Tromso vs Haugesund by Isaiah
Tromso comes from a 2:1 defeat away to Stromsgodset last weekend, as they broke the mini run of three undefeated matches. However, the team showed quite positive performance in that game and in case they continue like that, there is no doubt that will be able to avoid relegation in the end. They had several good goalscoring opportunities, but paid the price of defensive mistakes.
Despite the defeat, it seems that Tromso has started playing better and now it's up to them to prove that tonight and finally escape from the relegating positions. Currently, they have only nine points in first thirteen rounds, which is equaled with the worst performance at the table in their history in the first level of Norwegian football. First eleven material right back Hans Norbye (11/0) is injured and will be sidelined in next month. Already long term absentee remain goalkeeper Gudmund Kongshavn (3/0) and midfielder William Frantzen who anyway didn't play this season. Meanwhile, there is strong interest for midfielder/forward Zdenek Ondrasek and he will almost surely leave the club during Summer.
Haugesund, on the other hand, comes from a 1:1 draw at home against Mjondalen in a game where the team should have taken all three points. At least that's what they could have done, as the team took the lead in sixth minute already via Gytkjaer and despite being equalized early in the second half, they had a player more since 68th minute.
However, team failed to exploit that fact, as coach Jostein Grindhaug clearly said that for him, this point has a taste of a defeat. The team is expected to move aggressively in the transfer window, as it's obvious that they need improvements on several positions. They have scored only eleven goals so fast in thirteen matches which makes them the worst attacking team in the league. Experienced defender Tor Arne Andreassen (7/0) is suspended for this one, while useful striker Simon Diedhiou (12/5) got a knock in previous game and won't be playing here most likely. Left back Joakim Vage Nilsen returns from this game.
Haugesund comes into this match with couple of problems, especially in attack and finishing phases. On the other side, Tromso seems to have improved recently and in case they show anything similar to previous four matches, their victory shouldn't be questionable here.