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The Eliteserien tie at Haugesund Stadion on Sunday will see home side FK Haugesund welcoming opponents Sarpsborg 08.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for FK Haugesund v Sarpsborg 08 can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
FK Haugesund, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-3 Eliteserien victory versus SK Brann.
In that match, FK Haugesund had 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For FK Haugesund, the scorers were Sondre Liseth (28'), Kristoffer Velde (30') and Alioune Ndour (81'). On the other side, SK Brann got 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Aune Heggebø (69') was the scorer for SK Brann.
Fixtures with FK Haugesund have often been entertaining encounters lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, the sum of 27 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 12 of those belonging to FK Haugesund. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Sarpsborg 08 go into this clash after a 5-0 Eliteserien win with the defeat of Sandefjord in their previous fixture.
In that match, Sarpsborg 08 had 40% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Sarpsborg 08 was Ibrahima Koné (15', 22', 29', 45'). For their opponents, Sandefjord had 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Sander Foss (77' Own goal) was the scorer for Sandefjord.
Lars Bohinen's Sarpsborg 08 have found the back of the net 10 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 8.
Pre-game facts show that Sarpsborg 08:
- have not emerged victorious against FK Haugesund in games played away from home for the previous 7 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 28/10/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with FK Haugesund winning 1 of those games, Sarpsborg 08 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 9 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for FKH and 4 being from Sarpsborg. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 3 on 16/05/2021 when it finished Sarpsborg 08 0-0 FK Haugesund.
On that day, Sarpsborg 08 had 46% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, FK Haugesund had 10 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Rohit Saggi.
Team News: FK Haugesund
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the FK Haugesund boss Jostein Grindhaug to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Joakim Vage Nilsen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Sarpsborg 08 manager Lars Bohinen does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
We’re thinking that Sarpsborg 08 may find it difficult to score against this FK Haugesund team who we think might well end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 1-0 victory for FK Haugesund at the end of the match.
It should be a good one.
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 8
🔑 Star Player: Kristoffer Velde
Mostly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Kristoffer Velde was born in Norway. After making a first senior appearance for FK Haugesund in the 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this Eliteserien 2021 campaign so far from a total of 17 appearances.