Stabaek vs Start: Preview and Predictions

Stabaek vs IK Start
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Nadderud Stadion (Bekkestua).

It is a battle between two teams at the foot of the Norwegian Eliteserien when Stabaek welcome the newly promoted IK Start to the Nadderud Stadion on Wednesday evening.

Both teams are locked on 3 points and occupy the last two spots in the league table. Start had registered a win though it came on matchday one and lost 4 on the bounce since.

On the other hand, Stabaek drew 3 of their 5 games so far. The plus is that they played once at home this season and the first was a 1-1 draw with Tromso.

Another similarity between the teams is their goal aggregate. Stabaek scored 5 and Start 6, while they conceded 11 and 14, respectively.

Stabaek vs Start: Head-to-head

Stabaek won their last three matches against Start scoring at least 3 goals in each.

The last 13 h2h meetings between Stabaek and Start saw over 2.5 goals.

Stabaek lost just 1 of their 10 home matches versus Start; won 7 and drew 2.

Stabaek vs Start: Predictions

Both teams are in the worst possible shape. But Stabaek have a good chance to put their season on track here. They are win-less with 3 draws and 2 losses from the 5 games so far, but they have only played one at home which was a stalemate with Tromso.

On another day, I would be expecting better from Start, but half of their first team players are side-lined with injuries. This explains why they suffered heavy defeats since starting off the season with a win.

Stabaek vs Start: Bet Tips

  • FT – Stabaek to win @ 2.07 with 1xBet
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.82 with the same firm.