Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Tromso and Stromsgodset, Rosenborg will look to keep on climbing the standings when they take on Odd at their Lerkendal Stadion. The Troillongan have been showing signs of improvement of late, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to represent Norway in European competitions for yet another season. Olaus Skarsem has joined the likes of Henriksen, Thorvaldsson, and Augustinsson in the recovery room. Morten Bjorlo is widely expected to replace Skarsem in the starting XI.
The Oddrane, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Aalesund and Valerenga, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Trondheim. In their last meeting at the venue Rosenborg defeated Odd thanks to Noah Holm’s goal and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Markus Henriksen):
Markus Henriksen is a Norwegian footballer who was born in Trondheim on 25 July, 1992. As expected, he played for his hometown club Rosenborg during his youth career and he made no less than 78 league appearances for the Troillongan at senior level. He scored 11 league goals for the club from 2009 to 2012 and he won two domestic trophies with the Norwegian outfit (2009, 2010).
On 31 August, 2012 he signed a five-year deal with AZ Alkmaar for a fee of €2 million. Henriksen made his AZ debut on 16 September, 2012 in a 4-0 win over Roda and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. The attacking midfielder has nine caps for Norway U21 team and he made his debut for the first team in a 2-1 loss to Croatia on 12 October, 2010.
On 31 August, 2016 he signed a loan deal with Hull City, which should be made permanent in 2017. You should have in mind that Henriksen is capable of playing as both central midfielder and a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Rosenborg):
Rosenberg are undisputedly the most famous Norwegian club. The Troillongan have participated in the Champions League group stages on several occasions and they are the dominant force in the Norwegian Premier League. Rosenborg won their 24th (record) domestic title in 2016, with the team finishing the season 15 points clear of second-placed Brann.
The Norwegian side are well known for their black and white kits and Lerkendal Stadion is the club’s home ground. The capacity of the venue is 21.405 and the stadium was opened back in 1947. John Carew is the most notable footballer who played for Rosenborg in the past and it has to be noted that the powerful centre-forward scored 18 goals in 18 appearances in the league for the Troillongan.
Nowadays Nicklas Bendtner wears Rosenborg shirt, but he did not help the Norwegian champions make it to the Champions League group stages. Rosenborg eliminated Dundalk in the second qualifying round, but Scottish side Celtic proved to be a big catch for Kare Hedley Ingebrigtsen’s troops in round 3.