Haugesund – Songdal 20.07.2012
Haugesund is currently fourth with 24 points. The coach Jostein Grindhaug is surely satisfied with that, but there is a place for worry – his team play bad after the international brake.
Haugesund have two defeats and one draw in three matches after the European championship in Ukraine and Poland.
I expect a reaction from Haugesund players. The coach Grindhaug will surely ask the maximum. He has almost all players available for this match as only Trygve Nygaard is sidelined with illness. It is not a problem as Nygaard is out for a longer period.
Match: Haugesund – Songdal 19.00h
League: Norway Tippeligaen
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.75
As always Songdal main target will be to avoid the relegation. They are going well so far and Songdal have 18 points from 15 rounds. However, the coach Jonas Olsson is well aware of the fact his team is only two points away from the relegation zone. The defender Eivind Daniel Roed and the striker Joakim Rudolfsen are the only doubtful players for this match.
I think there will be at least three goals here. I already wrote I expect a strong reaction from Haugesund players after the bad results after the international brake. But Songdal is not a naive opponent. They are unbeaten in the last two matches. But something else is important for my pick. Songdal have scored and conceded on every of the last four matches after Euro 2012. At the same time three of them have ended with Over 2.5 goals