Haugesund vs Sarajevo by iSpree
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Kickoff: 24.07.2014 / 18:00 CET
First leg ended with a win for the Norwegian team 0-1. It wasn’t really deserved, because they scored from the one chance they had in the whole match in the last minutes of the match. Today it will be a home match for Haugesund and they only need to finish with a draw.
The Tippeligaen, the first division in Norway, is running and Haugesund had a bad start into the season but now their results get better. Also they are playing much better at home. Last home match was against Airbus UK in the EL-qualification, it ended 2-1 for Haugesund. Previous home matches ended 2-0 (v Stabeak), 4-0 (v Sarpsborg) and 1-1 against Molde FK. It is to say that these teams aren’t that bad and Haugesund showed good performances against them at home. On the road it seems that they aren’t very good but it is to mention that they played against very strong teams lately: 1-1 against Airbus (first leg ELQ), 0-0 Odds BK (current 4. in Norway), 5-3 Rosenborg (current 2. in Norway), 2-1 Stromsgodset (current 3. in Norway). Yes they lost against Rosenborg and Stromsgodset but it weren’t such clear wins from them. So the last results weren’t really bad in my opinion and at home they are way better. Furthermore they are sitting in a good position today. They only need to draw in this match for the qualification. Their defence were good in the first leg and today it won’t be different as they will play a defensive tactic for sure. Moreover Sarajevo need to attack highly and this might be their chance to hit them on counter attacks.
Another advantage for the hosts is that the league in Norway is running currently, not like the league of Sarajevo.
I think this team can be compared with Belgium in the World cup. They played very good and had many chances to score, but they didn’t. That’s the problem of this team too. I think this will be a big problem for them today. Hosts are playing with a defensive tactic (again) and the first match between this two teams showed that Sarajevo already had some problems with that. Today they must go very offensive because they must win if they want to qualify. It’s possible that they will concede from a counter attack as already mentioned. Sarajevo’s last match before Haugesund was a friendly match against Vardar at home. It ended 0-2 for Vardar. Then there is one month gap to the next match. They aren’t in good shape how the earliest results showed and this will be an away match for them so I think they will have it very hard to go out as a winner from this.
Haugesund only need a draw and they are playing at home. They showed that they are very good when they are playing in front of their fans. Sarajevo on the other side must score and win today and the hosts know that. They will be waiting for chances to hit them on a counter attack. I pick Haugesund AH0.0 because there just insane odds for it which aren’t justified. A win for the home team is also possible but a little bit risky because of the fact that they only need a draw here.
Haugesund AH0.0 - 2.12 @ Sbobet - stake 8/10
|Haugesund AH0.0||Sbobet||2.12||8||1-3 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.