Oster-Norrkoping Betting Preview: Expect the teams to share the spoils in a high-scoring game

The Myresjohus Arena has not hosted a match since the end of May, but our tipster expects the visitors to make the wait worthwhile with an entertaining encounter
Norrkoping’s visit to Oster on Monday gives the home fans their first chance to see their team in action in over three weeks and they will be hoping to make up for lost time by collecting three precious points.

With a game in hand, victory would see Andreas Thomsson’s newly-promoted side move level on points with their opponents and they are slight 7/5 (2.40) favourites with Paddy Power to come out on top.

After finishing fifth last season, the visitors have started the new campaign in disappointing fashion and are available at 13/8 (2.63) to pick up their first win in five games.

There have been no draws in any of the last 10 meetings between these sides, but you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) on them sharing the spoils this time out.

The Sheriffs have struggled at times to put the ball in the back of the net this campaign, but have scored twice in each of their last two home games and should be confident of continuing this improved form against a visiting side who have not kept a single clean sheet all season.

Only one team have conceded more goals than Jan Andersson’s outfit in the Allsvenskan, although they have also outscored all but four of the teams in the division, including second-placed Goteborg.

A high-scoring game therefore looks likely and odds of 4/6 (1.67) are not to be missed on both sides hitting the back of the net, in a bet that would have paid out in nine of the guests’ last 10 fixtures.

Any away fans making the trip north to Vaxjo will know not to get their hopes up too much should their side score first, as they have thrown away the lead in each of their last three games on the road, ending up with just a point on each occasion.

This inability to kill a game off has seen Snoka fail to win away since the first game of the season and odds of 16/5 (4.20) certainly seem generous on this trend continuing with a score draw at the Myresjohus Arena.

Both teams to score at 4/6 (1.67) with Paddy Power
Score draw at 16/5 (4.20) with Paddy Power

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