Match Time:7/11/2019 01:00 Thursday(GMT+8)
Odd: In average shape (Recent Form: DLDWDL)
Odd are on 3rd place in Norwegian Eliteserien with 26 points (8 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses; goal difference 20:14). They are currently on UEFA Europa League qualification spot, having 2 points of advantage over 4th Valerenga, whereas the distance to 1st Molde is 4 points at the moment and it’s worth noting that Odd have 2 games in hand so it appears to be possible to challenge for the championship title. However, the team is in average shape – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses in last 5 league matches. In the meantime, they beat Kristiansund (2:1 after extra-time) in round of 16 of Norwegian Cup. Odd take on Stabaek on Wednesday in the next league fixture. Odd have collected 19 points in 7 home games to date (6 wins, 1 draw, 0 defeats; goal difference 14:6).
Stabaek: In danger of relegation (Recent Form: WDLWWL)
Stabaek sit on 13th position in the standings with 14 points (4 wins, 2 draws, 6 defeats; goal difference 9:14). They are now 1 point ahead of 14th Mjondalen (relegation play-off), but having played 2 matches less. Their recent form is average – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats in last 5 games in Eliteserien. Meanwhile, they were eliminated from the Norwegian Cup by Viking (2:5) in last 16. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Stabaek have collected 6 points in 6 matches on the road (2 wins, 0 draws, 4 losses; goal difference 3:10).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
To sum up, it seems that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Odd will be aiming for a victory in front of their fans, but Stabaek should get their chances as well so perhaps it may be an open match.
Odd VS Stabaek
O/U Pick: over 2.50 goals