PREVIEW: WEEKEND NORWEGIAN ACTION
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MATHEW WAGNER - Friday, July 6, 2012
Josh Gatt and Molde hope to end a six-year drought against Rosenberg, while Steve Clark, Kenneth di Vita Jensen and Hønefoss look to bounce back from its worst loss of the season.

Hønefoss BK - Brann Bergen

Hønefoss will try to put its worst loss of the season behind it when Brann comes to town Satruday.

American goalkeeper Steve Clark should start in net for Hønefoss, as he has all season. Forward Kenneth di Vita Jensen should make the roster.

Hønefoss allowed more than one goal in a game for the second time this season with its 4-0 loss against Strømsgodset.

The team couldn't host a better team to rebound against in Brann. Brann is tied for the worst away record in the Tippeligaen with Tromsø and Stabæk, all recording three points on the road.

Hønefoss is not reporting any injuries at this time. Brann could be without Kristoffer Barmen because of a groin injury.

Stabæk IF - Strømsgodset IF Drammen

In a matchup of the league leaders and bottom dwellers, Stabæk hosts Strømsgodset on Sunday.

Americans Ricardo Clark and Sean Cunningham should start for Stabæk in the central midfield and central defense, respectively.

Although it seemed the team turned its season around with a two-game winning streak, Stabæk suffered two losses in six days. One loss occurred in its Europa League qualification game Thursday at JJK.

Strømsgodest, meanwhile, dismantled Hønefoss last week and boasts the league's best offense with 28 goals scored. This doesn't bode well for Stabæk, as the team has the Tippeligaen's worst defense with 29 goals allowed.

Neither team is reporting injuries at this time.

Rosenborg Trondheim - Molde FK

Molde looks to end a six-year draught against Rosenborg on Sunday.

American winger Josh Gatt should start on the right side of the formation for Molde.

Molde's last win against Rosenborg came on April 30, 2006- a 1-0 win. Since then, the teams have played nine leagues games, with Rosenborg winning the last five meetings.

Molde will look to score early, as it has done all season. It has scored 11 goals within the first half hour, while only allowing one goal during that time period.

Rosenborg, however, plays well at the end. The team has scored 11 of its 23 goals in the last 15 minutes of games.

Rosenborg is not reporting any injuries. Molde will be without Emmanuel Ekpo and Børre Steenslid due to long-term injuries.

Mjøndalen IF - Kongsvinger IL

Riding a three-game winless streak, Mjøndalen looks to right the ship against seventh place Kongsvinger on Sunday.

American defender duo Kyle Helton and Rhett Bernstein should start in the back line for Mjøndalen.

The summer break didn't help Mjøndalen, as the team has allowed five goals in the two games since returning to action late in June. In the three games prior to the break, Mjøndalen allowed two goals.

Kongsvinger, meanwhile, is riding a three-game unbeaten streak after losing five games in a row.

Neither team is reporting injuries.

Bærum SK - Notodden FK

Bærum hopes to end its nightmare start to the season against Notodden on Sunday.

American defender Sebastian Troupe should start for Bærum.

Bærum has not won a single game in the Adeccoligaen since winning promotion. The team is currently riding a nine-game losing streak and occupies last place in the Norwegian second division.

Bærum also has allowed no less than two goals in every game this season.

Notodden could be just what Bærum needs. Notodden has lost three in a row and has scored the least amount of goals (11).

Neither team is reporting injuries at this time.
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