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The Eliteserien clash at Lerkendal Stadion on Thursday sees hosts Rosenborg BK lock horns with opponents SK Brann.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Rosenborg BK v SK Brann game (including the best match odds).
Rosenborg BK prepare for this match following a 2-2 Eliteserien tied result versus Bodo Glimt.
In that match, Rosenborg BK managed 41% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Rosenborg BK, the goals were scored by Carlo Holse (23') and Rasmus Wiedesheim-Paul (88'). At the other end, Bodo Glimt had 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Erik Botheim (9') and Sondre Fet (52') scored for Bodo Glimt.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Rosenborg BK defence. Troillongan have been mean at the back, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their last 6 clashes standing at 4. That pattern might not follow through into this match, though.
Heading into this contest, Rosenborg BK are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Molde FK in Eliteserien action, SK Brann and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, SK Brann had 54% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Molde FK had 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Ohi Omoijuanfo (29', 42', 53') and Fredrik Aursnes (38') scored for Molde FK.
Looking at their form, and SK Brann have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 13 goals in total. In defence, Brann have clearly had some problems.
Coming into this clash, SK Brann haven't been beaten by Rosenborg BK when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 27/05/2018 shows us that Rosenborg BK have won 3 of these & SK Brann 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 for Troillongan and 7 belonging to Brann. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 25 on 24/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Rosenborg BK 2-3 SK Brann.
The match was refereed by Tore Hansen.
Team News: Rosenborg BK
Rosenborg BK manager Åge Hareide will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this clash with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: SK Brann
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, SK Brann boss Kåre Ingebrigtsen has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
In this match, Rosenborg BK will more than likely get a couple of goals in this one when they line up against SK Brann, who might well find it difficult getting goals.
Accordingly, we see a comfortable 2-0 win for Rosenborg BK by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lerkendal Stadion (21,423)
Captain: Markus Henriksen
Chairman: Ivar Koteng
Manager: Åge Hareide
Competitions: Eliteserien position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Kristoffer Zachariassen
Usually taking up the Centre Midfield position, Kristoffer Zachariassen was born in Sotra, Norway. After having made a senior debut playing for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2021 season to date in a total of 2 appearances.