PREVIEW: MIDWEEK NORWEGIAN ACTION
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MATHEW WAGNER - Monday, April 1, 2013
Mikkel Diskerud and Rosneborg face rival Brann, while Steve Clark and Hønefoss look to end a winless streak dating back to July 2012.

Rosenborg Trondheim - Brann Bergen

Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg look to continue their dominance over Brann at home on Monday.

A rivalry match in Norway, Rosenborg has taken care of business against Brann at home. The Troll Kids have lost only one time during the last 13 meetings in Trondheim - a 6-3 on October 30, 2011.

Brann, though, will come into the match with confidence despite having one of the league's worst away records last season - the team only recorded 11 points on the road and allowed the third-most goals away from Bergen (30).

An emphatic 3-1 win over Valerenga during the Tippeligaen's opening weekend on March 16 has Brann thinking an upset is in the cards.

Rosenborg will be without Stefan Strandberg, who is still suffering from hip pain, and Nicki Bille Nielsen, Tore Reginiussen and John Chibuike are questionable with a thigh injury, a foot injury and an undisclosed injury.

Brann will be without Zsolt Korcsmár and Kristoffer Barmen due to a thigh injury and a broken hand.

Molde FK - Lillestrøm SK

Josh Gatt and Molde hope to overturn a disappointing opening loss against Lillestrøm on Tuesday.

The defending back-to-back Norwegian champions started their quest for a third title off on the wrong foot, losing to Viking 2-1 on the road.

If Molde continues its trend from the past season, however, three points will be a cinch, as the team won 14 of 15 matches at home in 2012.

If last season's trends stand, Lillestrøm is one of the few teams which could steal a point at Molde. The Canaries were the only team to pick up more points on the road than at home.

Neither team is reporting any injuries at this time.

Hønefoss BK - Strømsgodset IF Drammen

Steve Clark and Hønefoss face the tough task of ending a long winless streak against Strømsgodset on Tuesday.

Hønefoss hasn't won in its last 14 matches, with its last win coming on July 29, 2012. Because of this streak, Hønefoss almost faced relegation last season, and the team didn't start this season off on the right foot, losing 3-2 to recently promoted Start on March 17.

Ending this streak won't be easy when Strømsgodset comes to town. After finishing second in 2012, Strømsgodset showed it was no one-hit wonder with a 2-0 win over Sandnes Ulf in the team's season opener.

Neither team is reporting any injuries at this time.
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