Brattvag vs Elverum by 20Legend
It is going to be a highly interesting match tonight when two of the top teams meet for the first time this season. Brattvag has started really well and have occupied the 3rd place with 16 points so far this season. The team has been fearless since their promotion last season as they have 5-1-2 in eight games, with a more impressive 19:9 on goal difference. Despite their good performances overall this season, it is not all good that have happened recently. They have lost their last two league games in addition to losing their cup match.
Elverum has just been fantastic this season as no other team is near them at the table. The 1st place is not threatened after Elverum has gone from win to win this season. 8-0-0 has given the team a good start, but also a feared stamp as the best team in the league. If you add 26-0 on goal difference as well, it puts even more fear into their opponents.
Elverum has to be favorites in this match as well given their superb efforts in the past eight games. Elverum has a gap of five points down to 2nd placed Nardo which means that they can afford a loss here. However, given Elverum’s last games it is not looking like that is going to happen. Brattvag has been very solid as well, but they have also experienced a little bump in the road with two straight losses in the league. It is two teams with good offensive powers that meet here, but I am going for few goals today with a special reason.
Elverum has kept a clean sheet for eight straight games which is a major performance no matter what division you are in. They will be historical if they are able to keep a clean sheet for the first 45 minutes in this game which should give them motivation to keep the score low during the first half. Elverum’s dominance has often led to various results given over 2.5 goals with four games gone over and four games gone under that line. Brattvag has been in the other side of the scale with seven of their eight matches going passed 2.5 goals.
With more goals being scored at this level, it is naturally to look at the 3.5 line instead. Both teams are able to score goals, but I do not see this particular match involving four goals. Even though Elverum’s main focus will be on getting another three points, they also want to go for the record and keep a clean sheet in first half at least. With Brattvag’s recent losses in mind as well it is therefore natural to think of Elverum as favorites in this top game.
With that being said, Elverum does often score their goals in the second half which gives another interesting pick here given the focus on a clean sheet in the first half. As I think this match will open more up after the first 45 minutes have been played, I think it is a good chance for the second half to contain most goals in this match.