MATHEW WAGNER - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Zarek Valentin and Bodø/Glimt will try to continue their dream run in the NM Cup at Haugesund.
Haugesund - FK Bodø/Glimt
One of two non-Tippeligaen teams still in the NM Cup, Zarek Valentin and Bodø/Glimt look to punch their ticket into semifinals against Haugesund on Wednesday.
Valentin should start at right back for the Adeccoligaen team, as he has since joining the club on loan from the Montreal Impact.
Going into this weekend's match, Bodø/Glimt is riding high. The team is on a 10-match unbeaten streak in the league, with eight of those matches ending in three points for the leaders of the Adeccoligaen.
Bodø/Glimt also has defeated one Tippeligaen team on the road to the quarterfinals - a 2-1 over Odd Grenland in the last round on June 19.
Haugesund lies above Odd in the Tippeligaen standings, but the situation heading into the match with Bodø/Glimt is very similar. Like Odd, Haugesund has lost three of its last four league matches, including a 4-0 loss to Odd last weekend.
Maic Sema is injured for Haugesund and is likely to miss the match, while Bodø/Glimt is not reporting any significant injuries.
Rhett Bernstein will hope to dress for Mjøndalen against Molde on Wednesday. American winger Josh Gatt will not be available for Molde because of an injury and a Gold Cup call up.