Start vs Bodo/Glimt
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sparebanken Sor Arena, Kristiansand.
Start just can’t seem to catch a break at the start of as they still sit on four points after ten rounds. The team lost eight and drew one of last nine league matches after trashing Tromso 4-1 on the opening day in front of the home fans.
Monday’s match against Bodo/Glimt will be one of the last trains to catch for Mark Dempsey whose job is well in jeopardize after the horrific streak of results. The good news for the English manager is the fact his men are set to play fellow league newcomers in the Matchday No 11.
Superlaget also felt the strength of a higher division football as soon as the season began and they will no doubts struggle badly for the survival in the top flight until the very end of the campaign.
Start vs Bodo/Glimt: Head-to-head
These two sides met in a pre-season friendly in late-February when Bodo/Glimt took a narrow 1-0 victory.
Overall, Superlaget lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of their 29th encounter with Start.
Last term’s clashes in the 1st Division offered true goal fests, producing the total of nine goals (in two games).
Bodo/Glimt have only won 3 of 14 matches played at Sparebanken Sor Arena.
Start vs Bodo/Glimt: Prediction
Bodo will no doubts come into the game as the form favourites. They were unbeaten in four straight league ties before Tromso edged past them 0-1 on Wednesday. Their defensive line should have a chance to keep things tight here knowing Start failed to find the back of the net in each of last four league matches.
The hosts own the league’s weakest attacking record with only seven goals scored in ten matches so far. The match with Bodo/Glimt will be of a huge importance for both managers which is why we don’t expect a high-scoring contest. The main betting option will thus be Start to net less than two goals in the game at the odds of 1.66.
Braver tipsters can chase the draw at the odds of 3.50.
Start vs Bodo/Glimt: Bet Tips
- Start Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66
- Draw @ 3.50.