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The Eliteserien meeting at Skagerak Arena on Wednesday sees home side ODD Grenland go up against opponents Bodo Glimt.
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ODD Grenland, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-5 Eliteserien triumph versus Start.
For ODD Grenland, goals were scored by Markus Kaasa (4'), Vebjørn Hoff (12'), Torgeir Børven (49', 66') and Tobias Lauritsen (85').
It has been all too rare in recent games that ODD Grenland have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Oddrane have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals during that time.
Bodo Glimt will go into this game after a 2-1 Eliteserien win with the eclipse of Sarpsborg 08 in their last match.
For Bodo Glimt, the scorers were Jens Hauge (32') and Ulrik Saltnes (58'). Ole Jørgen Halvorsen (54') scored for Sarpsborg 08.
In as many as 6 out of the previous 6 games involving Bodo Glimt, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match in that time is 5, with the average number of goals for Glimt being 3.33. Despite that, time will tell whether that trend will be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
Pre-game facts show that Bodo Glimt:
- have not registered a win against ODD Grenland when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 08/05/2016 shows that ODD Grenland have won 3 of them and Bodo Glimt 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 of them for Oddrane and 8 coming from Glimt. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 20 on 30/08/2019 which ended up with the score at ODD Grenland 3-1 Bodo Glimt.
The match was refereed by Ola Hobber Nilsen.
Team News: ODD Grenland
ODD Grenland manager Jan Nornes will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a completely healthy group available to select from.
We think that Oddrane will possibly employ a 4-3-3 system for this one, handing starts to Sondre Løvseth Rossbach, Birk Risa, Steffen Hagen, Odin Luras Björtuft, Espen Ruud, Filip Rønningen Jørgensen, Vebjørn Hoff, Joshua Kitolano, Onyekachi Hope Ugwuadu, Torgeir Børven and Markus André Kaasa.
Team News: Bodo Glimt
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Bodo Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen has no fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
We are inclined to think that Glimt could decide to elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Joshua Smits, Alfons Sampsted, Marius Lode, Brede Moe, Fredrik Andre Bjørkan, Sondre Brunstad Fet, Patrick Berg, Ulrik Saltnes, Philip Zinckernagel, Kasper Junker and Jens Petter Hauge.
We’re of the opinion that Bodo Glimt will, in all probability, convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, ODD Grenland could well find it tough scoring goals of their own- but, we do see them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a pretty comfortable 1-3 winning score for Bodo Glimt at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Skagerak Arena (12,000)
Captain: Steffen Hagen
Chairman: Trond Haukvik
Manager: Jan Nornes
Competitions: Eliteserien position 10
🔑 Key Man: Torgeir Børven
Typically used in the Striker position, Torgeir Børven was born in Øystese, Norway. Having played his first senior match for ODD Grenland in the 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 6 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 campaign so far from a total of 4 appearances.