Action from Dublin on Thursday night as Shamrock Rovers look to cause an upset when they host Odd Bk of the Norwegian League. For those who know the lower leagues across Europe Norway are a step ahead of the League of Ireland and Shamrock Rovers will have a big job on their hands here. But this is a Shamrock Rovers team with plenty of big game experience Stephen MacPhail and Keith Fahey may be in their thirties but the former Leeds United and Birmingham midfielders are still well able to pay and they will fancy this game on Thursday night. To go along with the experience youngsters Drennan and Miele will provide plenty of energy and impotus in attack.
Odd have struggled this season and lie in 7th in their domestic league with goals being the struggle for the team as a whole. Occean is top scorer for the team with just six goals. Jensen and Akabueze have the quality to be a threat to the Shamrock Rovers defence but overall Odd have struggled to get the ball in the net ony six teams have scored less in their domestic league this season and if you are a Rovers fan you have to hope that Odds struggles in front of goal continue on thursday night.
For me there is great value here in taking the Irish team at home. Shamrock Rovers have struggled a little domestically to win games but they have come into some decent form just before the start of this European adventure and they were impressive in the last round winning 3-0 at home at the Tallaght stadium, I think Rovers can take a lead with them back to Norway and I will be taking them to get the job done on Thursday night.