Brann vs Start
Date: Monday, 6th Monday 2018
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Brann Stadion (Bergen).
Brann went into the mid-season break as the Norwegian Eliteserien leaders and very hopeful of winning their 2nd title since 1963. They can’t afford to have any slip up against struggling visitors who are weary of being relegated as Rosenborg are on their tail.
The break should be a good relief to Brann having slacked in form before the break. They have managed just 2 wins in 8 games in all competitions which is very poor comparing to their form in the start of the season.
However, one of those wins was against Rosenborg which was a good result for them but they lost 4-0 at home to Molde recently. The 18 year old Erling Håland netted 4 times to being Brann down.
We know it’ll be hard for this Start team to do a repeat of that result against Brann. Start are second from the bottom of the table but have been good recently having won twice in their last 3 games. They have also managed 10 points from the last 6 Eliteserien games.
However, all these 10 points for Start came at home. Away from home, they have been poor and we can’t see them getting a result from this game.
Start have a very poor away record with an average of 0.14 points per game and a defeat ratio of 86%. They need to do better if they want to avoid relegation this season.
Except for that one nightmare against Molde, Brann has had an excellent home performance. They have kept clean sheets in 71% of their home games in Eliteserien and will hope to continue their good form.
Brann vs Start: Head to Head
Brann are on a 3-game winning streak against Start. They have also won 3 out of their last 5 home meetings with Start and lost 2 to Start.
Brann vs Start: Prediction
Brann are the favorites in this game considering the poor form of their visitors and we expect them to get a convincing win in this game.
Considering that start have lost 71% of their away games to nil this season and have conceded 8 times more than they have scored we expect a clean sheet for Brann.
Brann vs Start: Bet Tips
SK Brann to win at 1.38 odds
SK Brann win to nil at 2.31 odds.