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The Eliteserien meeting at Nadderud Stadion on Wednesday will see hosts Stabæk take on Lillestrøm SK.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Stabæk v Lillestrøm SK can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Stabæk will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 Eliteserien defeat last time out to Strømsgodset IF.
In that game, Stabæk had 41% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stabæk was Oliver Edvardsen (35'). On the other side, Strømsgodset IF had 23 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Johan Hove (37') and Fred Friday (80') scored for Strømsgodset IF.
Fixtures with Stabæk have tended to be lively encounters recently with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 21 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 6 of those accredited to De Blaa.
Looking at their past form shows that Stabæk:
- haven't lost in the league to Lillestrøm SK in their last 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
In their previous game, Lillestrøm SK drew 1-1 in the Eliteserien tie with Molde FK.
In that match, Lillestrøm SK managed 57% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Lillestrøm SK was Lars Ranger (92'). On the other side, Molde FK got 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Etzaz Hussain (41') was the scorer for Molde FK.
The stats don’t lie, and Lillestrøm SK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 6 goals in total. In defence, Kanarifuglene could really do with shoring things up. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Their prior results show that Lillestrøm SK:
- haven't won against Stabæk in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 03/06/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Stabæk winning 2 of those games, Lillestrøm SK 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 26 overall at an average of 4.33 goals per match.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 28 on 10/11/2019 when it ended Lillestrøm SK 1-3 Stabæk.
The referee was Kai Erik Steen.
Team News: Stabæk
Stabæk manager Jan Jönsson will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Lillestrøm SK
Due to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Lillestrøm SK manager Geir Bakke doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that Lillestrøm SK and Stabæk could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nadderud Stadion (4,938)
Captain: Yaw Amankwah
Chairman: Espen Moe
Manager: Jan Jönsson
Competitions: Eliteserien position 16
⭐ Star Man: Antonio Nusa
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Antonio Nusa was born in Norway. Having played his first senior match for Stabæk in the 2021 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 3 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.