Two mid-table teams will close the 16th round of Norwegian championship. A lot more had been expected from Stromsgodset than from Kristiansund as this is just the second season for it in the elite football league in Norway but still Kristiansund has three points more at the middle of season. Stromsgodset has only recently started to play better and right now it has four-game unbeaten streak that includes two draws, while Kristiansund plays much better at home but shows no oscillations, which is why positioned right in the middle of table. In their first match this season Kristiansund had outclassed Stromsgodset by even 4-0.
According to individual value of its players Stromsgodset should be positioned somewhere around the top of table but it is not the case. The team is in fact placed in the lower half of standings and has just three points more than those in drop zone. They had a very weak six-game winless streak out of which even five were defeats, which landed them at the border of relegation zone, however, they finally improved and right now they have four-game unbeaten streak in the league of two wins and two draws. They did better in the Cup where they eliminated Ranheim in the round of 16.
It is interesting that Stromsgodset won the same team two rounds ago in the league by sound 3-0 at home, while in previous round they drew with Lillestrom 1-1. They were on verge of victory in that match as they had a lead deep in the additional time when they received an equaliser. Midfielder Jradi is in good shape and he scored in two said matches, while now forward Pedersen is out of action due to suspension.
Kristiansund fans are quite surely satisfied with the first part of the season as their team occupies a place in the middle of table and everything is fine as long as they are positioned above the drop zone. At the moment Kristiansund has three points more than team in it, while its record is 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. They had four-game winless streak but they drew three out of those four matches, but they also had three-game winning streak when they won the only time this season outside their pitch.
After three wins Kristiansund lost away to Start, which is placed in the relegation zone, by 2-0 and that was bad result, and after that they merely drew with Sarpsborg at home. They weren’t too far to win the match as they had a lead since middle of first half till 10 minutes before the final whistle when they received the equaliser. Coly had replaced Baranov at the stopper’s position, while Kalludra played instead of Stokke in the midfield. It is quite possible that no new changes will take place for this match as there are no problems with injuries or suspensions.
Stromsgodset has been a disappointment for the time being but recently finished matches seem like a promise of better days. Match with Kristiansund is a good chance to continue with good results as their opponents doesn’t exactly shine when playing away, and is individually much weaker than their hosts.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.69 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 09-Jul-2018 19:00 CET
Event Result: 2:3(1:3)
Profit: +27.60 Units