The Norwich Eliteserien started last month and we have seen the first matches and how things are going compared to the last season. So far, there are not many surprises, so let’s take a look at the duel between IK Start and Rosenborg.
As mentioned before, there are no big surprises so far. Rosenborg finished 3rd last year after a very big dispute with Bodo/Glimt (2nd) and Odds (4th) which allowed them to advance to the next Europa League Qualifiers. In this new season, they are placed 5th after 7 rounds with 11 points. It is too soon to define their future this year, but 3 victories, 2 draws and 2 losses sound like a good start for them. Plus, those 2 defeats were precisely against Molde and Bodo/Glimt, two of the best teams in the division in these last few years. Still, Rosenborg is, by far, the most recognized football team in Norway and we can’t forget their 4 consecutive titles between 2015 and 2018.
On the other hand, we have IK Start who are currently placed 15th with only 3 points. So far, they haven’t won any game and those 3 points came after 3 draws. The rest is composed of 4 losses. IK Start is new in the Norwich first division as they got promoted last year. The team finished third in the second division and won the promotion playoffs to become a new member of the Eliteserien. It all started well for them after two consecutive draws, but later they met the strong teams of the league and received 8 goals in the next two matches. This time, they will face another tough rival with a lot of history.
Talking about history, these two teams have faced each other 4 times and all of them ended with victories for Rosenborg. The current shape of both teams so far shows us that the trend will continue: Rosenborg have a good offensive line and the best defensive line of the tournament, while IK Start have the second-worst defence of the league after these seven rounds. For those reasons, I will place my bet for Rosenborg with a -1 AH. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.