Kristiansund vs Odds Ballklubb
Date: Saturday, 12 June 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion.
Kristiansund look for their 5th win on the trot when they welcome Odds Ballklubb in the Saturday’s Eliteserien fixture.
Since starting the campaign on back-to-back defeats to title favourites Rosenborg and Molde, Kristiansund regrouped quickly and bagged wins against Valerenga, Stromsgodset, Sarpsborg and Lillestrom.
All wins came by exact 1-goal margin and they climbed to third in the standings, just 2 points behind Rosenborg with a game in hand and a perfect platform for heights in the season.
Odd started the season late and played only 4 matches and their form has been hot and cold so far.
However, their fourth game is a price-less 1-0 win against defending champions Bodo/Glimt and they have garnered much needed confidence at the international break. Meantime, there have been 2 draws and a narrow 1-0 defeat in the previous three.
Kristiansund vs Odd Head-to-head
There are no easy winners when these two meet though Odd won 3 times as against 2 wins for Kristiansund in as many as 8 Eliteserien duels. The remaining 3 are scored draws.
Last season, the match result tipped in favour of the home team of the day, Odd 2-1 and then Kristiansund 4-3.
Both teams scored in all except 1 of those 8 meetings, while over 2.5 goals were scored in half of those games.
Odds Ballklubb are yet to win an Eliteserien game at this stadium, though they drew three on the trot before a loss in the 2020 season.
Kristiansund vs Odd Prediction
On paper, Kristiansund are the better team and much of their success is built on the backend of a strong defense and quality strikers who can take the limited chances at their disposal.
Odd on the other hand have seen all kinds of results this season, yet the win against Bodo just before the international break could give them some confidence.
However, Kristiansund are slight favourites here on the back of an unbeaten record in head-to-head matches at this stadium. It will be a risky punt, yet the price of 2.10 odd on home win is too good to turn down.