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Sarpsborg 08 will do battle with visiting club Mjøndalen at Sarpsborg Stadion in the Eliteserien fixture on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Sarpsborg 08 v Mjøndalen can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Sarpsborg 08 will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-1 Eliteserien triumph vs Aalesunds FK.
The only scorer from Sarpsborg 08 was Tobias Heintz (48').
Matches with Sarpsborg 08 have proved to be exciting ones recently with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 9 of these accredited to Sarpsborg.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Sandefjord in Eliteserien competition, Mjøndalen and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Sivert Gussiås (53') was the scorer for Sandefjord.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Mjøndalen has been evident of late. Checking on their last 6 games shows that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 13 while Mjøndalen have scored 3. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, of course.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 2 on 20/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Mjøndalen 1-0 Sarpsborg 08.
The match was refereed by Sigurd Kringstad.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Sarpsborg 08 manager Mikael Stahre has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
It seems likely that Sarpsborg will possibly make use of the 3-5-2 formation for this game, handing starts to David Nilsson, Magnar Ødegaard, Bjørn Inge Utvik, Mikael Dyrestam, Joachim Soltvedt, Jonathan Lindseth, Jordan Adeoti, Nicolai Næss, Ole Jørgen Halvorsen, Mustafa Abdellaoue and Tobias Heintz.
Team News: Mjøndalen
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is only the lone fitness worry for the Mjøndalen boss Vegard Hansen to be concerned about. Vamouti Diomande (Achilles tendon rupture) misses out for this game.
We are inclined to think that Mjøndalen might begin the game with a 3-5-2 formation with a starting lineup of Sosha Makani, Markus Nakkim, Sondre Solholm Johansen, Joackim Solberg, Alexander Betten Hansen, Stian Semb Aasmundsen, Sondre Liseth, Lars Olden Larsen, Vetle Dragsnes, Andreas Hellum and Fredrik Brustad.
In this game, Sarpsborg 08 certainly have the ability to get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Mjøndalen, who won’t find it easy to find the back of the net.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 2-0 winning margin for Sarpsborg 08 by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sarpsborg Stadion (8,022)
Captain: Joachim Thomassen
Chairman: Hans Petter Arnesen
Manager: Mikael Stahre
Competitions: Eliteserien position 11
⭐ Key Player: Mustafa Abdellaoue
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Mustafa Abdellaoue was born in Oslo, Norway. After making a first senior appearance for Vålerenga in the 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 5 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 campaign so far from a total of 15 appearances.