Kristansund will play host to Brann on Monday, July 5, at Kristiansund Stadion. It will mark their first meeting of Eliteserien 2021 season and first since September 2020, when they parted ways with a 1-1 draw.
Kristiansund vs Brann
When: Monday, July 5 – 19:00 CEST
Where: Kristiansund Stadion in Kristiansund, Norway
Weather: Showers, 21°C
Referee: Jan Petter Randen (NOR)
It will not be very nice weather this evening in Kristiansund, with rain showers making it difficult for both teams. On top of that, neither team has been in a good scoring mood of late, with each managing only three goals in the past three rounds of Eliteserien.
This should make you wonder whether tonight’s bout between Kristiansund vs Brann is going to be a boring one. It might, for football fans at least. However, the same doesn’t apply to bettors.
No Wins for Kristiansund in Almost a Month
Kristiansund’s form has been very streaky this entire season. They started their 2021 Eliteserien campaign with two straight losses and then went on to win five in a row. However, they soon lost their momentum and went on to produce two draws and one loss against Haugesund (0-3), Mjondalen (1-1), and Tromso (0-0).
Despite that streak of underwhelming results, Christian Magnus Thim Michelsen’s men are still one of the top teams in the league. They are currently in fourth place with a 5-2-3 record, with two games in hand to Molde who sit atop Eliteserien with a 8-2-2 record and 26 points.
Even though Kristiansund should feel optimistic about their chances to break into the top-three, the issue is that their attack doesn’t seem very sharp at the moment. With only three goals scored in the last three games, saying that their strikers are out of form would not be an overstatement.
In fact, with only eight goals in 10 rounds, Kristiansund are one of the worst scoring teams in the league. There are only three other Eliteserien squads that have managed fewer than 10 goals on the season. The good news for Kristiansund is that Brann are one of those teams.
Brann Hoping to Get Away from the Bottom of the Table
Brann sit at the very bottom of the table, with just 5 points after 11 matches played, four points short of escaping the relegation zone. Luckily for them, there’s still plenty of time for Brann to dig themselves out of the hole they’re currently in.
Another good news is that Brann have already started to show some signs of improvement. All of Brann’s five points came from the past five rounds – the worst seems to be over for them, but they definitely need to show a bit more.
What’s got to worry Brann is that they have some severe problems at the back. Three of their defenders are struggling with fitness, including Thomas Grogaard, Martin Ole Kolskogen, and Jon-Helge Tveita.
Knowing that they’re soft at the back, Brann will probably be cautious in tonight’s game. Rather than rushing forward, it’s very likely that all of their players keep in their half, defending their net with all they got.
Kristiansund vs Brann Betting Picks
Kristiansund are a better team; however, they haven’t impressed anyone with their efforts in the front. With only 10 goals to their name and only one in their last three outings, it’s hard to view Kristiansund as a serious threat to any Eliteserien team.
Brann are dealing with similar issues, having scored only nine goals in 11 rounds, and two in their last three outings. It could be a close affair, but given the struggles these two teams have been showing in the final third, we don’t expect to see more than two goals after 90 minutes of play.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals
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