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Aalesunds FK will do battle with visiting rivals Vålerenga at Color Line Stadion in the Eliteserien match on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Aalesunds FK v Vålerenga match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Aalesunds FK will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 7-0 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against Bodo Glimt.
Hugo Vetlesen (38'), Ulrik Saltnes (44', 56'), Ola Solbakken (70'), Kasper Junker (81', 94') and Fredrik Bjørkan (91') scored for Bodo Glimt.
Their more recent scorelines can’t hide the truth which is that things desperately need to get better in the Aalesunds FK rearguard. Tangotrøyene have watched an embarrassing 18 goals go in at the wrong end as far as they are concerned over the course of their previous 6 clashes. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Aalesunds FK:
- haven't won against Vålerenga in their previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Vålerenga will come into the encounter following on from a 2-0 Eliteserien win versus ODD Grenland in their last match.
For Vålerenga, goals were scored by Herolind Shala (39') and Matthías Vilhjálmsson (86').
A sequence of hard-working displays by the Vålerenga defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 12.
Pre-game facts show that Vålerenga:
- have not lost to Aalesunds FK in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 28/08/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Aalesunds FK winning 2 of those games, Vålerenga 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them for Tangotrøyene and 10 coming from Enga. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league match featuring the two was Eliteserien match day 6 on 04/07/2020 when the final score was Vålerenga 2-2 Aalesunds FK.
The referee was Tom Harald Hagen.
Team News: Aalesunds FK
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Aalesunds FK boss Lars Nilsen to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Torbjörn Agdestein (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Vålerenga
With a fully injury-free group available for selection, Vålerenga manager Dag-Eilev Fagermo has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Aalesunds FK must be fancied to breach the defence of this Vålerenga outfit, but one goal probably won’t quite prevent defeat.
We are therefore anticipating both teams to score in a 1-2 win for Vålerenga by the conclusion of the game. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Color Line Stadion (10,778)
Captain: Fredrik Carlsen
Chairman: Jan Petter Hagen
Manager: Lars Nilsen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 16
🔑 Key Man: Niklas Castro
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Niklas Castro was born in Oslo, Norway. After having played his first senior match for Vålerenga in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far in 21 appearances.