Norway Eliteserien – Mjøndalen v Kristiansund Preview (28/6/20)

Match Preview

Mjøndalen remain unbeaten and currently have the best defensive record in the league having conceded just once so far. This is no fluke because they are a well drilled outfit under Vegard Hansen and will fight hard for anything. This is a backline which is underrated and to be honest the whole team might be a bit underrated as well. New striker Ibrahim Shuaibu has scored 2 goals in 2 games and he could be a very useful signing upfront. As of yet the manager hasn’t done much rotation to the starting XI so perhaps minutes on the field could catch up with certain players. Overall, I don’t expect too much to change with MIF though.

Last Sunday Kristiansund scored seven goals past Aalesund and they followed that up with a 2-2 midweek draw at Haugesund. That was a less convincing display although manager Christian Michelsen made a lot of changes and is renowned for freshening things up. The actual starting XI is always hard to predict and the biggest question mark is surrounding left winger Amahl Pellegrino who is rated doubtful with injury. I actually think this could be quite a cagey affair and it feels very drawish. I don’t think a 0-0 stalemate will occur but maybe a 1-1 outcome is realistic. Whoever takes the lead will probably be quite careful and employ game management tactics. Nothing from a betting point of view catches my eye.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None