We're wrapping up the week in Norway, as Kev checks out the league leaders.
"Brann have scored seven goals in their last three home matches, and clashes between them and Valerenga tend to be full of goals."
Brann v Valerenga
Sunday 10 June, 19:00
Leaders Brann to play out a cracker
It's fair to say that South America hasn't been kind to us this week. We bombed in Brazil last night, as Sao Paulo's 1-0 win at Atletico PR left us a couple of goals short.
We'll try to salvage the week with a winner in the Norwegian city of Bergen. It's a place that's close to my heart, as I once made the incredibly romantic gesture of buying my wife some squid and chips at three in the morning for about thirteen quid. Given the fact that it doesn't go dark in Norway at that time of year, I guess you could say it was daylight robbery.
Anyway, to matters at hand. Eliteserien leaders Brann are in action this evening as they face Valerenga.
Brann suffered the indignity of relegation to the second tier in 2014, but they bounced straight back and in the two seasons since their re-emergence they have finished second and fifth. This term they are top of the pile after 12 matches, having racked up an impressive 30 points. They are unbeaten, with nine wins and three draws.
Valerenga are sixth after winning six of their 12 games so far, and their games have generally been a good watch. Seven of the 12 have featured three goals or more, and their defensive record of 16 goals conceded is one of the worst in the top ten.
Seven of the last eight clashes between these sides have featured three goals or more, including a 2-1 win for Valerenga back in September, and I'm heading that way again. Brann's last two games have seen an Over 2.5 Goals bet land, and they have scored seven goals in their last three home matches.
Points Staked: 89
Points Returned: 93.12
P/L: +4.12 points