Norway Eliteserien – Aalesund v Start Preview (29/7/20)

Match Preview

Here we have a meeting between the bottom two teams in the Eliteserien. Both Aalesund and Start remain winless after 10 games which is a nightmare after their promotion. Much more was expected of Aalesund especially but Lars Bohinen just can’t see to get anything to work. The major problem for AFK is conceding goals. Incredibly, they’ve shipped in 32 so far at an average of 3.2 per game which is crazy. I have to say that at this stage I have no faith in this defence and I don’t think Bohinen is going to be able to fix it very easily. Aalesund need to re-find their scoring boots and hope to beat someone 2-1 or 3-2 because there is no way they look capable of keeping a clean sheet.

Start have major problems at the other end and can’t seem to hit the back of the net. Only Haugesund have netted less than their measly 8 goal tally. One thing Start have done well recently though is become hard to beat. The visitors head into this match on the back of three consecutive draws facing RBK, Brann and Stabaek. This is perhaps surprising but they’ve dug in and fought for everything. If only just a few more chances have been taken and they might have won 1 or 2 of those games. These sort of matches either explode into something wild or are cagey and tight. I honestly can’t make up my mind although I suspect both will have a proper go at winning. Maybe something like a 2-2 draw to still keep both without a victory?

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: None