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The Eliteserien fixture at Marienlyst Stadion on Saturday will see home side Strømsgodset IF take on Sarpsborg 08.
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Strømsgodset IF will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-2 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against Kristiansund.
In that match, Strømsgodset IF managed 58% possession and 18 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Strømsgodset IF was Kristoffer Tokstad (54'). Kristiansund had 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Bendik Bye (20') and Aliou Coly (93') scored for Kristiansund.
Bjørn Ingebretsen's Strømsgodset IF have managed to score a sum total of 9 times in their preceding 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 6.
After a loss in their previous game against Rosenborg BK in Eliteserien competition, Sarpsborg 08 and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Sarpsborg 08 had 51% possession and 15 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Sarpsborg 08 was Ole Jørgen Halvorsen (76'). Rosenborg BK got 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Stefano Vecchia (22', 56') and Per Ciljan Skjelbred (33') scored for Rosenborg BK.
Lars Bohinen's Sarpsborg 08 have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 9 times in the course of their previous six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during that same period equals 10.
Looking at their past form shows that Sarpsborg 08:
- have not emerged victorious against Strømsgodset IF in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 30/09/2018 shows that Strømsgodset IF have won 3 of them and Sarpsborg 08 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 of them for Godset and 6 for Sarpsborg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league game between these sides was Eliteserien match day 15 on 14/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Sarpsborg 08 1-0 Strømsgodset IF.
In that game, Sarpsborg 08 had 41% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Their only player to score was Ibrahima Koné (72').
Strømsgodset IF got 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Kai Erik Steen.
Team News: Strømsgodset IF
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the Strømsgodset IF manager Bjørn Ingebretsen to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Lars-Jörgen Salvesen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Sarpsborg 08 boss Lars Bohinen doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, Sarpsborg 08 are likely to breach the defence of this Strømsgodset IF outfit, however it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Strømsgodset IF by the conclusion of the game. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Marienlyst Stadion (8,935)
Chairman: Elisabeth Lohk
Manager: Bjørn Ingebretsen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 9
⭐ Key Player: Johan Hove
Mostly used in the Centre Midfield position, Johan Hove was born in Norway. After having played his first senior match for Sogndal in the 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 campaign to date in a total of 18 appearances.