Norway Eliteserien – Start v Stabaek Preview (26/7/20)

Match Preview

I have to admit I’m really surprised that Start have managed to avoid defeat against Rosenborg and Brann recently. They’ve actually shown something in those fixtures that might suggest they have a chance of getting out of trouble this season. Start remain winless and have a habit of making key mistakes at the wrong time. Late goals have cost them points but actually from a defensive point of view they’ve been reasonably solid. At least from a statistical point of view it would seem that way with Start only conceding 4 goals in their last 5 games. Hitting the back of the net at the other end is definitely a problem at the moment though.

Stabaek travel here 6th in the table and they are a difficult team to predict. You never really know which version of them might show up but what I do know is they possess a number of technically gifted players who can perform on any given day. Stabaek have won both of their last two away games and can be extremely dangerous on the counter attack at pace. I would lean towards another away victory here but I’ve been burned betting against Start in the last couple of matchers so will refrain and give them a bit more respect. Over/under is also difficult to predict here. I would lean towards over and a game with decent chances but overall a tricky fixture.

Prediction: 1-2

Recommended bet: None