KENYA BROWN - Monday, July 21, 2014
Jeb Brovsky hopes to make his debut as second place Stromgodset lock horns with Valerenga, while Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg look to keep their unbeaten run going as they take on Sogndal.
Stromgodset - Valerenga
Stromgodset will be looking to keep the pressure on first place Molde when they host fifth place Valerenga on Sunday.
The team's new American addition Jeb Brovsky will be looking to make his competitive debut with the team.
The Drammen-based side's 1-0 win over Brann last weekend leaves them six points behind the leaders as they have gone unbeaten in four of their last five league games. This strong run comes despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying at home on Thursday in Stromgodset
Valerenga, which has also gone unbeaten in four of their last five league games, lie 12 points behind Molde, but are still in striking distance of Godset for second spot. The Oslo-based team do have an advantage over Stromgodset as they walked away with a 3-0 win at home on May 1.
Both sides will be at full strength as one hopes to maintain their form.
Brovsky is included in Stromgodset's team for game day, but it is not certain whether he will play.
Rosenborg - Sogndal
Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg will be looking to get back into the title race when they host Sogndal on Monday in Trondheim.
The Troll Kids had won their last three games to keep up with Molde, but the team had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Valerenga last weekend which pushed them down to fourth place in the standings.
Diskerud, who came on as an early substitute in the game against Valerenga, should also play a role in the upcoming game as they try to remain in touch with the leaders.
Sogndal comes into Monday's game struggling for form as they find themselves in the middle of the standings with 19 points. Having gone the past three games without a win, a win on Monday could put them back in contention for one of the qualifying spots for the Europa League.
Both sides look to be at full strength heading into Monday's encounter.