Norway Eliteserien – Start v Aalesund Preview (30/8/20)

Match Preview

Start had somewhat of a revival in form by beating Vålerenga but they crashed down to earth by getting hammered 0-6 by Glimt last week. They are not the first team and probably won’t be the last to get smashed by the table toppers so we perhaps shouldn’t judge them too harshly. It’s fixtures like this which will determine their survival. We have a battle between the bottom two teams in the table although Aalesund are some way adrift right now.

This match would be a bankver over bet but for the fact that Aalesund have a new manager. They sacked Lars Bohinen and replaced him with ex Brann boss Lars Arne Nilsen. Strange things can happen when there’s a manager change at any club. Maybe AFK will suddenly be more defensively sound? LAN will surely look to tighten things up but maybe he will need some extra time, such as the international break to implement his tactics. I think this will probably be a higher scoring game due to the desperate position both teams are in but I can’t be taking over 3.25 goals after the shake up at Aalesund.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: None