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The Eliteserien tie at Sarpsborg Stadion on Wednesday will see hosts Sarpsborg 08 take to the field against opponents FK Haugesund.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sarpsborg 08 v FK Haugesund match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Sarpsborg 08 will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-0 Eliteserien defeat last time out to Viking FK.
Kristoffer Løkberg (3') and Adrian Pereira (36', 46') scored for Viking FK.
A common characteristic of more recent Sarpsborg 08 games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've lost.
Looking at their past form shows that Sarpsborg 08:
- have not lost a league tie with FK Haugesund in their previous 7 games.
- have not registered a win against FK Haugesund in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
FK Haugesund go into this match following on from a 1-0 Eliteserien win against Rosenborg BK in their last match.
The only name on the scoresheet from FK Haugesund was Niklas Sandberg (9').
The attacking players from FK Haugesund have had real problems scoring goals in their past six games, recording the poor return of only 2. In those matches, FKH have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 6. That trend might not be sustained here, of course.
Their past results show that FK Haugesund:
- have not beaten Sarpsborg 08 in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 28/05/2017 tells us that Sarpsborg 08 have won 2 of these games and FK Haugesund 0, with the tally of drawn games being 4.
A combined total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 of them for Sarpsborg and 5 for FKH. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league game featuring the two was Eliteserien match day 29 on 24/11/2019 and the score finished Sarpsborg 08 1-1 FK Haugesund.
The referee was Trygve Kjensli.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Sarpsborg 08 manager Mikael Stahre will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
We think that Sarpsborg could kick off with a 3-4-3 system this time, handing starts to David Nilsson, Nicolai Næss, Bjørn Inge Utvik, Magnar Ødegaard, Joachim Thomassen, Ole Jørgen Halvorsen, Anton Jönsson Salétros, Jonathan Lindseth, Joachim Soltvedt, Jørgen Strand Larsen and Mohamed Ofkir.
Team News: FK Haugesund
Due to a fully healthy squad to choose from, FK Haugesund boss Jostein Grindhaug does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
It’s our belief that FKH could decide to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to Helge Sandvik, Mikkel Desler, Ulrik Fredriksen, Benjamin Tiedemann Hansen, Fredrik Knudsen, Christian Grindheim, Thore Pedersen, Alexander Ammitzbøll, Bruno Leite, Kristoffer Velde and Ibrahima Wadji.
In our view, FK Haugesund might well have a job on their hands to break down this Sarpsborg 08 lineup who we think might well end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a very even match with a 1-0 winning margin for Sarpsborg 08 when all is said and done.
A close call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sarpsborg Stadion (8,022)
Captain: Joachim Thomassen
Chairman: Hans Petter Arnesen
Manager: Mikael Stahre
Competitions: Eliteserien position 10
⭐ Key Man: Ismaila Coulibaly
Customarily used in the Striker position, Ismaila Coulibaly was born in Mali. Having made his senior debut playing for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Eliteserien 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.