viking lost three games draw two and won one in winter friendly games. Last one draw 1-1 againts Rosenborg

Last mutual matches ended 2-4 in Vinkg favor.

I see an overish game with two squads in good offensive conditions but i will risk a little going with visitors.

 

Pick Viking & over 2.5 goals 4.50 @Bet365 6/10. Good luck.

 

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