Brann failed to record a victory in the last match against Start, despite being a favorite. Instead, they come from a 1:1 draw, playing at their home stadium. All the goals in this encounter were seen in the first part of the match.
Visitors took the lead first when Ahamada scored an own goal in the 28th minute, with the hosts being able to equalize in the 41st minute over Koomson. Both teams had several chances in the second part, but a mixture of efficiency lack and good performance of the goalkeepers prevented them to score.
Brann is currently at the 6th place at the table, two points behind European placed Valerenga.
Goalkeeper McDermott (28/0), last season) is still out injured. Doubtful is defender Teniste (5/0), with defender Acosta (7/0) probably being ready for ninety minutes this time, same as midfielder Barmen (5/0).
Kristiansund hosted Valerenga in the last round of the Eliteserien when they played a match in which, unfortunately, no goals were seen.
Guests had the ball possession during the first part of the match, they were a team that showed more, but the end of an attack didn’t work quite well for them. In the continuation, a more balanced play was seen, but neither having concrete solutions in the offense.
Kristiansund is positioned at the 9th place in the overall standings with eleven points, with much room to improve their appearances in the next weeks.
Forward Kastrati (8/0) should be fully ready now, with midfielder Ulvestad (7/0) remaining doubtful.
Teams concede easily
If we look at the history of the matches of these two teams, a pattern is obvious. Brann is a slight favorite in this one, however with very vulnerable defense. The guests are definitely coming to play more openly, while I can’t see them walking away goalless twice in a row – not with the way they play.