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The Eliteserien tie at Haugesund Stadion on Sunday will see home team FK Haugesund fighting it out with opponents ODD Grenland.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FK Haugesund v ODD Grenland can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
FK Haugesund will be hoping for a better result following the 3-2 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against Kristiansund.
In that match, FK Haugesund managed 49% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. For FK Haugesund, the scorers were Benjamin Hansen (22') and Niklas Sandberg (50'). For their opponents, Kristiansund got 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Sander Kartum (9'), Torgil Gjertsen (76') and Snorre Nilsen (88') scored for Kristiansund.
Matches featuring FK Haugesund have proved to be absorbing ones lately with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum of 30 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 5 goals per game) with 13 of those coming from FK Haugesund. Such a trend isn’t assured to be continued here, of course.
Coming into this contest, FK Haugesund haven't won against ODD Grenland in their previous 3 matches in the league.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Lillestrøm SK in Eliteserien competition, ODD Grenland will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, ODD Grenland had 58% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for ODD Grenland was Sander Svendsen (2', 31'). Lillestrøm SK had 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Thomas Lehne Olsen (22', 53') and Tom Pettersson (25') scored for Lillestrøm SK.
Demonstrating their fondness for productive matches, goals have been seen as many as 24 times in the previous 6 games in which ODD Grenland have played, giving a mean average of 4 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 15 from this total.
Analysis of their past results shows that ODD Grenland:
- have not won against FK Haugesund in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 21/10/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with FK Haugesund winning 2 of those games, ODD Grenland 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 in all which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 15 on 15/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of ODD Grenland 4-2 FK Haugesund.
In that game, ODD Grenland had 53% possession and 14 shots on goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Tobias Lauritsen (18', 45', 70') and Sander Svendsen (62').
For their opponents, FK Haugesund got 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Ibrahima Wadji (25') and Kristoffer Velde (53') scored.
The match was refereed by Mohammad Usman Aslam.
Team News: FK Haugesund
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the FK Haugesund manager Jostein Grindhaug to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Joakim Vage Nilsen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t play.
Team News: ODD Grenland
Due to a fully healthy squad to pick from, the ODD Grenland boss Jan Nornes doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
Here is a game where ODD Grenland will need things to go their way to get anything against this FK Haugesund outfit who we think will likely be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for FK Haugesund at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Haugesund Stadion (8,754)
Captain: Benjamin Hansen
Chairman: Leif Helge Kaldheim
Manager: Jostein Grindhaug
Competitions: Eliteserien position 7
⭐ Star Player: Kristoffer Velde
Normally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Kristoffer Velde was born in Norway. Having made a first senior appearance for FK Haugesund in the 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in this Eliteserien 2021 season so far in 19 appearances.