Norway Eliteserien – Kristiansund v Sandefjord Preview (29/7/20)

Match Preview

Kristiansund have gone off the boil a bit recently. They are winless in 6 games and now rooted to midtable. It’s hard to say exactly what’s gone wrong but they have faced some tough opposition during this period. Now they have a much more manageable looking game vs Sandefjord. Goals have slightly dried up of late which is of concern and key man Amahl Pellegrino is rated doubtful due to injury here. The manager might not risk him in a fixture like this one. KBK are usually strong at home but have only won once here so far this season. They have got to be willing to be patient here and might have to accept having more of the ball than usual. Head coach Christian Michelsen prefers a counter attacking system but I could see Sandefjord sitting deep trying to frustrate.

I really have to give huge credit to Marti Cifuentes who has got the most out of this poor looking Sandefjord squad. They have the worst team on paper in the entire division but he’s managed to wrangle 10 points out of them so far. Sandefjord have picked up crucial victories facing both Aalaeund and Mjøndalen recently which will have filled them with confidence. The squad is small and sometimes struggled with the midweek fixtures though whereas KBK have a ton of depth and can heavily rotate if needed. Ultimately I think this ends up as a home win but it might not be easy so odds of 1.60 don’t really interest me. Sandefjord will fight hard and even if they lose it might only be by one goal or something.

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