Stromsgodset vs Start
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Marienlyst Stadion (Drammen).
Stromsgodset and Start are going to face each other on Sunday afternoon in a clash of the Norwegian Eliteserien 6th round.
Although they were considered as one of the candidates for the place in European cups next season, Stromsgodset are sitting in the bottom half of the table being 13 points behind their pre-season goal.
Marcus Pedersen and the lads are excellent in the front, but their very bad defending prevented them of winning many more points.
The hosts are in a variable form as they booked just two victories in the past five rounds. They haven’t been as confident at home as in previous campaigns and the hosts suffered three defeats when playing in front of their fans.
Newly promoted Start are struggling to keep their heads above the water and they are sitting on a direct relegation spot. However, they have the same number of points as Stabaek and Lillestrom, but also a very bad goal difference.
Kjetil Rekdal’s side needs to start converting their chances into goals more frequently as they are the least productive team in the competition. On the other hand, their defence is one of the worst in the league by conceding 35 goals.
Start are the poorest visitors in the competition as they managed to get back home undefeated just once from eight outings.
Stromsgodset vs Start: Head-to-head
The hosts have been much more successful in the current decade as they celebrated seven victories in the last ten encounters.
However, in the last three matches, Start managed to remain undefeated, while the crowd was able to see goals in both nets last four times.
Stromsgodset vs Start: Prediction
Stromsgodset are favourites in this one, however the visitors improved their game lately and escaped from the bottom of the table.
The visitors might provide a surprise here by snatching a valuable point from this trip for their relegation battle.
Both sides have been involved in efficient clashes lately and their head to head matches have also been high scoring ones.
We are going to follow recent tradition of their encounters, so we are expecting both teams to score at least once in this one.
Stromsgodset vs Start: Betting Tips
Draw @ 17/4 (5.25)
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 (1.80).