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The Eliteserien tie at Haugesund Stadion on Sunday sees home side FK Haugesund take on Vålerenga.
Our FK Haugesund v Vålerenga predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
FK Haugesund won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-0 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against Mjøndalen.
In that match, FK Haugesund managed 55% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Mjøndalen got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Martin Ovenstad (20'), Syver Eriksen (57') and Markus Nakkim (76') scored for Mjøndalen.
A common feature of more recent FK Haugesund games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their previous 6 clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a loser.
Coming into this contest, FK Haugesund are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Vålerenga drew 2-2 in the Eliteserien match with Lillestrøm SK.
In that match, Vålerenga managed 74% possession and 17 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Vålerenga, the goalscorers were Aron Dønnum (53') and Henrik Udahl (84'). At the other end, Lillestrøm SK got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Lars Ranger (24') and Thomas Lehne Olsen (43') scored for Lillestrøm SK.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Vålerenga have amassed a total of 11 goals. Enga have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 6 goals scored by their opponents. Previous results aside, time will tell if the trend will be maintained in this match.
Coming into this clash, Vålerenga haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 06/05/2018 shows us that FK Haugesund have won 3 of these games and Vålerenga 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 of them for FKH and 9 coming from Enga. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league meeting between these sides was Eliteserien match day 16 on 29/08/2020 which ended up with the score at FK Haugesund 2-1 Vålerenga.
The match was refereed by Tom Harald Hagen.
Team News: FK Haugesund
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the FK Haugesund gaffer Jostein Grindhaug to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Joakim Vage Nilsen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Vålerenga
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Vålerenga gaffer Dag-Eilev Fagermo to contend with. Vidar Örn Kjartansson (Fractured Foot) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that FK Haugesund might well have a job on their hands to hit the back of the net against this Vålerenga team who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
That’s why we have predicted a 0-1 winning score for Vålerenga when all is said and done.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Haugesund Stadion (8,754)
Captain: Benjamin Hansen
Chairman: Leif Helge Kaldheim
Manager: Jostein Grindhaug
Competitions: Eliteserien position 9
🔑 Star Player: Sondre Liseth
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Sondre Liseth was born in Bergen, Norway. After having played his first senior match for Mjøndalen in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.