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Sarpsborg 08 visit Åråsen Stadion on Monday for the Eliteserien fixture with home team Lillestrøm SK.
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Lillestrøm SK prepare for this game following on from a 1-1 Eliteserien drawn match versus Bodo Glimt.
In that match, Lillestrøm SK had 43% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Lillestrøm SK was Akor Adams (32'). At the other end, Bodo Glimt had 22 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Alfons Sampsted (82') scored for Bodo Glimt.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that huge efforts have been put in by the Lillestrøm SK rearguard. Lillestrøm SK have kept it tight, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 outings standing at 4.
Sarpsborg 08 will go into the game following a 1-0 Eliteserien win with the downing of ODD Grenland in their previous game.
In that match, Sarpsborg 08 had 54% possession and 24 attempts at goal with 9 on target. The scorer for Sarpsborg 08 was Kristian Opseth (63'). ODD Grenland had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Sarpsborg 08 have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. In defence, Sarpsborg 08 could really do with shoring things up. That kind of trend might not be sustained into this game, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sarpsborg 08:
- are winless against Lillestrøm SK when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 17/03/2018 shows us that Lillestrøm SK have won 1 of these games & Sarpsborg 08 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Kanarifuglene and 7 being from Sarpsborg. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The last league contest between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 21 on 02/10/2021 when the final score was Sarpsborg 08 2-1 Lillestrøm SK.
On that occasion, Sarpsborg 08 managed 38% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Jonathan Lindseth (28') and Ibrahima Koné (64').
For their opponents, Lillestrøm SK got 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Thomas Lehne Olsen (57') was the scorer.
The referee was Marius Grøtta.
Team News: Lillestrøm SK
The Lillestrøm SK boss Geir Bakke has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash with a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is just a single fitness worry for the Sarpsborg 08 boss Stefan Billborn to contend with. Moubarack Compaoré (Fractured Leg) won’t be in action.
In our view, Sarpsborg 08 could well find it tough to find the net against this Lillestrøm SK outfit who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought 1-0 advantage for Lillestrøm SK at the end of this one.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Åråsen Stadion (11,500)
Captain: Gjermund Åsen
Chairman: Morten Kokkim
Manager: Geir Bakke
Competitions: Eliteserien position 2
🔑 Key Player: Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson
Regularly played in the Striker position, Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson was born in Iceland. After having played his first senior match for Brøndby IF in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.