Lillestrom vs Start: Preview and Predictions

Lillestrom vs Start
Norwegian Eliteserien
Date: 9th April 2018, Monday
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Arasen Stadion (Lillestrom).

Lillestrom welcome IK Start on the matchday four of the 2018 Norwegian Eliteserien season.

After finishing 12th in the league last season, Lillestrom did not have the best of the starts to the current campaign. The team managed only 1 point from their 3 games so far, a sign of the glory days of the club are long gone. Yet, Monday will see them playing for the second time at home, and having held Sarpsborg to a 2-2 draw in their first match here, head-coach Arne Erlandsen will be coy on a positive result.

Meantime, IK Start returned to the Eliteserien just after a season in the second division. The team managed by former Molde assistant Mark Dempsey made a stunning start to the campaign with a 4-1 win against Tromso. But, we also saw the other side of the team when they lost to Sandefjord by the same score-line. One thing for sure is that Dempsey wants his team to play attacking football and we may see quite a few surprise results on the way.

Lillestrom vs Start: Head-to-head

  • The last four league fixtures between the sides are draws.
  • And those four games saw under 2.5 goals.
  • Still, both teams have scored in 5 of their last 6 h2h meetings.
  • Lillestrom are unbeaten at home to Start in all competitions since 2000. A streak of 12 Eliteserien matches with 10 wins and 2 draws.
  • Also, the last 7 home matches of Lillestrom versus Start saw both teams scoring.
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Lillestrom vs Start: Prediction

Goals are expected in this fixture as Lillestrom have scored 4 and conceded 7 from their opening three matches of the season whereas Start netted and let in 5 each. The historic data of their head-to-head matches at the Arasen Stadion throw lights to the fact that this is often a high scoring game. Since, the teams are in indifferent form, our main pick has to be both teams to score.

Lillestrom vs Start: Bet Tips

Both teams to Score for 1.80 odd is a banker bet.

Lillestrom to win for 1.80 odd is a decent alternate since they won 10 of the last 12 home matches against Start.