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Stabæk will be hosting guests SK Brann at Nadderud Stadion in this Eliteserien game on Sunday.
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Stabæk will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Eliteserien defeat last time out to Strømsgodset IF.
In that match, Stabæk managed 54% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stabæk was Simen Wangberg (15'). Strømsgodset got 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Herman Stengel (17') and Gustav Valsvik (80') scored for Strømsgodset IF.
Stabæk have really struggled up front of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 against opposing sides during the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Stabæk have also seen the number of goals against them total 12. That sort of trend might not be sustained into this match, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Stabæk:
- are winless against SK Brann in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
SK Brann will come into the game following on from a 1-0 Eliteserien win to defeat Sarpsborg 08 in their previous outing.
In that game, SK Brann managed 59% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for SK Brann was Sivert Heltne Nilsen (69'). At the other end, Sarpsborg 08 had 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
SK Brann have been good when going forward of late, scoring 14 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that SK Brann have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 24/10/2020 shows us that Stabæk have won 1 of these & SK Brann 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 from De Blaa and 9 for Brann. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 7 on 16/05/2023 when it finished SK Brann 4-1 Stabæk.
On that day, SK Brann had 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Bård Finne (30', 77'), Felix Myhre (36') and Sivert Heltne Nilsen (63').
Stabæk got 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Kasper Høgh (35') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Svein Oddvar Moen.
Team News: Stabæk
The Stabæk boss Lars Bohinen will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
In all likelihood, De Blaa look set to opt for a 3-5-2 formation and select Isak Pettersson, Simen Wangberg, Nicolai Næss, Nikolas Walstad, Tobias Pachonik, Curtis Edwards, Fredrik Krogstad, Gaute Höberg Vetti, Aleksander Andresen, Kevin Kabran and Mushaga Bakenga.
Team News: SK Brann
SK Brann boss Eirik Horneland has to currently contend with reduced team options. Magnus Warming (Groin Injury), Ole Didrik Blomberg (Groin Surgery), Ruben Kristiansen (Groin Surgery) and Mads Sande (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) can’t be considered.
We reckon that SK Brann seem likely to play in a 4-3-3 lineup with a starting lineup of Matias Dyngeland, Svenn Crone, Japhet Sery Larsen, Thore Pedersen, Joachim Soltvedt, Felix Horn Myhre, Sivert Nilsen, Sander Kartum, Frederik Borsting, Bard Finne and Niklas Castro.
Our pre-match assessment is that SK Brann should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the other end, Stabæk will not find it easy to make a breakthrough, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be scoring.
We can therefore see a comfortable 1-3 winning margin for SK Brann at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nadderud Stadion (4,938)
Captain: Simen Wangberg
Chairman: Espen Moe
Manager: Lars Bohinen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 15
🔑 Key Player: Mushaga Bakenga
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Mushaga Bakenga was born in Trondheim, Norway. After making a first senior appearance for Rosenborg BK in the 2009 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in the Eliteserien 2023 campaign so far in a total of 18 appearances.