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Start are the guests at Skagerak Arena on Sunday for the Eliteserien game with hosts ODD Grenland.
All ODD Grenland v Start game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
ODD Grenland will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against Vålerenga.
Herolind Shala (39') and Matthías Vilhjálmsson (86') scored for Vålerenga.
Matches involving ODD Grenland have usually been entertaining encounters recently with high scoring expected. Over their past six games, the sum total of 23 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 12 of those accredited to Oddrane.
Their prior results show that ODD Grenland:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Start in their previous 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- are unbeaten in their last 9 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Start will come into the game following a 3-2 Eliteserien win in the defeat of Sarpsborg 08 in their most recent match.
For Start, the scorers were Erlend Segberg (36', 47') and Kevin Kabran (88'). Anton Salétros (21') and Ole Jørgen Halvorsen (45') scored for Sarpsborg 08.
Looking at their form, and Start have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. Defensively, Start have been far from perfect. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, of course.
Their past results show that Start:
- have not beaten ODD Grenland when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 11 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 16/08/2015 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Start. They have not been able to come away with any wins at all while ODD Grenland have dominated them, beating them in 100 per cent of those ties.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 18 for Oddrane and 1 netted by Start. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The last league contest between these sides was Eliteserien match day 4 on 27/06/2020 when the final score was Start 0-5 ODD Grenland.
The match was refereed by Sigurd Kringstad.
Team News: ODD Grenland
ODD Grenland boss Jan Nornes will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Start
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Start gaffer Jóhannes Harðarson to be concerned with. Henrik Gjesdal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
Our assessment is that Start have the firepower to get a goal against this ODD Grenland outfit, although it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for ODD Grenland at full-time. Could easily see this go either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Skagerak Arena (12,000)
Captain: Steffen Hagen
Chairman: Trond Haukvik
Manager: Jan Nornes
Competitions: Eliteserien position 5
🔑 Star Player: Mushaga Bakenga
Generally taking up the Striker position, Mushaga Bakenga was born in Trondheim, Norway. After having played his first senior match for Rosenborg BK in the 2009 season, the gifted Forward has got 9 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far from a total of 20 appearances.