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Kristiansund will be the visitors at Marienlyst Stadion on Sunday for the Eliteserien game with home side Strømsgodset IF.
View all of the Strømsgodset IF v Kristiansund predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Strømsgodset IF will be hoping for a better result following the 2-0 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Stabæk.
It has not been often in recent times that Strømsgodset IF have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Godset have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time. That pattern might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Heading into this contest, Strømsgodset IF haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
In their previous game, Kristiansund drew 2-2 in the Eliteserien match with Molde FK.
For Kristiansund, the scorers were Amahl Pellegrino (53'), Dan Ulvestad (73' Own goal) and Andreas Hopmark (90'). Etzaz Hussain (64') was the scorer for Molde FK.
Kristiansund have regularly broken through opposing defences of late, scoring 5 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, KBK have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Kristiansund:
- haven't been beaten by Strømsgodset IF when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings going back to 30/04/2017 shows that Strømsgodset IF have won 2 of them & Kristiansund 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 25 in total at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 30 on 01/12/2019 when it ended Kristiansund 1-2 Strømsgodset IF.
The referee was Ola Hobber Nilsen.
Team News: Strømsgodset IF
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Strømsgodset IF boss Henrik Pedersen to be concerned with from a near full-strength group. Prosper Mendy (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t play.
It seems likely that Godset will possibly use a 4-3-3 system in the match, beginning the first half with Viljar Myhra, Nicholas Mickelson, Niklas Gunnarsson, Ari Leifsson, Herman Stengel, Jānis Ikaunieks, Mikkel Maigaard, Johan Hove, Moses Mawa, Lars-Jørgen Salvesen and Kristoffer Tokstad.
Team News: Kristiansund
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Kristiansund boss Christian Michelsen to be concerned about. Sean McDermott (Thumb Injury) won’t be in action.
It’s our belief that KBK seem likely to make use of a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Serigne Mor Mbaye, Bent Sørmo, Dan Peter Ulvestad, Aliou Coly, Christoffer Aasbak, Liridon Kalludra, Pål Erik Ulvestad, Andreas Hopmark, Sondre Sørli, Flamur Kastrati and Amahl Pellegrino.
We’re inclined to think that Kristiansund and Strømsgodset IF could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore tipping a score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Marienlyst Stadion (8,935)
Captain: Mikkel Maigaard
Chairman: Ivar Strømsjordet
Manager: Henrik Pedersen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 4
⭐ Key Man: Johan Hove
Normally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Johan Hove was born in Norway. Having made a first senior appearance for Sogndal in the 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far in a total of 4 appearances.