Brann vs Mjondalen
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2021
Kick-off 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Brann Stadion.
Brann will be desperate to pick up their second win of the season and move away from the very foot of the Eliteserien standings after Sunday’s home clash with Mjondalen.
Brann have not been pulling up any trees at the beginning of the 2021 Eliteserien campaign. They won just 1 of 13 league games and currently sit at the rock-bottom of the standings having collected just 6 points along the way.
The team led by Kare Ingebrigtsen boast the division’s worst defensive record with 26 goals conceded so far in the campaign (two per match). Brann did not keep a clean sheet in five subsequent league outings going into this weekend’s fixture. They could at least hope for one here, knowing about Mjondalen’s pedigree.
The visitors (played the 4th division football just 15 years ago) tend to park the bus and wait for their chances from counter attacks against most teams in the top flight. They barely saved the top flight status last year, only thanks to the last-gasp goal against Sogndal in the relegation playoffs.
Mjondalen, however, did manage their second victory of the season last Saturday when they demolished Haugesund 3-0 on the home patch.
Brann vs Mjondalen Head-to-head
- Brann will play against the tradition here as they have never managed to beat Mjondalen.
- The visitors have a fantastic record of six wins and two draws in eight meetings with Brann.
- Mjondalen kept five clean sheets in the last six encounters with Brann.
- Just one of the last five head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Brann vs Mjondalen Prediction
This game has a huge importance for both teams, Brann in particular. The hosts just can’t afford another failure here as a defeat would seriously hurt their ambitions of avoiding the drop to second tier football next season.
Looking at the head to head record and knowing about Mjondalen’s defensive-minded style, we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best betting option here. You can go for it at the odds of 1.85. Braver punters can try with the correct score pick, backing the hosts to win 1-0 at the sky-high 7.50 odds.
Brann vs Mjondalen Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85 odd
Correct Score – 1:0 Brann @ 7.50 odd.