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Stabæk journey to Color Line Stadion on Saturday for the Eliteserien meeting with home side Aalesunds FK.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Aalesunds FK v Stabæk game - plus the latest betting odds.
Aalesunds FK will be hoping for a better result after the 3-1 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Vålerenga.
In that match, Aalesunds FK had 43% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Aalesunds FK was Martin Ramsland (13'). Vålerenga had 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Andrej Ilić (17', 54') and Elias Hagen (50') scored for Vålerenga.
Aalesunds FK have really struggled up front in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 against opposition teams during the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, Aalesunds FK have also seen the number of goals against them total 15.
Their prior results show that Aalesunds FK:
- have left without a victory over Stabæk in their last 6 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against SK Brann in Eliteserien action, Stabæk and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Stabæk managed 48% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Brann got 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Bård Finne (12') was the scorer for SK Brann.
The forward players for Stabæk have struggled for goals over their last 6 games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those fixtures, De Blaa have also seen the collective goal aggregate against them equal 12. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Stabæk:
- haven't been defeated by Aalesunds FK in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 8 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 10/09/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Aalesunds FK. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Stabæk have dominated them, winning in 67% of those matches played.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 of them from Tangotrøyene and 11 created by De Blaa. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 6 on 13/05/2023 when it ended Stabæk 1-0 Aalesunds FK.
That day, Stabæk managed 59% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Kevin Kabran (76').
For their opponents, Aalesunds FK had 12 shots on goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Tore Hansen.
Team News: Aalesunds FK
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Aalesunds FK boss Christian Johnsen to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Alexander Ammitzbøll (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
In all likelihood, Tangotrøyene could make use of the 4-3-3 formation for the game and select Sten Grytebust, Erik Ansok Frøysa, Amidou Diop, Simen Vatne Haram, John Kitolano, Henrik Melland, Erlend Segberg, Markus Karlsbakk, B. Martin Kristensen, Martin Ramsland and Isaac Atanga.
Team News: Stabæk
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Stabæk manager Bob Bradley has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match. Herman Geelmuyden is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We reckon that De Blaa will likely play in a 4-3-3 lineup, giving starts to Isak Pettersson, Sturla Ottesen, Nicolai Næss, Kasper Pedersen, Nikolas Walstad, Curtis Edwards, Fredrik Krogstad, Gaute Höberg Vetti, Rasmus Eggen Vinge, Luca Kjerrumgaard and Kevin Kabran.
We’re of the opinion that Stabæk and Aalesunds FK could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 score when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Color Line Stadion (10,778)
Captain: David Fällman
Chairman: Jan Petter Hagen
Manager: Christian Johnsen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 16
🔑 Star Player: Isaac Atanga
Customarily taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Isaac Atanga was born in Nkoranza, Ghana. After making a first senior appearance for FC Nordsjælland in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Eliteserien 2023 campaign so far from a total of 20 appearances.