Date: July 26, 2014
Venue: Color Line Stadion – Ålesund, Norway
Kick-off Time: 14:40 BST
Relegation-threatened Aalesund will host mid-table Lilleström this Saturday. Their past two encounters this season “The Tangotrøyene” are yet to register a win facing Lillestörm but they did spilt points in their first match back in April, at the Åråsen Stadion.
In the following fixture, this time at the Color Line Stadion, Lilleström managed to advance in the Norwegian cup, with a 3-1 win in extra time. Aalesund, who went into both those games as underdogs, did manage to provide solid competition against Lilleström.
They have been below-par this season, after having finished fourth last season. They are currently locked in a relegation battle sitting in 14th, 4 points off last place. They will certainly look to improve their form before it’s too late.
Aalesund will now look to turn their fortunes against Lillestrom, and hope to take their first victory against them, after two previous tight encounters.
Currently sitting in the top half of the table, Lilleström will seek to get out of their three-game winless slump against a lowly-placed Aalesund. Lilleström are currently in a comfortable position in the league table in the sixth position, but well off the top places. They will now look to get their title run crave from the Norwegian Cup.
Undefeated thus far in the season against Aalesund, they will look to continue that trend in the upcoming fixture, and in the process get out of their winless slump.
Aalesund: Peter Orry Larsen
Peter Orry Larsen had been with Aalesund since 2007, and since then has become an important player of them, putting consistent performances, and pitching in some goals from midfield.
Lilleström: Stian Ringstad
The ever present left-back, Stian Ringstad, has been really consistent for his team on the defensive, and also offensively, managing to net two goals.
It’s their three-match winless streak that will worry Lilleström but bet365’s offer of 3.1 is a tempting one for their win. Also looking at more than +2.5 goals to be scored, which is at 1.75 (BetVictor).