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The Eliteserien clash at Haugesund Stadion on Sunday sees hosts FK Haugesund up against opponents in Stabæk.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for FK Haugesund v Stabæk can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
FK Haugesund prepare for this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Eliteserien drawn match against Sarpsborg 08.
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where FK Haugesund have been participants. Regarding the goal distribution from this period, opposition teams scored a total of 6 while FKH got themselves 1.
Going into this one, FK Haugesund haven't lost in the league to Stabæk in their last 3 matches.
In the game prior to this, Stabæk drew 2-2 in the Eliteserien match with Bodo Glimt.
The only player to score from Stabæk was Mats Solheim (23'). Ulrik Saltnes (12') and Kasper Junker (18') scored for Bodo Glimt.
The stats tell the story, and Stabæk have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. Defensively, De Blaa can certainly do much better. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Stabæk:
- have not beaten FK Haugesund in games played away from home for the previous 7 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes dating back to 30/04/2017 tells us that FK Haugesund have won 3 of these games & Stabæk 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 for FKH and 5 netted by De Blaa. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league match between the two was Eliteserien match day 16 on 04/08/2019 when it ended Stabæk 1-1 FK Haugesund.
The referee was Trond Ivar Døvle.
Team News: FK Haugesund
FK Haugesund manager Jostein Grindhaug has no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Stabæk
Stabæk boss Jan Jönsson has not got a full squad to pick from. Matthew Rusike (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jeppe Moe (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Andreas Hanche-Olsen will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Stabæk could find themselves struggling to see themselves scoring against this FK Haugesund outfit who we think should just have the edge.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought 1-0 win for FK Haugesund at the end of the 90.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Haugesund Stadion (8,754)
Captain: Christian Grindheim
Chairman: Leif Helge Kaldheim
Manager: Jostein Grindhaug
Competitions: Eliteserien position 11
🔑 Key Player: Niklas Sandberg
Regularly used in the Centre Midfield position, Niklas Sandberg was born in Norway. Having made his senior debut playing for Sandnes Ulf in the 2014 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far in 10 appearances.