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The Eliteserien game at Skagerak Arena on Saturday sees home side ODD Grenland facing opposition in the form of Vålerenga.
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ODD Grenland prepare for this fixture after a 1-1 Eliteserien tied result against Sarpsborg 08.
In that game, ODD Grenland had 50% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for ODD Grenland was Syver Aas (84'). On the other side, Sarpsborg 08 had 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Anton Salétros (70') was the scorer for Sarpsborg 08.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that ODD Grenland have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that ODD Grenland have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals in the process.
Their prior results show that ODD Grenland:
- haven't won against Vålerenga in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their last game, Vålerenga drew 1-1 in the Eliteserien match with Tromsø IL.
In that game, Vålerenga managed 58% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Vålerenga was Fredrik Jensen (52'). At the other end, Tromsø IL got 12 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Adam Örn Arnarson (81') was the scorer for Tromsø IL.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Dag-Eilev Fagermo's Vålerenga have seen their goal attempts be successful 7 times, yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Vålerenga:
- are winless against ODD Grenland in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 22/09/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with ODD Grenland winning 2 of those games, Vålerenga 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 from Oddrane and 8 being from Enga. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 14 on 16/06/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Vålerenga 1-1 ODD Grenland.
The match was refereed by Svein Oddvar Moen.
Team News: ODD Grenland
The ODD Grenland boss Jan Nornes has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Vålerenga
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Vålerenga boss Dag-Eilev Fagermo does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Vålerenga and ODD Grenland may both find scoring difficult here.
We’ll see, but this could easily end up all-square. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Skagerak Arena (11,767)
Captain: Steffen Hagen
Chairman: Trond Haukvik
Manager: Jan Nornes
Competitions: Eliteserien position 12
⭐ Star Man: Sander Svendsen
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Sander Svendsen was born in Norway. Having made his senior debut playing for Molde FK in the 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 8 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 campaign so far from a total of 25 appearances.