Posted by mightye (2017-03-13 00:17 CET)
Eliteserien 2017 - Direct Relegation (15-16 position):
When it comes to the teams expected to fight against relegation, the newly promoted teams, Kristiansund and Sandefjord, are (as usual) the bookies favorites to relegate.
Sogndal and Aalesund seem far from medal candidates at the moment, and we may see a close rack also at the bottom half of the league this season.
While Kristiansund will most likely get a boost from making a historic debut at the top division, Sandefjords supporters are more used to the ups in 1.Division and downs from the top division the latest years.
Sandefjord have promoted to the top division in front of the 2010 and the 2015 season, with 4-4-22 in their latest attempt in Tippeligaen 2015, and 2-6-22 in Tippeligaen 2010.
They finished last in both attempts, and while Bohinens 3-5-2 tactics seem to work well against equal opposition in OBOS-Ligaen, they are lacking the quality to hold the same possession of the ball in the top division.
Øystein Øvretveit (Kee - Nest Sotra)
Joachim Solberg Olsen (Def - Mjøndalen)
El-Hadji Gana Kane (Def - Free transfer, former club SJK Seinajoki, Finland)
Thomas Kind Bendiksen (Mid/Att - Molde)
Flamur Kastrati (Mid/Att - Aalesund)
Anders Gundersen (Kee 7/0 - Loan deal expired)
Geir Ludvig Fevang (Mid 20/1 - Retired)
Martin Torp (Mid 2/0 - Ullensaker/Kisa)
Kjell Rune Sellin (Att 30/14 - Sandnes Ulf)
Sandefjord have lost 4 straight pre-season games, 1-3 IFK Gøteborg, 0-5 Tromsø, 0-1 Kristiansund, 0-1 Stabæk, and their top goal scorer Kjell Rune Sellin (30/14) signed for Sandnes Ulf earlier during pre-season.
39 year old veteran Peter Kovacs may still score some goals, and Sandefjord are in talks with 2.Div side Fram Larvik regarding their top scorer Naglestad, who may turn out to be a top goalscorer with time, but Sandefjord have only a couple of weeks left to the season premiere now.
Bohinen has not changed much of his gamestyle, and 1.95@Unibet for Sandefjord to end at direct relegation will be one of my main season bets for 2017.
Eliteserien 2017 - General Team Markets - Direct Relegation (15-16 position):
Sandefjord Fotball to end at direct relegation, 9/10 stakes, odds 1.95@Unibet.
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