Brann vs Kristiansund prediction, odds & betting tips – 29/05/2024

Brann continue their title challenge in midweek when they play host to Kristiansund.

The hosts sit two points adrift of the league leaders Bodo/Glimt and level with Fredrikstad, while Kristiansund have only managed to secure ten points from their opening ten league games and sit fifth from bottom.

Brann vs Kristiansund prediction
Aune Heggebø of Brann during UEFA Europa Conference League qualification – Photo by Icon Sport

Brann vs Kristiansund predictions: Goals expected at the Brann Stadion

While we can see the hosts getting a win here, we feel that backing goals is the way to go for this duel.

Key Stats

  • Each of the last five league meetings between these two clubs have ended with both teams scoring, while three of Brann's and four of Kristiansund's last five outings have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch.
  • Brann have scored at least two goals in four of their last five matches but have also only managed to keep two clean sheets in their last six fixtures which is why we're backing a 2-1 win for the hosts.
  • Aune Heggebo top scores for Brann this season with four Eliteiserien goals despite appearing mostly as a substitute so far this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing Brann

  • HOME: 2/9 (1.22) – 81.8%
  • DRAW: 6/1 (7.00) – 14.3%
  • AWAY: 12/1 (13.00) – 7.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Brann are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 81.8%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this one.

Wednesday's hosts lost 3-1 at home to Molde last time out, while Kristiansund lost 2-1 at Rosenborg.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. If you want to back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game the odds stand at 12/5 (3.40) with a probability of 29.4%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/11 (1.36) which has a probability of 73.3%.

Last five H2Hs: Nothing separating the pair

Norway Eliteserien 20/05/24

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

2
SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Norway Eliteserien 26/09/21

SK Brann

SK Brann

3
Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

1

Norway Eliteserien 05/07/21

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

3
SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Norway Eliteserien 27/09/20

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

1
SK Brann

SK Brann

1

Norway Eliteserien 25/07/20

SK Brann

SK Brann

1
Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

1

There have been three draws, one Brann and one Kristiansund win in the last five meetings between these two clubs with the pair's encounter earlier this month ending 2-2.

Team news and form guide

Brann: Won three of last five

Moonga Simba, Niklas Wassberg, Jonas Torsvik and Mads Sande look set to miss out on Wednesday night through injury.

Predicted lineup: Dyngeland (GK), Kristiansen, Crone, Knudsen ,Sery Larsen, Heltne Nilsen, Myhre, Didrik Blomberg, Kornvig, Finne & Castro

Norway Eliteserien 01/06/24

W

Ham-Kam

Ham-Kam

1

SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Norway Eliteserien 29/05/24

W

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

1

SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Norway Eliteserien 26/05/24

L

Molde

Molde

3

SK Brann

SK Brann

1

Norway Eliteserien 20/05/24

D

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

2

SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Norway Eliteserien 16/05/24

W

Sandefjord

Sandefjord

1

SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Kristiansund: Lost four of last six

Marius Olsen and Max Williamsen are the only two injury concerns for the visitors ahead of a tricky trip to Brann this week.

Predicted lineup: Lansing (GK), Ulvestad, Sjåtil, Isaksen, Jarl, Alte, Igor, Guèye, Sivertsen, Mikaelsson & Rakneberg

Norway Eliteserien 02/06/24

W

Sarpsborg

Sarpsborg

1

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

3

Norway Eliteserien 29/05/24

L

SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

1

Norway Eliteserien 26/05/24

L

Rosenborg

Rosenborg

2

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

1

Norway Eliteserien 20/05/24

D

SK Brann

SK Brann

2

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

2

Norway Eliteserien 16/05/24

L

Haugesund

Haugesund

1

Kristiansund BK

Kristiansund BK

0

Player to watch – Niklas Castro

Niklas Castro is enjoying his third season with Brann following a move from Aalesund in 2022.

Niklas Castro player to watch
Niklas Castro of Brann  – Photo by Icon Sport

The Chilian forward scored seven goals in the Eliteserien last season and while he has only managed to score once so far this season, the 28-year-old does lead the way creatively with four assists.

Brann's Chilian attacker has four assists this season

No other Brann player has setup more than a single goal in the Eliteserien this season so Castro is vital to the hosts when they are going forward despite the fact that he has only started six of their 11 league games in 2024. We're backing Castro to provide the key to unlocking the Kristiansund defence on Wednesday night, helping to guide the home to another three points.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.