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Kristiansund will arrive at Haugesund Stadion on Sunday for the Eliteserien game with hosts FK Haugesund.
Our tips, poll and stats for FK Haugesund v Kristiansund can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
FK Haugesund will be wanting a better result here after a 5-1 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Viking FK.
In that game, FK Haugesund managed 38% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for FK Haugesund was Alioune Ndour (21'). Viking FK got 20 shots at goal with 10 on target. Veton Berisha (27', 42', 51') and Sebastian Sebulonsen (90', 94') scored for Viking FK.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where FK Haugesund haven’t conceded. The reality is that FK Haugesund have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 14 goals along the way. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
In their last game, Kristiansund drew 2-2 in the Eliteserien match with Hamarkameratene.
In that match, Kristiansund had 63% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Kristiansund, the goalscorers were Torgil Gjertsen (16') and Snorre Nilsen (63'). On the other side, Hamarkameratene had 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Hasan Kuruçay (44') and Yuriy Yakovenko (85') scored for Hamarkameratene.
The stats tell the story, and Kristiansund have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. Defensively, Kristiansund just haven’t been too solid at all.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Kristiansund:
- have left without a victory over FK Haugesund when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes going back to 19/05/2019 tells us that FK Haugesund have won 2 of these games and Kristiansund 1, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 20 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 of them for FKH and 8 belonging to KBK. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 19 on 18/09/2021 and the score finished Kristiansund 3-2 FK Haugesund.
That time, Kristiansund had 51% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Sander Kartum (9'), Torgil Gjertsen (76') and Snorre Nilsen (88').
At the other end, FK Haugesund got 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Benjamin Hansen (22') and Niklas Sandberg (50') scored.
The referee was Marius Grøtta.
Team News: FK Haugesund
The FK Haugesund boss Jostein Grindhaug has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this game owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Kristiansund
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Kristiansund boss Christian Michelsen doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We’re thinking that Kristiansund may find it difficult to register a score against this FK Haugesund lineup who we think should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning margin for FK Haugesund when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Haugesund Stadion (8,754)
Captain: Kevin Krygård
Chairman: Leif Helge Kaldheim
Manager: Jostein Grindhaug
Competitions: Eliteserien position 16