KENYA BROWN - Friday, October 3, 2014
The Norway-based Yanks are back on the road this weekend as Michael Stephens, Andrew Jacobson and Stabaek take on Bodo/Glimt, while Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg face Lillestrom.
Bodo/Glimt - Stabaek
The Blue Ones head to the Aspmyra Stadium looking to put more misery on the host.
Bob Bradley's side are firmly in mid-table and will be looking to move as far up the table as they can in last few games of the season. After beating Lillestrom 2-0 at home last week, Stabaek wants to remain on the winning track as they look to build on for next season.
Stephens and Jacobson will most likely be in the lineup for Stabaek.
After going four games unbeaten, Bodo/Glimt have been in a slump. Having lost three consecutive games, the home side now find themselves only four points out of the relegation zone.
A win this weekend would be a boost for the team's survival, but a lose would only put their chances of staying in the Tippeligaen in greater danger.
Lillestrom - Rosenborg
The race for third place and the second Europa League place will be up for grabs at the Aspmyra Stadium when these two
The Troll Kids have had a hold on third place in the league for a few weeks now and seem destined to hold on to it for the few remaining games left. However, a shock 2-1 loss to Haugesund two weeks ago cut their point margin and left Lillestrom still within striking distance. Rosenborg still have a five-point cushion over the fifth place side, but they will need to put in a good performance against Lillestrom if they want to keep them at bay.
A convincing 3-0 win over Aalesund last weekend should give them the confidence boost they need heading into this weekend's encounter.
Diskerud should certainly keep his place in the Rosenborg side as they look to extend their points lead against the host.
Lillestrom will need to win this game to keep themselves in contention for third place. Last week's 2-0 loss to Stabaek did not help them much, but having home field advantage with a raucous crowd behind them could go a long way to letting them reduce the gap.
Jeb Brovsky will try once again to break into the lineup as Stromsgodset square off against Sarpsborg 08.