Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Sunday’s football match at Lerkendal Stadion pits together Rosenborg and Start, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Rosenborg are on the right track to book their place in the Europa League, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. Seeing that win over Start will see the Troillongan move one step closer to meeting the goal, we are positive that the hosts will stick to their attacking style of play.
It has to be noted that Rosenborg are eyeing their eighth home win of the season. Start, on the other hand, are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the Norwegian second tier. Since the relegation strugglers are likely to go for a win as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Keep in mind that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Rosenborg’s last eight home games in the Eliteserien.
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.