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The Eliteserien meeting at Åråsen Stadion on Sunday will see home side Lillestrøm SK taking on opponents FK Haugesund.
Our Lillestrøm SK v FK Haugesund predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Lillestrøm SK won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against Kristiansund.
In that match, Lillestrøm SK managed 44% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. Kristiansund got 18 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Bendik Bye (83') scored for Kristiansund.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Lillestrøm SK have shown defensive steel. In fact, Kanarifuglene have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals on the way. That kind of trend might not be sustained here, however.
Coming into this clash, Lillestrøm SK have not been beaten in the league by FK Haugesund in their last 5 games.
FK Haugesund will come into the meeting following on from a 4-2 Eliteserien win to beat Viking FK in their most recent game.
In that match, FK Haugesund had 46% possession and 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For FK Haugesund, the goalscorers were Kristoffer Velde (24', 60'), Ibrahima Wadji (64') and Alioune Ndour (91'). Viking FK had 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Veton Berisha (38', 95') scored for Viking FK.
Jostein Grindhaug's FK Haugesund have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 7 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during that period equals 9.
Pre-game facts show that FK Haugesund:
- have not beaten Lillestrøm SK in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 09/04/2017 tells us that Lillestrøm SK have won 2 of them and FK Haugesund 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A sum of 13 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from Kanarifuglene and 6 created by FKH. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 19 on 25/08/2019 and the score finished FK Haugesund 0-2 Lillestrøm SK.
The referee was Ola Hobber Nilsen.
Team News: Lillestrøm SK
Lillestrøm SK boss Geir Bakke doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: FK Haugesund
From a largely healthy squad, there is only a single fitness worry for the FK Haugesund gaffer Jostein Grindhaug to contend with. Joakim Vage Nilsen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
In this game, FK Haugesund certainly have the ability to put a goal past this Lillestrøm SK lineup, however it possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 win for Lillestrøm SK at full-time. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Åråsen Stadion (11,500)
Captain: Thomas Olsen
Chairman: Morten Kokkim
Manager: Geir Bakke
Competitions: Eliteserien position 15