KENYA BROWN - Friday, September 19, 2014
Mikkel Diskerud, Andrew Jacobson and Michael Stephens are on the road this weekend for Rosenborg and Stabaek, while Jeb Brovsky looks to play for Stromsgodset at Bodo/Glimt.
Haugesund - Rosenborg
The Troll Kids will be looking to extend their winning streak to four games as they head to the Haugesund Stadium to take on the relegation-threatened team.
What looked like would possibly be a season without qualifying for Europe, Rosenborg have bounced back to put themselves firmly in third place and qualification for the Europa League next season. Having won four of their last five games, the team should have an easy time against Haugesund.
Diskerud will very likely be in the starting line up once again for the Trondheim-based team as he has been playing quite well as of late.
As for Haugesund, which have lost five consecutive games, they will looking to stop the bleeding before it gets any worse for them.
Now in the relegation playoff spot - only ahead of Sogndal on goal difference - the team will need a miracle if they are to pull themselves out of danger.
Aalesund - Stabaek
Head coach Bob Bradley and his men will head to the Color Line Stadium to take on Aalesund as they look to push themselves further up the standings.
Now sitting in eighth place, the Blue Ones have all but assured themselves of safety in the league. They will now be looking to collect all the points they can in the last seven games of the season just to solidify their status.
Stephens and Jacobson, who scored one of the best goals last weekend in Stabaek's 3-2 win over Start, should be in the starting lineup once again for Stabaek.
Despite showing an up-and-down run of form as of late, Aalesund should give Stabaek a sturdy challenge this weekend. Sitting in eleventh place on 25 points, the host will also be looking to collect all three points from the game as they only sit four points away from the relegation zone.
Jeb Brovsky will be looking to play in Stromsgodset's road game against Bodo/Glimt. Last season's champions have been in a free fall as they have lost four of their last five games, leaving them in fifth place.