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Start face off with guests Mjøndalen at Sparebanken Sør Arena in this Eliteserien match on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Start v Mjøndalen can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Start will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-2 Eliteserien defeat last time out to Aalesunds FK.
For Start, the scorers were Mathias Bringaker (16') and Eirik Schulze (19'). Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson (17', 61', 81') scored for Aalesunds FK.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Start have been participants. In terms of the goal attribution from that period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 6 and Start totted up 4. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will continue on in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Start:
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 6 league games. Fans are getting restless.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of ODD Grenland in Eliteserien action, Mjøndalen and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Joshua Kitolano (42', 87') was the scorer for ODD Grenland.
The attacking players from Mjøndalen have failed to get amongst the goals over their previous six encounters, netting the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, Mjøndalen have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 11.
Heading into this contest, Mjøndalen have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league match featuring the two was Eliteserien match day 28 on 23/10/2015 when the final score was Start 1-1 Mjøndalen.
The referee was Svein Oddvar Moen.
Team News: Start
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Start manager Jóhannes Harðarson to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Henrik Gjesdal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Mjøndalen
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is just a single fitness worry for the Mjøndalen boss Vegard Hansen to be concerned about. Vamouti Diomande (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action. Alexander Hansen cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re of the opinion that Mjøndalen will manage to get a goal against this Start lineup, although that realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 victory for Start after 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sparebanken Sør Arena (14,563)
Captain: Erlend Segberg
Chairman: Christopher Langeland
Manager: Jóhannes Harðarson
Competitions: Eliteserien position 15
⭐ Star Player: Mathias Bringaker
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Mathias Bringaker was born in Jørpeland, Norway. After having made a senior debut playing for Viking FK in the 2016 season, the gifted Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Eliteserien 2020 campaign to date in 11 appearances.