Start suffered a loss in a very dynamic match last Sunday evening against Kristiansund with 3:2 in an away match. The visitors conceded very early, in the 13th minute, and despite the fact that they looked better in the first part, went on a break with 0:1 deficit.
In continuation, Skaanes showed a great mood, as he turned the result to the guest’s favor with goals in the 67th and the 72nd minute, but the celebration was short-lived. Only three minutes later the home team leveled up, and in the 82nd minute, they scored a winning goal and justified the role of favorites in this one.
Start is currently at the 15th place with only nine points. Points here are more than needed for the home side.
Defender Gjesdal (no performance so far) remains injured, while doubtful are midfielder Aremu (4/0) and forward Bringaker (11/4).
Valerenga positively surprised in the last round against Bodo/Glimt, as they were able to walk away with a 2:2 home draw. They started the match in the best possible way, as they were able to score in the first minute over Vilhjalmsson.
The home team kept their lead for the next thirty-four minutes, but their concentration decreased, as they conceded two goals, and went to the locker room with 1:2 disadvantage. The break came at the right time for the hosts, as they visibly raised their level of play in the second part, and with a goal over Donnum in the 75th minute, they set the final score in this encounter.
Valerenga is at 4th place in the standings, only two points behind Odd and a ticket for Europa League.
Forward Camara (2/0) is doubtful for the guests, while midfielder Horn Myhre (11/0) should return back from the suspension, while defender Borchgrevink
(13/0) should be suspended now.
Both teams are looking better in the offense
Valerenga is entering this one well-motivated carried by the good result from the previous match, and with that third place being in their reach, I see them in an offensive approach. Start shouldn’t be underestimated in this one, as they proved that they can put up quite a resistance to far better teams than themselves. Goals should be frequent from both sides here, with both being in close to a must-win situation and both looking far better in the offense.