Stromsgodset comes into this one after away defeat against Valerenga with a routine 2:0 result. They were outplayed in that match, especially in the first part, when both goals were scored.
The hosts took the lead first in the 36th minute, and doubled it in an added time of the first half, with a little help of the away team player Salvesen, who scored an own goal. The visitors didn’t look good enough with the ball in their feet in the continuation, their attacks were not sharp enough, and with that kind of play weren’t dangerous for the opponent’s goal.
Stromsgodset is currently at the 9th place at the table with twelve points, still far away from European exit places.
Defender Parr (4/0) is still out injured, as well as midfielder Stengel (6/1).
Brann played a pretty balanced match in the last round against Kristiansund, when they, not surprisingly, come out with a 1:1 draw at their home.
All the goal-scoring action in this encounter was seen in the second part of the match, when the hosts scored first in the 73rd minute over Koomson, while the guests were able to level up in the 87th minute via Ulvestad. As already mentioned, the match was a balanced one, so the result is quite fair too.
Brann is at the 7th place with fifteen points, still having some chance to catch up on European third place, which is four points ahead.
Defender Teniste (5/0) is doubtful but probably ready, while suspended remains midfielder Ordagic (10/0) who already collected his fourth yellow this season.
Goals should be all over the place
If we take a look at the history of matches of these two teams, one thing stands out – goals are pretty often. This one shouldn’t be any different. Neither of them should stay passive, as they feel comfortable in the offense, with the defense of both teams not functioning as it should.