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Sandefjord arrive at Skagerak Arena on Sunday for the Eliteserien showdown with home side ODD Grenland.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for ODD Grenland v Sandefjord are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
ODD Grenland head into this match following on from a 2-2 Eliteserien drawn game versus Vålerenga.
In that match, ODD Grenland managed 55% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For ODD Grenland, the scorers were Dennis Gjengaar (8'), Sondre Johansen (19' Own goal) and Ole Erik Midtskogen (67'). On the other side, Vålerenga got 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Eneo Bitri (39') scored for Vålerenga.
Fixtures featuring ODD Grenland have tended to be absorbing affairs recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 games, a grand total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 13 of those belonging to ODD Grenland. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
In their last fixture, Sandefjord drew 0-0 in the Eliteserien tie with FK Haugesund.
In that match, Sandefjord managed 60% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. On the other side, Haugesund had 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sandefjord have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. In defence, Sandefjord have clearly had some problems.
Coming into this meeting, Sandefjord have not lost to ODD Grenland when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 13/12/2020 shows that ODD Grenland have won 1 of them and Sandefjord 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A combined total of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 for Oddrane and 10 for Guttane. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 9 on 04/06/2023 when it ended Sandefjord 4-1 ODD Grenland.
In that match, Sandefjord managed 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Goals were scored by Danilo Al-Saed (11', 65') and Gilbert Koomson (52').
On the other side, ODD Grenland got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Steffen Hagen (55' Own goal) and Fenuel Tewelde (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Mohammad Aslam.
Team News: ODD Grenland
The ODD Grenland manager Pål Arne Johansen does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
It looks as if Oddrane could employ a 3-4-2-1 formation for this game featuring P. K. Bråtveit, S. Solholm Johansen, Steffen Hagen, Diogo Tomas, Mikael Ingebrigtsen, Solomon Owusu, Leonard Owusu, Josef Brian Baccay, Dennis Gjengaar, F. R. Jørgensen and Ole Erik Midtskogen.
Team News: Sandefjord
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Sandefjord boss Hans Erik Ødegaard doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
There’s a good chance that Guttane will likely begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Hugo Keto, Fredrik Palerud, Jesper Taaje, Sander Moen Foss, Vetle Walle Egeli, Sander Risan Mørk, Filip Ottosson, Aleksander Nilsson, Gilbert Koomson, Franklin Nyenetue and Danilo Al-Saed.
We feel that in this game, ODD Grenland can and should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Sandefjord are also probably going to find it difficult to make a breakthrough but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re tipping a 3-1 winning score for ODD Grenland after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Skagerak Arena (11,767)
Captain: Steffen Hagen
Chairman: Bernt Ove Søvik
Manager: Pål Arne Johansen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 9
⭐ Key Man: Ole Erik Midtskogen
Usually playing in the Striker position, Ole Erik Midtskogen was born in Tynset, Norway. Having made a first senior appearance for Dundalk in the 2021 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in the Eliteserien 2023 season so far from a total of 19 appearances.