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Kristiansund line up against visiting side Sandefjord at Kristiansund Stadion in the Eliteserien match on Wednesday.
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Kristiansund head into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Eliteserien drawn result vs SK Brann.
The only scorer from Kristiansund was Pål Erik Ulvestad (87'). Gilbert Koomson (73') was the scorer for SK Brann.
KBK have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, but they have also managed to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, KBK have conceded in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see whether such a trend shall be replicated in this game.
Their previous form shows that Kristiansund:
- are unbeaten in the league by Sandefjord in their previous 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Sandefjord will come into the encounter following on from a 1-0 Eliteserien win vs Mjøndalen in their most recent game.
The only scorer from Sandefjord was Erik Brenden (64').
The attacking players from Sandefjord have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, Guttane have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 10.
Going into this one, Sandefjord are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league game between the two was Eliteserien match day 27 on 28/10/2018 which ended up with the score at Kristiansund 3-2 Sandefjord.
The referee was Trygve Kjensli.
Team News: Kristiansund
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Kristiansund manager Christian Michelsen to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Sean McDermott (Thumb Injury) won’t play.
We are thinking that KBK look set to use the 4-2-3-1 system for this one featuring Serigne Mor Mbaye, Christoffer Aasbak, Dan Peter Ulvestad, Aliou Coly, Bent Sørmo, Amidou Diop, Andreas Hopmark, Olaus Jair Skarsem, Liridon Kalludra, Bendik Bye and Flamur Kastrati.
Team News: Sandefjord
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Sandefjord boss Martí Cifuentes has no fitness worries at all before this game.
From our viewpoint, Guttane might utilise a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Jacob Storevik, Lars Markmanrud, Marc Vales, Martin Kreuzriegler, Anton Kralj, Emil Palsson, Enric Valles, Erik Næsbak Brenden, Rufo, Kristoffer Normann Hansen and Sivert Gussias.
We’re thinking that Kristiansund have it within them to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Sandefjord might well find it a difficult task getting goals although we do think that they will probably end up scoring here.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Kristiansund at the conclusion of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kristiansund Stadion (4,444)
Captain: Dan Ulvestad
Chairman: Finn Backer
Manager: Christian Michelsen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 9
🔑 Key Player: Amahl Pellegrino
Mostly played in the Striker position, Amahl Pellegrino was born in Drammen, Norway. Having played his first senior match for Lillestrøm SK in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 8 league goals in the Eliteserien 2020 campaign to date in a total of 8 appearances.