Strømmen – Kongsvinger
Strømmen – Kongsvinger in a match from the 17th round of the Norway’s 1. Division.
Strømmen are 14th in the 1. Division standings, being locked in a fight against relegation in this early phase of the league. They are currently at the relegation playoff zone, so surely they’d love to go up with one or two places very soon. So far they have won 13 points and they have a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses.
In their last five games Strømmen won once – against Kongsvinger exactly, but also suffered four defeats against Floro, Tromsdalen, Viking and Tromsdalen again. The loss against Viking was particularly dissapointing, as Strømmen suffered a devastating 1-6 defeat.
Meanwhile Kongsvinger are 7th in the 1. Division standings with 23 points won so far. They have a record of 7 wins, 2 draws and 7 defeats since the start of the season. Right now they are just 2 points behind the 6th Tromsdalen and the promotion playoff zone, so they are pretty close to being among the first six teams in the league. This is their goal – to fight for promotion.
In their last five games Kongsvinger won three times, beating Levanger, Notodden and Floro. They also made a draw against Nest-Sotra and suffered a defeat at home against Strømmen – their next opponent. Now this is their chance for a payback.
Strømmen are the home team here and this is their advantage, but Kongsvinger are doing better in thel league so far. The previous game between them was surprisingly won by Strømmen. Nobody expected to see them winning on a hostile ground, but it happened. Now Kongsvinger are determined to redeem themselves and show everyone that they are the better team. We expect to see some goals here. We think that ‘both teams to score’ is a good bet here.