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Aalesunds FK host visiting opponents Start at Color Line Stadion in the Eliteserien clash on Wednesday.
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Aalesunds FK will be looking for an improved result here following the 3-2 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against ODD Grenland.
For Aalesunds FK, the goalscorers were Simen Nordli (18') and Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson (90' Own goal). Tobias Lauritsen (11') and Espen Ruud (37') scored for ODD Grenland.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that things desperately need to get better in the Aalesunds FK rearguard. Tangotrøyene have watched a total of 18 goals go past their goalkeeper during the period covering their previous six clashes.
Their past results show that Aalesunds FK:
- are unbeaten in the league by Start in their previous 5 games.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
In their previous fixture, Start drew 0-0 in the Eliteserien tie with Stabæk.
Clashes involving Start have ended up being rather bland affairs recently with a battle of the defences becoming the standard. During their past 6 clashes, the very low gross goal sum of 6 has been recorded between both them and their opponents at an average goals per game of 1. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
Their previous form shows that Start:
- are winless against Aalesunds FK when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings dating back to 27/06/2015 tells us that Aalesunds FK have won 4 of these games & Start 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
In all, 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 11 for Tangotrøyene and 6 for Start. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
Team News: Aalesunds FK
Nenass (Groin Surgery), Jordon Mutch (Unknown Injury) and Torbjörn Agdestein (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Aalesunds gaffer Lars Bohinen. Davíd Kristján Ólafsson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s our opinion that Tangotrøyene will possibly opt for a 3-5-2 formation for the game featuring Gudmund Kongshavn, Daniel Leo Gretarsson, Jonas Grønner, Oddbjørn Lie, Jorgen Hatlehol, Simen Bolkan Nordli, Parfait Bizoza, Niklas Fernando Castro, Shaquill Sno, Sigurd Haugen and Holmbert Aron Fridjonsson.
Team News: Start
Start manager Jóhannes Harðarson has to choose a team with limited availability. Adeleke Akinyemi (Ankle Injury) and Henrik Gjesdal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We reckon that Start will likely make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting the game with Amund Wichne, Eirik Wichne, Vegard Bergan, Jesper Daland, Kristoffer Tønnessen, Isaac Twum, Eirik Schulze, Mathias Bringaker, Eman Markovic, Kevin Kabran and Steffen Skålevik.
In our view, Start will do well to hit the back of the net against this Aalesunds FK team who should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’ve gone for a good battle with a 1-0 win for Aalesunds FK at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Color Line Stadion (10,778)
Captain: Fredrik Carlsen
Chairman: Jan Petter Hagen
Manager: Lars Bohinen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 16
🔑 Star Player: Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson
Regularly played in the Striker position, Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson was born in Iceland. Having made his senior debut playing for Brøndby IF in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in the Eliteserien 2020 campaign so far in 7 appearances.