17:00 GMT 03 July 2017
Most of Europe has finished for the 2016/17 season but the Eliteserian season is well underway. After 14 matches it is clear to see which teams will be fighting for the title and which side will be battling relegation. One of the teams fighting for the title is Rosenborg and they currently sit top of the table with a two-point lead over Brann in second. Kristiansund are struggling at the other end of the table as they sit 13th with just one point separating them from the drop zone.
As it’s the hosts’ first season in Norway’s top flight, there haven’t been too many match-ups between the two sides. In the four meetings, Kristiansund are yet to win. The last two ended with comfortable Rosenborg wins while the other two games ended in draws. The last game, which was a friendly in 2016, was a 10-goal thriller where Rosenborg came out 7-3 winners.
It would send out a massive statement to the rest of the league is Kristiansund could pick up three points against the league leaders. And although it’s a long shot, with a fully fit squad and without any absences for the game, they’ve got an increased chance of winning this one. A win could see them go as high as 9th in the table which would put breathing room between them and the bottom three. Latest matches: Kristiansund BK
Latest matches: Kristiansund BK
Rosenborg need to add their two wins in the last three games and pick up another win away at Kristiansund. A win could see them extend their lead at the top to five points but a loss or a draw could see them drop off the top of the table. Magnus Stamneströ misses out for the visitors with a knee injury but is expected to return soon.
Latest matches: Rosenborg BK
|25.06.2017||Elit||Rosenborg BK||Sogndal IL||3:0||W|
|18.06.2017||Elit||Haugesund FK||Rosenborg BK||1:0||L|
|31.05.2017||NM C||Levanger||Rosenborg BK||2:4||W|
|28.05.2017||Elit||Valerenga IF||Rosenborg BK||1:1||D|
There’s no doubt that Rosenborg head into the match as big favourites but they are against the great home support of Kristiansund. The visitors have a stronger team on paper and have started to rekindle the good form that put them top of the table however the hosts have put together a few decent results themselves. Both teams should score in this one but Rosenborg will go onto the win the game.
03 July 2017 - 17:00 GMT
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