Ham-Kam Vs Odd BK Betting Tip: Draw – 28 May 2022

Nothing Odd about the appeal of another Ham-Kam stalemate?

Marius Gullerud / HamKam ©IMAGO / digital sports 10/19/2008

Norway Ham-Kam Vs Odd BK Norway

Saturday, 28 May 2022 – 15:00 (BST)
Norwegian Eliteserien
Pick: Draw
Odds: 12/5
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 26 May 2022)

Preview: There isn’t a great deal to choose between these teams ahead of Saturday’s evening kick-off at Briskeby Arena. It is a ground that has served Ham-Kam well this season, the former remaining unbeaten on their own patch in four Eliteserien outings in 2022. Will that record be extended against an Odd side which hasn’t travelled particularly well so far this season?

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Ham-Kam – Sixth successive stalemate imminent?

Champions of 1. divisjon in 2021, which is the Norwegian equivalent to what the Championship is in England. Ham-Kam have made a steady, if unspectacular, start to life back in their first top-flight campaign for 14 years. A total of 9 points through 8 matches (W1 D6 L1) means they sit a couple points above the relegation places in 11th (of 16 teams), leading the way for most amount of draws so far in Eliteserien.

Their love affair for splitting the spoils has been in evidence as recently as Wednesday, when they benefited from a second half own goal to claim a more than respectable 1-1 draw away at second-in-the-table Viking. That represented a fifth successive stalemate, the last four of which were all low-scoring – all seeing fewer than three goals. Meanwhile, they are yet to suffer defeat in a home league game this season (W1 D3).

Key Stat: After seeing their first four league games of this season average 3.5 goals, with all going above over 2.5 for goals, Ham-Kam’s four subsequent fixtures in Eliteserien were all low-scorers, averaging 1.5 per game and all going under 2.5.


Under 2.5 Goals



Odd – Another arduous season ahead?

Having ended the previous Eliteserien campaign in 13th – one place above the relegation play-off – we probably shouldn’t be surprised that Odd are again flirting with danger. This will be the club’s fifth consecutive spell in the Norwegian top tier, and it could well be their toughest to date if their recent form can serve as a reliable barometer. With goals and points drying up for Pal Arne Johansen’s side.

In their latest assignment, Odd failed to land a blow at home to a Sandefjord outfit that begun the round worse off in the table, going down 1-0. Marking a fifth loss in six for the side nicknamed ‘Oddrane’. Each of their last four losses, meanwhile, were ‘to nil’, having found the net once across the last five fixtures. Even more alarming, however, is the fact they’ve mustered one away goal thus far in four such matches (W1 L3).

Key Stat: Each of Odd’s last five Eliteserien matches didn’t see both teams scoring, which has been the case in 7 out of their 9 league games in 2022.

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Ham-Kam Vs Odd Betting Advice

Generally speaking, Norwegian football is rarely dull. Goals are usually plentiful, and the Eliteserian is no exception. This season’s figures (2.75 per game) are down on last season (3.05 PG), though, and these two teams have contributed significantly towards that being the case. Under 2.5 Goals returned a winner in 4 of 8 Ham-Kam games and 5 of 9 for Odd. That bet, at just shy of even money, looks fair but not exactly value.


Ham-Kam Vs Odd BK – Key Facts:

  • Both these teams possess identical point tallies coming into this fixture, though Odd BK’s 9 points have come from nine games (W3 L6) compared to Ham-Kam’s eight (W1 D6 L1).
  • The pair are meeting for the first time in Norway’s top division since the 2006 season, when both teams prevailed 3-0 as the home side.
  • Wins have been scarce so far though. Ham-Kam’s win rate for the season is down at 12%, climbing to 25% as hosts (W1 D3). Odd’s win rate across the season so far is actually higher at 33%, but falls slightly to 25% as the away side (W1 L3).


Those looking for a better-priced alternative could do worse than plumping for the stalemate. No Eliteserien team has played out more draws than the six of Ham-Kam, which includes each of their last five contests as well as three of four when hosts. The jeopardy, however, is that Odd are yet to share the points in any of four away outings thus far, though three were settled by a single goal (all in 1-0 defeats).

Best Betting Odds – Ham-Kam Vs Odd BK

Ham-Kam – 23/20 (Ladbrokes)
Draw – 12/5 (888Sport)
Odd BK – 85/40 (BetVictor)