Stromsgodset never looked on top of their game in the match against Valerenga. The league champions of 2013 where short of quality in most phases of the game, especially so for the first half although they looked slightly more composed for the second, if only because their opponents slacked of the pace a little. They need to lift themselves substantially if they are to stay in the top, as they have been for the past few seasons. Mjondalen got their victory, and with it, perhaps, the necessary belief that they can in fact fight for survival at the top level, more than 22 years after their last victory at this level. In the end, their approach of hard work, tireless running and strict discipline yielded the desirable result, so it is probably safe to assume that they will feature more of the same, though against Viking it proved relentlessly effective. Stromsgodset are the better side, but did not show it previously, meaning that there are opportunities here for a motivated and hungry Mjondalen to grab points, probably at least one from a draw. Mjondalen playing their first season in 22 years in the top division have not met Stromsgodset in the league during this time. However, since 2011, the two sides have faced each other four times, in cup matches and club friendlies. Stromsgodset have won all four, the latest in pre-season in 2014, when they won 5-3.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pickover 2.5
- Odds-154 Bet365
- Match result1-1 (-10.00)