Tobias Gourlay opens the new week with a deep cut from a Scandinavian second-tier league
"Promoted last season, the hosts are W3-D0-L2 on home turf"
Back Grorud IL Draw No Bet @ 2.166/5 v Kfum Oslo
Grorud IL v Kfum Oslo
In Sweden yesterday, Kev found a small slice of personal hell as Helsingborg failed to score at AIK and took down his BTTS bet. He gets a week to recover as we start our new shift just across the border in Norway.
After 10 rounds of matches, Grorud IL are eighth in the Norwegian 1st Division, one place and one point ahead of their visitors this afternoon. Nevertheless, it's Kfum Oslo who start as slight favourites for this one. We're ready to go against the market and back Grorud as the more likely winners.
Promoted last season, the hosts are W3-D0-L2 on home turf. In those three wins, they've beaten the teams currently 1st, 3rd and 11th - and each time by a couple of goals. They shouldn't be overawed by ninth-placed Kfum Oslo.
The visitors have managed just two points from a possible 12 on the road this term (W0-D2-L2). Going back into last season - when they came home fourth despite a poor away record - they have won just one of their most recent 14 away games (W1-D8-L5). With so many draws in that record, we will take some cover for that outcome with a Draw No Bet. That means if Grorud win, we win, and if it's a draw we get our stake returned.