Norway Eliteserien – Kristiansund v Mjøndalen Preview (22/11/20)

Match Preview

Kristiansund

  • No win in four games as a collection of draws have stalled them recently
  • Stuck in 6th position with a decent gap both above and below them
  • Only the 11th best home record this season with a 4-4-3 record
  • No new injuries. Striker Flamur Kastrati remains suspended

Mjøndalen

  • Huge victory last time out vs local rivals SIF has given them more hope
  • Second bottom of the table but are within striking distance of those above them now
  • Midfielder Martin Ovenstad suspended and attacker Fredrik Brustad rated doubtful
  • Lost 8 out 12 away games including their last 4 consecutively

Conclusion & Betting analysis

KBK haven’t won for a while but have endured a brutal fixture list in recent weeks. Their run of Rosenborg, VIF, Glimt and then Molde has thankfully come to an end and this is a much more manageable game. The question is whether it has taken some wind out of their sails. Today they face a MIF team who are fighting for their lives and will be giving it absolutely anything. They can be an absolute bitch to face with their start/stop tactics. The extra motivation of MIF might be a factor to consider but Kristiansund are much the better team overall so maybe their class will show. Nothing interests me here. My best guess is for a home win something like 2-0 or 2-1 but I’m not really sure. 

Prediction: 2-1

Recommended bet: None