Brann vs Kristiansund (By: Saconex)
Brann (11) vs Kristiansund (7)
Brann are without a win but have faced solid teams in Odd (4) & Stromsgodset (5). After being a serious title contender most of last season, they finished 3rd after a disappointing finish. So, sooner or later this team will start winning matches I think, and this is a perfect opportunity to get off with their first one. 9-4-2 at home last season only tells us how hard they are to break down in front of their fans.
Kristiansund are coming from winning 2-0 vs Valerenga (8), but they lost 2-0 in the first match vs new promoted team Viking (1). They are probably too good for relegation, but they are going into this match as clear underdogs. Expect them to go for the counters because of the fact that Brann will have the possession most of the time. Bad news is that Amang & Gjertsen got injured in the last match. Also striker Kastrati reported injured.
* Brann won a friendly vs Kristiansund in the pre season by 1-3 in February
* Brann won this match by 1-0 last season
I think its fair to consider the hosts as clear favourites here. They are without a win yes, and thats a disappointment yes, but overall they are a much more solid team compared with Kristiansund. Also taking in mind that the guests are struggling with some injuries on important attacking players, so I really dont think they will be able to make big trouble here. Expecting Brann to win, hopefully by 2+ goals.
Brann vs Kristiansund predictions
|Brann AH -1||Bet365||1.94||10||2-1 PUSH (Stake return)|
Brann vs Kristiansund betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Saconex).