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Start will be the visitors at J.J. Ugland Stadion – Levermyr on Saturday for the OBOS-ligaen clash with home side Jerv.
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Jerv will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 6-2 OBOS-ligaen loss in their previous game against KFUM Oslo.
The only player to score from Jerv was Samuel Pedro (11', 92'). Akinsola Akinyemi (30', 50') and Moussa Njie (85', 87') scored for KFUM Oslo.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Jerv have taken part. Opposing sides scored 18 of them in this period whereas Jerv managed a tally of 9. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
Coming into this clash, Jerv are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
In their last game, Start drew 2-2 in the OBOS-ligaen match with Fredrikstad FK.
For Start, the goals were scored by Tom Strannegård (61') and Luc Mares (71'). Jóannes Bjartalíð (23') and Henrik Kjelsrud Johansen (84') scored for Fredrikstad FK.
A succession of steadfast showings by the Start defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures combined. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 9.
Head to head
The previous league contest between these sides was OBOS-ligaen match day 13 on 23/06/2023 when it ended Start 2-1 Jerv.
Team News: Jerv
Peter Wilson (Patella rupture) and Andreas Olsvoll (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Jerv boss Arne Sandstø. Felix Schröter will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Start
Start boss Sindre Tjelmeland has some current player fitness concerns. Jack Lahne (Achilles tendon rupture) and Eirik Schulze (Achilles tendon surgery) will miss out on this game.
We’re inclined to think that Start and Jerv should both be able to find the back of the net at least once here although it’s difficult at this stage to select a clear winner.
An eventful draw is therefore a real possibility, and we are expecting it to be very tight. We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 2-2 draw at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: J.J. Ugland Stadion – Levermyr (3,300)
Captain: Mathias Wichmann
Chairman: Per Gunnar Topland
Manager: Arne Sandstø
Competitions: OBOS-ligaen position 12