Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Sandefjord will be facing away team Vålerenga at Sandefjord Arena in this Eliteserien meeting on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Sandefjord v Vålerenga are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Sandefjord won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 5-0 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Sarpsborg 08.
In that match, Sandefjord managed 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Sandefjord was Sander Foss (77' Own goal). Sarpsborg 08 got 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Ibrahima Koné (15', 22', 29', 45') scored for Sarpsborg 08.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Sandefjord haven’t conceded. The facts show that Sandefjord have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 13 goals on the way. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Sandefjord:
- haven't beaten Vålerenga in their last 5 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Vålerenga will come into the match following a 3-1 Eliteserien win in the defeat of Stabæk in their previous game.
In that match, Vålerenga managed 53% possession and 20 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. For Vålerenga, goals were scored by Amor Layouni (14') and Tobias Christensen (54', 59'). Stabæk had 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Mathis Bolly (92') scored for Stabæk.
Looking at their form, and Vålerenga have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. In defence, Vålerenga could really do with shoring things up.
Their prior results show that Vålerenga:
- have not lost to Sandefjord when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/11/2017 shows us that Sandefjord have won 1 of these games & Vålerenga 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
17 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 of them from Guttane and 11 being from Enga. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league match between the two was Eliteserien match day 6 on 30/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Vålerenga 3-1 Sandefjord.
In that game, Vålerenga managed 53% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Jonatan Tollås Nation (39'), Amor Layouni (61') and Aron Dønnum (70').
At the other end, Sandefjord had 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Sander Foss (67') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Kristoffer Hagenes.
Team News: Sandefjord
The Sandefjord boss Hans Ødegaard has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a fully injury-free squad available for selection. Sander Moen Foss cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Vålerenga
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Vålerenga manager Dag-Eilev Fagermo doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Sandefjord will need to apply a lot of pressure to be putting a goal past this Vålerenga outfit who should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for Vålerenga when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sandefjord Arena (6,582)
Captain: Enric Vallès
Chairman: Gunnar Bjønness
Manager: Hans Ødegaard
Competitions: Eliteserien position 11
🔑 Key Player: Kristoffer Hansen
Typically used in the Right Wing position, Kristoffer Hansen was born in Norway. Having played his first senior match for Sandefjord in the 2015 season, the talented Forward has contributed 6 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season so far in 16 appearances.