Posted by mightye (2016-02-29 19:33 CET)
Season bet - 1st Division (OBOS-Ligaen) 2016 - Kongsvinger to finish in Top 8:
Kongsvinger (20-2-4) won 2.Division group 4 2015, 20 points ahead of Elverum at 2nd, and will be the most exiting newly promoted side in OBOS-Ligaen 2016 imo. The Portuguese coach Luis Pimenta has been in charge since late summer 2014, and the squad should be well known with the possession based game play now.
Kongsvinger lost their first pre-season friendly 0-2 at home against Tippeliga side Vålerenga, but they have 4 straight victories since then (5-0 against 2.Div side Follo, 2-0 against 2.Div side HamKam, 5-1 against promotion favorite in OBOS-Ligaen Mjøndalen, 4-2 against OBOS-Liga side Elverum).
Kirill Suslov (Def) has been signed from FC Kamaz.
Francois Yabre (Def 21/2 - Contract expired), Patrick Hansen (Att - Contract ended) and Magnus Solum (Att 25/11 - Degerfors) have left.
Sandnes Ulf, Sandefjord and Mjøndalen will be rated the main promotion favorites this season, and Fredrikstad, Kristiansund and Hødd should be the main promotion/playoff candidates.
Its very open behind the main favorites, and other upper half candidates like Ranheim (lost Voll and Aas), Jerv (lost top scorer Omoijuanfo + coach Pedersen) and Bryne (lost first choice goalkeeper Kristiansen and Tveita) seem all a bit reduced this season.
I like Kongsvingers chances to break into the top 8, they won 2.Division Group 4 with 20 points margin, they have a good mix of young talents and players with Tippeliga experience, and their performances have been solid in their pre-season so far.
They have a thin squad, but all players in the squad seem well-known with their roles in Pimentas possession based gameplay, and their attackers havent needed many chances to score lately. Very rare to see a team capable of winning 5-1 away against Mjøndalen, no matter the importance of the game.
Unibet offer 5.00 for Kongsvinger to finish top 8 in OBOS-Ligaen 2016, and will be the main season bet this season.
Season bet - 1st Division (OBOS-Ligaen) 2016 - Team(s) to finish in Top 8:
Pick: Kongsvinger (to finish Top 8), 9/10 stakes, odds 5.00@Unibet. Good luck!
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