Football

Vålerenga vs Stabaek

Date: July 29, 2014
Venue: Ullevaal Stadion – Oslo, Norway
Kick-off Time: 18:00 BST

Vålerenga will be hosting 11th-placed Stabaek, in Oslo, Norway this Tuesday in the Tippeligaen. Vålerenga currently sit in the fifth spot with the aspiration of playing European football this season as they are five points off the European places.

While “De Blaa” are close to relegation, just five points from the relegation zone, they will hope to retain their title as a first division team, but for that they will need to start winning a few games.

During their first encounter this season, Vålerenga punished the Stabaek with a 3-0 victory. “The Pride of Oslo” completely dominated their opposition, and it showed on the scoreline.

Vålerenga’s Form

W-D-L-L-W

They have been inconsistent thus far in the season, showing glimpses of brilliance, but at other times have looked like a team who has yet to gel as a unit. Having won only two of their previous five games, they will hope to pick up form in order to increase their chances at European football.

However, having finished 11th last season, they would undoubtedly be happy with their improvement in this campaign.

Stabaek’s Form

D-L-L-L-L

Currently in horrid form, they will most definitely seek to improve, if they want to remain in the current division. Having won promotion last season to the top division, they will hope to remain there, but with their current form, it may be a difficult task,

Key Players

Vålerenga: Viðar Örn Kjartansson

Viðar Örn Kjartansson has been Lethal in front of goal this season, currently the top scorer of the competition with 14 goals in 16 appearances, Stabaek will have to be cautious when defending the Icelandic.

Stabaek: Frank Boli, Luc Kass
The Ivory Coast youngster have been great thus far scoring a combined 9 goals this far in the season, Stabaek will look towards the young Africans to show a spark against Vålerenga.

Betting advice

I sense this will be a one-sided encounter with the better of two sides, Vålerenga, showing it against an out of form Stabaek. Make sure you take the best price of 4/9 with Stan James for a Valerenga win, which is also the same price that bet365 is offering for more than two goals to be scored in the match.

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