The Eliteserien game at Aspmyra Stadion on Sunday sees home side Bodo Glimt welcome guests Aalesunds FK.
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Bodo Glimt will be looking for another win after a 0-2 Eliteserien victory against Kristiansund.
In that game, Bodo Glimt had 67% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bodo Glimt was Amahl Pellegrino (53', 72'). At the other end, Kristiansund got 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Bodo Glimt have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Bodo Glimt have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals in the process. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward here, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Bodo Glimt:
- have not been beaten in the league by Aalesunds FK in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 14 league matches at home. What a fortress they have created.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
In the game prior to this, Aalesunds FK drew 2-2 in the Eliteserien tie with Vålerenga.
In that game, Aalesunds FK managed 39% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Aalesunds FK, the scorers were Sigurd Haugen (37') and Torbjørn Kallevåg (67'). On the other side, Vålerenga got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Jacob Eng (82') and Ivan Näsberg (85') scored for Vålerenga.
The numbers tell their own story, and Aalesunds FK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. At the back, Aalesunds FK could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this fixture, Aalesunds FK are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 03/05/2015, there has been little between the sides with Bodo Glimt winning 3 of those games, Aalesunds FK 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 14 of them from Glimt and 5 netted by Tangotrøyene. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The last league game between these sides was Eliteserien match day 24 on 08/11/2020 when it finished Bodo Glimt 7-0 Aalesunds FK.
The referee was Dag Vidar Hafsås.
Team News: Bodo Glimt
The Bodo Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Aalesunds FK
Out of a mainly healthy group, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Aalesunds FK gaffer Lars Arne Nilsen to be concerned with. Erlend Segberg (Fractured Leg) won’t be playing here.
Our assessment is that Aalesunds FK should get enough chances to break down this Bodo Glimt team, although it possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Bodo Glimt by the conclusion of the game. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Aspmyra Stadion (4,616)
Captain: Ulrik Saltnes
Chairman: Inge Henning Andersen
Manager: Kjetil Knutsen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 6
⭐ Star Man: Runar Espejord
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Runar Espejord was born in Norway. Having played his first senior match for Tromsø IL in the 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Eliteserien 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.