Sandnes vs Start by Saconex
Sandnes (3) vs Start (2)
Sandnes are in the race for a direct promotion spot, and this match have a lot of value for both teams. As it stands, Sandnes have 30 points, with a record of 9-3-4, same as Start but the visitors have a much better goal difference. Sandnes are coming from a 1-0 win vs Mjondalen (7) last time, and are standing with 4-0-1 last 5 matches. This team have won at home against the other top teams, as Ranheim (4) & Bodo (1) so I really think they should be considered as favourites against a weaker team as Start. Home record all season; 5-2-1 and 10-3 goal difference.
As mentioned, Start are above Sandnes on goal difference. But this team hasn’t impressed many before the summer break and not very much in the last match against Kongsvinger (12) either, although it ended with a 2-1 win they could easily have lost this one. Away record for Start this season; 3-2-3. They are without a win last 4 away matches.
* Start won the reverse fixture in May 2-1, with a 90 min late goal.
Sandnes and Start will probably fight until the end of the season for the last direct promotion spot (together with Ranheim). But after watching Start´s last match, I don’t see how they will manage to threat the hosts here. Start did not perform well in that match and are facing a much better team here. Also, Sandnes have shown that they don’t have problems winning against the other top teams in the league. Home win is the pick.
|Sandnes Win||Unibet||2.00||7||1-1 LOST (-7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.