Valerenga opened well against Lillestrom, controlling the match comfortably for the first half hour, though without producing any chances except one, on which they went on to score the leading goal. However, they were unable to keep the control as Lillestrom made some changes over half time, and were pushed back for the entire second half, conceding an equaliser, that left them with only a point. They lose 1-0 against Gjoevik-Lyn during the midweek Norway Cup, but they will have a stronger squad now since striker Deshorn Brown will be back to starting lineup. Stabaek got their fourth victory in a row, the longest winning run so far in the league of any team. That impressive feat has seen them rise to second in the table ahead of this round. Also, they won against KFUM by 3-1 during the midweek Norway Cup. However, they will be in for a tougher challenge yet as they travel to face Valerenga away. Valerenga are currently occupying the spot right below Stabaek, and they have won two out of three games at home so far, but lost to Aalesund last weekend. Meanwhile, Stabaek have risen considerably, and collected an impressive points tally over the past few rounds, though they have not always played as well as they can.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pickover 2.5
- Odds-149 Ladbrokes
- Match result0-2 (-8.00)