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The Eliteserien game at Sandefjord Arena on Wednesday sees home side Sandefjord play opponents FK Haugesund.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Sandefjord v FK Haugesund are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Sandefjord will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-0 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against Kristiansund.
In that game, Sandefjord had 57% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Sandefjord was Jørgen Kili Fjeldskår (89' Own goal). At the other end, Kristiansund got 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Christoffer Aasbak (55') was the scorer for Kristiansund.
A recurring characteristic of recent Sandefjord games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior six matches before this one, in 6 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a loser.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Sandefjord:
- have left without a victory over FK Haugesund in their last 5 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
FK Haugesund will come into the encounter after a 3-1 Eliteserien win over Vålerenga in their previous fixture.
In that match, FK Haugesund managed 47% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For FK Haugesund, goals were scored by Kevin Krygård (54') and Ibrahima Wadji (57', 62'). Vålerenga got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Aron Dønnum (52') scored for Vålerenga.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring FK Haugesund has become fairly consistent in recent matches. Examining their last 6 outings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 4 and FKH have scored 10. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Pre-game facts show that FK Haugesund:
- are undefeated by Sandefjord when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 13/05/2017 tells us that Sandefjord have won 1 of these & FK Haugesund 5, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 from Guttane and 12 belonging to FKH. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league match between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 25 on 22/11/2020 and the score finished FK Haugesund 3-2 Sandefjord.
The match was refereed by Sivert Amland.
Team News: Sandefjord
Sandefjord manager Hans Ødegaard doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match with a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: FK Haugesund
Due to a mostly available group of players, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the FK Haugesund boss Jostein Grindhaug to be concerned with. Joakim Vage Nilsen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
Our feeling is that FK Haugesund and Sandefjord may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. Therefore, we predict a very close game with a 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sandefjord Arena (6,582)
Captain: Enric Vallès
Chairman: Gunnar Bjønness
Manager: Hans Ødegaard
Competitions: Eliteserien position 11
🔑 Star Player: Kristoffer Hansen
Generally played in the Right Wing position, Kristoffer Hansen was born in Norway. After making a first senior appearance for Sandefjord in the 2015 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 4 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season to date in 10 appearances.