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FK Haugesund come up against visiting team Start at Haugesund Stadion in the Eliteserien fixture on Wednesday.
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FK Haugesund will be looking for another win after a 0-1 Eliteserien success over Sandefjord.
The only name on the scoresheet from FK Haugesund was Kristoffer Velde (15').
FK Haugesund have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 10 during that period while also conceding a total of 12.
A look at their previous results shows us that FK Haugesund:
- haven't lost in the league to Start in their previous 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against ODD Grenland in Eliteserien action, Start will be hoping to turn things around here.
Markus Kaasa (4'), Vebjørn Hoff (12'), Torgeir Børven (49', 66') and Tobias Lauritsen (85') scored for ODD Grenland.
Start have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 5 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Start have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games.
Pre-game facts show that Start:
- have not beaten FK Haugesund when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/05/2015 shows that FK Haugesund have won 4 of these games and Start 2, with the number of draws standing at 0.
A sum of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 from FKH and 6 being from Start. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 30 on 24/11/2018 which ended up with the score at FK Haugesund 3-1 Start.
The referee was Kai Erik Steen.
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 group of players. Christian Grindheim (Unknown Injury) misses out.
We are thinking that FKH could line up in a 3-5-2 formation for this game with Andreas Lie, Daan Klinkenberg, Daniel Leo Gretarsson, Jonas Grønner, Davíd Kristján Ólafsson, Peter Orry Larsen, Ståle Steen Sæthre, Simen Bolkan Nordli, Shaquill Sno, Sigurd Haugen and Niklas Fernando Castro.
Team News: Start
Start manager Jóhannes Harðarson has to currently contend with reduced team options. Martin Ramsland (Groin Surgery), Adeleke Akinyemi (Ankle Injury) and Henrik Gjesdal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Start seem likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system, giving starts to Sosha Makani, Joackim Solberg, Markus Nakkim, Sondre Solholm Johansen, William Sell, Lars Olden Larsen, Stian Semb Aasmundsen, Tonny Brochmann, Vetle Dragsnes, Fredrik Brustad and Shuaibu Lalle Ibrahim.
Our feeling is that Start will have to work hard as a team to breach the defence of this FK Haugesund outfit who we reckon will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 1-0 win for FK Haugesund when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Haugesund Stadion (8,754)
Captain: Christian Grindheim
Chairman: Leif Helge Kaldheim
Manager: Jostein Grindhaug
Competitions: Eliteserien position 14
🔑 Star Player: Niklas Sandberg
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Niklas Sandberg was born in Norway. After making a first senior appearance for Sandnes Ulf in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored 3 league goals in the Eliteserien 2020 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.