Eliteserien preview: Can Strømsgodset edge out victory against Start?

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Competition: Norway Eliteserien
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Marienlyst Stadion (8935 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Eliteserien, with both Strømsgodset and Start experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 11th and the visitors in 14th place.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Strømsgodset form and stats

When playing at home in the Eliteserien, Strømsgodset have managed 3 wins, 4 draws and suffered 3 defeats from 10 games. Strømsgodset are splitting points both home and away, currently holding an interesting streak of five drawn games in a row. Two draws in a row at home now for Strømsgodset.

Strømsgodset travelled for their previous game, a trip to Viking that ended 2-2. The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 0-0 versus Sarpsborg 08.

Opportunity lost for Strømsgodset in the Viking match as a lead 2-0 was lost and what looked like a victory ended in a draw.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Strømsgodset handle that role? We have found eleven games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are five wins, four draws and two defeats.

Strømsgodset have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Marienlyst Stadion with 15 goals in 10 league matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Strømsgodset defense is not exactly impregnable. 18 goals conceded from 10 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Start form and stats

There's been little loot from Start's travels as they have only collected 2 points from 9 away games in the Eliteserien. Start, who have the fewest scored goals (7) away in Eliteserien, only have 0 wins to counter their 7 defeats and 2 draws. Bitter travels for Start as they have lost five games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Brann match.

Start are travelling after their nice 5-1 home win in the Eliteserien against Haugesund (placed 13th). Preceding that game, the 0-2 loss visiting Stabæk's place.

As mentioned above, Start was the only team on the pitch versus Haugesund in their previous game, winning 5-1. This could be a tougher task.

We have checked recent matches where Start have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those three games were zero victories, zero draws and three defeats.

The visitors have scored 7 goals from 9 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. The opposition has been scoring high and low on Start's goalkeeper in away games this season, as they have let in 24 goals in 9 travels.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Start - Strømsgodset 2-2 played earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Strømsgodset four wins, six draws and Start zero victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

StrømsgodsetJ. Hove
J. Hove
8 goals
StartE. Schulze
E. Schulze
7 goals
StrømsgodsetL. Salvesen
L. Salvesen
6 goals

Strømsgodset missing players

Start missing players

Strømsgodset Start
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
20 10 3 Played P 3 9 20
5 3 1 Won W 0 0 4
8 4 1 Drew D 1 2 6
7 3 1 Lost L 2 7 10
28 15 6 Scored S 4 7 24
37 18 6 Conceded C 6 24 39
90% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 90%
85% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 78% 75%
60% 60% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 56% 60%
50% 50% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 56% 45%
25% 20% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 44% 35%
60% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 67% 44% 50%
15% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 20%
35% 30% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 56% 40%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.4 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.7 1.9
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
244 134 38 Total Shots T S 40 103 257
66 34 14 Shots on Target S O 9 31 79
42% 44% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 23% 30%
Key stats in Eliteserien this season:
  • Start has the fewest scored goals (7) away in Eliteserien
  • Start has the the worst goal difference (-17) away in Eliteserien
  • Start have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Start have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Start have yet to win a game away.
  • Start haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Strømsgodset have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Start have scored away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bodø / Glimt 20 18 2 0 69 21 10 10 0 0 37 8 10 8 2 0 32 13 48 56
2 Rosenborg 20 11 5 4 40 21 11 7 3 1 27 12 9 4 2 3 13 9 19 38
3 Molde 20 12 1 7 48 24 9 7 0 2 24 6 11 5 1 5 24 18 24 37
4 Vålerenga 20 10 5 5 33 27 10 7 3 0 24 11 10 3 2 5 9 16 6 35
5 Odd 20 11 2 7 37 32 10 7 1 2 21 12 10 4 1 5 16 20 5 35
6 Kristiansund 20 9 7 4 41 29 9 4 3 2 24 16 11 5 4 2 17 13 12 34
7 Viking 20 8 5 7 38 38 10 4 3 3 23 18 10 4 2 4 15 20 0 29
8 Sarpsborg 08 20 8 3 9 25 25 11 6 1 4 17 9 9 2 2 5 8 16 0 27
9 Stabæk 20 6 7 7 25 32 10 4 3 3 11 10 10 2 4 4 14 22 -7 25
10 Brann 20 6 5 9 25 33 10 2 3 5 13 14 10 4 2 4 12 19 -8 23
11 Strømsgodset 20 5 8 7 28 37 10 3 4 3 15 18 10 2 4 4 13 19 -9 23
12 Sandefjord 20 7 2 11 21 31 9 3 2 4 7 11 11 4 0 7 14 20 -10 23
13 Haugesund 20 6 4 10 24 36 10 4 2 4 16 18 10 2 2 6 8 18 -12 22
14 Start 20 4 6 10 24 39 11 4 4 3 17 15 9 0 2 7 7 24 -15 18
15 Mjøndalen 20 4 2 14 15 36 9 2 0 7 6 14 11 2 2 7 9 22 -21 14
16 Aalesund 20 1 4 15 25 57 11 1 2 8 14 30 9 0 2 7 11 27 -32 7

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Read more about Eliteserien

Eliteserien is at the top of the Norwegian football league system. Seasons run from March to November with the 16 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 240 fixtures. When all these are played, the top team in the league table is the the “League Winner” while the winner of the cup in Norway is the “Norwegian Champion”.