In the first leg in qualifications for Champions League, Strömsgodset will host Steaua Bucharest.
Strömsgodset is the last season champion in Tippeligaen, while this season they are standing at the 2nd position with 5 points less than leader Molde.
They are playing superb this season, especially at home. Strömsgodset is the best home team in Tippeligaen this season (7-1-0).
On the other side, Steaua Bucharest have already played in the Champions league last season, but they were in the very strong group with Chelsea, Schalke and Basel and failed to go through, finished at the bottom of the table.
Steaua played in the Romaninan Super Cup 5 five days ago against Astra and lost after penalties. I wrote a betting preview about that match and mentioned that Steaua have lost many important players from the last season. You can read more about it on this link.
Many players which should start tonight were in the squad against Astra in Super Cup and played 120 minutes, so they will be a little tired.
Steaua have played only one official match this season (against Astra), while Strömsgodset side is at the middle of season and in a good form.
For visitors the most important thing for is to not get injured in this match, because the game will be played at the artificial turf.
An important defender Gardos (29/2 d) is the last-term injury.
Strömsgodset: Horn (2/0 d), Madsen (6/0 d) and midfielder Odsen (10/0 m) are all out.
I expect tough match, but because all above written things I would give an advantage to Strömsgodset in the first match.
Strömsgodset vs Steaua Bucharest Betting Tip: Strömsgodset Ah +0 @ 1.98 (Bet365)
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