Rosenborg vs Stabaek Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 30 May 2021

Rosenborg to produce goals again

Rosenborg / Saint-Petersburg ©IMAGO / ZUMA Press October 19, 2017

NorwayRosenborg vs StabaekNorway
30 May 1700hrs
Football – Norway – Eliteserien
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker 888Sport
Odds: 4/7 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 27 May


Rosenborg will be hoping to remain in touch with leaders Bodo / Glimt by taking three points against a Stabaek side who are unbeaten so far but having played only three games.



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Rosenborg Preview – Can Rosenborg return to winning ways at home after a rare defeat here last time out?

Last season was Rosenborg’s worst in the last 10 years with the club finishing in fourth spot. You have to go all the way back to 2008 for the last time they finished lower (fifth on that occasion). Winters are hard at the best of times in Norway but it would have been a long, suffering few months ahead of the new campaign starting again. It’s the first full season in charge for their former boss Age Hareide.

Most recently in charge of the Danish national team, Hareide has a wealth of experience and has overseen success elsewhere. He led Rosenborg to second place back in 2003 and will ultimately be hoping to go one better.


Our betting prediction
Rosenborg win/BTTS

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 27 May)
The start to this season has been promising and gives hope that better times could be coming. They head into this round of games in second spot and two points behind the current leaders and champions. Three wins and two draws from their first matches is a decent return with their only defeat so far coming at in their most recent home game against Molde.
Caution should be noted about their current position as Rosenborg have played more games than any other team in the league so they know they have to find consistent winning form to maintain any title challenge.

Stabaek Preview – Will Stabaek maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign as they look for a first away win of the season?

Jan Jonsson will celebrate two years in charge of Stabaek next month with the club having finished eighth in the last two seasons. Just three games into this campaign it’s been a solid enough start as they remain unbeaten with one win and a couple of draws. An obvious objective for Jonsson and his players will be to finish higher than eighth but he may see a European finish as a realistic possibility.

Stabaek got their first win of the season on Thursday when seeing off Brann 2-0 at home. That followed a goalless draw away to Haugseund having started the campaign with an entertaining home draw against Odd.


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If Stabaek are to challenge for a European finish this time around then they are going to have to turn some of their draws into victories. They drew 12 of their 30 matches last season and that is the obvious area for improvement. In order to do that they’ll have to be more dynamic in attack. A tally of 41 goals was the lowest of any side in the top half, nine fewer than the next team.

Their top scorer last season was Oliver Edvardsen who got six in the league all season. He’s yet to get off the mark for this campaign.

Rosenborg vs Stabaek Betting Advice

Unsurprisingly considering their respective positions in Norwegian football down the years this is a fixture which Rosenborg have dominated, especially at home. They’ve won seven of the last 13 meetings and not lost to Stabaek at home since 2014.

Stabaek’s only win in that run of games was back in April 2019 when winning 3-1.


Key Facts – Rosenborg vs Stabaek Betting Tip

  • Rosenborg could manage only fourth place last season, finishing a all of 29 points the champions
  • Stabaek had a joint league high of 12 draws last season and have shared the points in two of their first three matches this season
  • You have to go all the way back to 2014 for the last time Stabaek defeated Rosenborg away from home


It tends to be a game which brings with goals although there has been some exceptions. The last four meetings have produced 16 and the way in which Rosenborg have started has me leaning towards another high-scoring affair.

In Rosenborg’s last 15 home games, 13 of them have finished with at least three goals and that’s my selection in this game.


Rosenborg: 4/9 at Bet365
Draw: 10/3 at Bet365
Stabaek: 5/1 at Bet365