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The Eliteserien meeting at Sarpsborg Stadion on Sunday sees home side Sarpsborg 08 play Aalesunds FK.
Our Sarpsborg 08 v Aalesunds FK predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Sarpsborg 08 prepare for this game following on from a 0-0 Eliteserien draw versus FK Haugesund.
An interesting characteristic of recent Sarpsborg 08 games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their prior sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser. We will see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Their prior results show that Sarpsborg 08:
- haven't lost in the league to Aalesunds FK in their last 8 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Aalesunds FK will go into this meeting following a 3-2 Eliteserien win in the defeat of Start in their most recent game.
The only name on the scoresheet from Aalesunds FK was Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson (17', 61', 81'). Mathias Bringaker (16') and Eirik Schulze (19') scored for Start.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Aalesunds FK, three or more goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match in that spell is 4.33, with the number of goals averaged by Tangotrøyene coming out as 1.5.
Taking a look at their past results, Aalesunds FK:
- have not beaten Sarpsborg 08 when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Not good at all.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 13/05/2015 reveals that these encounters have been disappointments for Aalesunds FK. They have not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever whereas Sarpsborg 08 have been dominant against them, winning in 67% of those match-ups.
A total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 12 for Sarpsborg and 6 created by Tangotrøyene. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 29 on 19/11/2017 which ended up with the score at Sarpsborg 08 1-0 Aalesunds FK.
The match was refereed by Martin Lundby.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Sarpsborg 08 boss Mikael Stahre will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Aalesunds FK
Aalesunds boss Lars Bohinen has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jordon Mutch (Unknown Injury), Nenass (Groin Surgery) and Torbjörn Agdestein (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play. Niklas Castro will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Aalesunds FK will surely be able to put one past this Sarpsborg 08 lineup, however that is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Sarpsborg 08 when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sarpsborg Stadion (8,022)
Captain: Joachim Thomassen
Chairman: Hans Petter Arnesen
Manager: Mikael Stahre
Competitions: Eliteserien position 12
⭐ Star Man: Ismaila Coulibaly
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Ismaila Coulibaly was born in Mali. Having made his senior debut playing for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 campaign to date in 8 appearances.