STROMSGODSET 2-3 MJONDALEN
Goals: L Saetra(4.5), Mos(9.5) | Aasmundsen(6.5), Solholm Johansen(4.5), Occean(5.5)
Assists: Vilsvik(5.0), Pedersen(10.5) | Olsen Solberg(5.0) x2, Brochmann
Elv Classico derby turned out to be an open game with both teams firing in a lot of shots. There were 6 yellow cards in the game, something which is common in any derby. The player who caught my eyes with his excellent crossing ability was Mjondalen left-back Joachim Olsen Solberg (5.0) who had 2 assists in the game which takes his tally to 4 for the season. He is on corners as well which boosts his potential. Owners of Mostafa Abdellaoue (9.5) might feel themselves unlucky as the striker was reduced to a single goal. He should easily have scored a hat-trick if not denied by the post and an acrobatic save from Julian Faye Lund (4.5).
VIKING FK 2-1 BRANN
Goals: Thorstvedt (6.2), Ibrahimaj (5.2) | Haugen (9.0)
Assists: Tripic (6.0) | Karadas (4.5)
Second derby for the week Best i vest derby, was not short of action. 7 yellow cards and a red card sums up the intensity of the match. Viking FK continues to impress as they secured the 3 points yet again. Iven Austbo (4.6) was brilliant in front of goal with 7 saves earning save points for the 3rd week running and 3 Bonus Fantasy Points. Ylldren Ibrahimaj (5.2) and Kristian Thorstvedt (6.2) continues to provide regular attacking returns. While the former is more of a creator, the latter looks to be their chief scorer. Both are worth monitoring and could provide exceptional value for the season. Brann defence continues to frustrate the fantasy community as it continues it’s search of first clean sheet for the season.
BODO/GLIMT 3-2 MOLDE
Goals: Saltnes (6.0), Bergan (5.0), Bjornbak (6.0) own goal | James (10.4), Ohi (9.1)
Assists: Dahl Reitan (4.5), Layouni (6.7), Herrem (5.7) | Ohi (9.1)
It was a poor performance from a team that’s aiming for the title this season. Molde would be disappointed from the way in which they conceded the goals – poor marking and unable to clear the balls from set pieces resulted in their first loss of the season. They missed the trick by not starting Eirik Ulland Andersen (10.0) whose presence was largely felt in the attacking areas. Owners of Ohikhuaeme Omoijuanfo (9.1) would be pleased with the striker returning a goal and assist. The attacking assets of Bodo/Glimt deserves special mention as they scored 10 times already this season, the most in the league. Amor Layouni (6.7) and Geir Herrem (5.7) is providing regular attacking returns for their owners. The 6.9% ownership of the striker is expected to increase as the fixtures are turning better.
ODD 2-0 KRISTIANSUND BK
Goals: Rashani (8.0), Borven (6.9)
Assists: Oldrup Jensen (5.0), Svendsen (8.0)
Torgeir Borven (6.9) extended his goal streak to 3rd game running scoring a superb goal for Odd. Elbasan Rashani (8.0) had an excellent outing and should have added more attacking returns. With Odd having excellent fixtures expect both to score big in the coming weeks. If you are looking for a differential we have one with 1% who had a great game, Sander Svendsen (8.0). I don’t think he would attract much interest with Rashani behind everything that Odd has produced in the attacking half. Owners of Espen Ruud (6.5) would be pleased with his clean sheet. He was not far away from scoring through a curling free kick. He should return some attacking returns over the next few fixtures.
RANHEIM 0-2 FK HAUGESUND
Goals: Samuelsen (7.4), Wadji (8.0)
Assists: Kallevag (5.5), Wadji (8.0)
Ahead of 3 really good fixtures FK Haugesund were expected to perform better and they have done just that although they left it very late, scoring in the last minutes of the game. Ibrahima Wadji (8.0) performed as expected scoring one and assisting another. Even Barli (4.5) had a brilliant day stopping couple of sure shot goal opportunities, one being a one-on-one with Wadji. Ranheim had their moments but couldn’t capitalize on those. Alexander Stolas (6.6) continues to provide some returns with a clean sheet this time.
SARPSBORG 08 1-0 LILLESTROM
Goals: Strand Larsen (6.5)
Assists: Skalevik (7.9)
Finally Jorgen Strand Larsen (6.5) delivered much to the delight of his frustrating owners who had high hopes based on his preseason heroics. Joachim Thomassen (5.4) should have scored from a brilliant long ranger to start of the proceedings, with his shot missing the goal not by much. Kristoffer Zachariassen (7.5) should have scored his 2nd for the season with his initial shot being saved by Marko Maric (4.5) and subsequent header just going wide from goal. Lillestrom should have equalised after half time through Erik Naesbak Brenden (5.4) as he had done everything to get the ball past the advancing Alexander Vasyutin (5.5). A superb goal line clearance from Nicolai Naess (5.0) aided by the crossbar kept their lead intact. It was a solid performance from the centre-half which was awarded 3 Bonus Fantasy Points by the experts.
STABAEK 3-1 ROSENBORG
Goals: Bohinen (4.5), Brynhildsen (5.5), Boli (9.9) | Reginiussen (7.0)
Assists: Ronald Hernandez (4.0), Borkeeiet (4.5), Vihmann (4.5) | Helland (11.0)
Disaster! Nothing more to describe the performance of the reigning champions Rosenborg against a team that just survived relegation battle last season. It was a performance demanding the fantasy managers to sell off Rosenborg assets unless they perform better as they don’t come cheap into our teams. The defensive line of the champions has broken into pieces multiple times with runs from Frank Boli (9.9) disrupting their defensive organisation. Ola Brynhildsen (5.5) scored a heck of a goal through an overhead kick for which Andre Hansen (7.0), the best goalkeeper in the league, had no answers. Only player worth mentioning from Rosenborg was Pal Andre Helland (11.0) who assisted their only goal and had a free kick rattle against the crossbar. Believe it or not, Rosenborg is now in the relegation zone although one would expect a team of that quality to start producing returns immediately.
VALERENGA 4-1 TROMSO
Goals: Ejuke (8.0), Finne (9.5), Shala (8.4), Wangberg (5.0) own goal | Laedre Bjordal (5.0) own goal
Assists: Shala (8.4) x2, Finne (9.5), Vilhjalmsson (9.6) | Pedersen (4.5)
It was all about Herolin Shala (8.4) and Bard Finne (9.5) who bossed the game for Valerenga. Chidera Ejuke (8.0) scored an absolute beauty as he dribbled past 2 defenders and the goalkeeper with ease. At this point it looks essential to have Finne and one of Shala/Ejuke as they are in brilliant form at home. But their away form is a slight worry for potential investors. Matthias Vilhjalmsson (9.6) was reduced to an assist much to the frustration of his 30.9% owners. If Valerenga keeps scoring like this, expect him to be in the scoresheet soon.
What did you take away from the games we’ve just had? How did your team do? Who do you want to keep and who needs to go?