IK Start vs Bodo Glimt: Preview and Prediction

IK Start vs Bodo/Glimt
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Date: Friday, 8 July 2016
Kick-off: 18:00 UK Time
Venue: Sparebanken Sor Arena (Kristiansand).

Bottom placed Start will be hosting Bodo/Glimit on Friday 8th July 2016 as they hope to revive their already troublesome season with a win in this game. Start have not been able to snatch a win since the beginning of the season, they have played 14 games without a win, they have lost 8 and drawn 6 giving them 6 points so far.

The home team has the worst offensive record in the league as they have scored just 9 goals so far this season, also they have the worst defensive record as they have conceded the highest goals this season (27), and they are currently on a 2 game losing streak. Start has the same record for home and away, they have drawn 3 and lost 4 games but they have scored more goals at home (9) and also conceded more goals at home (16).

On the other hand Bodo/Glimit are also in a poor run of form, but compared to their host, they are better as they have won 3 games so far this season, Bodo/Glimit have lost same number of games (8) as their host and they have 3 drawn 3 games, they are currently on the 13th position with 12 points which is double their opponents who are on 6 points. They have scored 13 goals this season and conceded 19, they without a win in their last 3 games and will be hoping to win this one to get back to winning ways.

IK Start: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Opdal – Robstad, De John, Heikkila, Skogmo – Rasmussen, Hollingen, Nwakali – Borufsen, Ikenna, Sandnes

Bodo Glimt: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Thomas – Jonassen, Bjornbak, Moe, Evardsen – Norman, Barbenko, Jacobsen – Olsen, Azemi, Jevtovi.

IK Start vs Bodo Glimt: Head-to-Head

The two teams have met 23 times with Start winning the most games (9), they have drawn 7 while Bodo/Glimit have won 7.

It might interest you that 22 of the 23 games between the two teams have recorded at least 2 goals. And both teams have scored together in 13 of the 23 games.

IK Start vs Bodo Glimt: Prediction

Games between the two teams are always tough and hardly to predict an outright winner. The game could game either considering the two teams poor run of form, but the home team might get the opportunity of winning their first game of the season.

Considering their previous head to head records and recent form i think the game will record at least 2 goals.

IK Start vs Bodo Glimt-Statistical Prediction-Norwegian Tippeligaen-8-July-2016

1. Both teams to score
2. Over 1.5 goals
3. Start win (risky)