Norway Eliteserien – Strømsgodset v Brann Preview (29/7/20)

Match Preview

Strømsgodset just haven’t been taking their chances recently and as a result are in the middle of a sticky run. Just 1 win in 7 games isn’t a very good return and this is a testing phase for manager Henrik Pedersen. The team just isn’t clicking at the moment and ultimately their lack of defensive options due to injury and just a general lack of quality is probably hindering them too much. Godset have only kept once clean sheet all season which is a very poor return and something which needs to improve in the future. I could see the likes of Salvesen and Mawa having some good games soon though. They have been getting into some good positions and opportunities have fallen their way, just not converted.

Brann must have some terrible memories of this fixture last season when they lost at Marienlyst 0-6! The visitors look like the better side heading into this contest though and should probably be targeting the 3 points. Inconsistency has plagued Brann this season and more recently lack of finishing has been costly. They should have beaten both Start and Kristiansund but misses from the likes of Bamba especially mean they had to accept just draws out of those fixtures. I actually think over 2.5 goals could be a good bet and I suspect this will be quite an end to end game containing chances. However, the price is poor and whether the attack force of either team can be trusted is debatable.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: None