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The Eliteserien game at Sarpsborg Stadion on Saturday sees home side Sarpsborg 08 prepare for the visit of opponents, Strømsgodset IF.
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Sarpsborg 08 are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-5 Eliteserien triumph vs Jerv.
In that game, Sarpsborg 08 managed 61% possession and 26 attempts at goal with 13 on target. For Sarpsborg 08, the goalscorers were Mikkel Maigaard (19'), Joachim Soltvedt (26', 60'), Magnar Ødegaard (91') and Guillermo Molins (92'). At the other end, Jerv got 16 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Matches involving Sarpsborg 08 have usually been lively affairs of late with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 13 of these coming from Sarpsborg 08. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if that trend will be sustained in this upcoming game.
Going into this one, Sarpsborg 08 have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Strømsgodset IF come into this game after a 3-2 Eliteserien win to beat Viking FK in their last game.
In that game, Strømsgodset IF had 42% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Strømsgodset IF, the scorers were Johan Hove (22'), Lars-Jørgen Salvesen (52') and Herman Stengel (57'). At the other end, Viking FK had 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Veton Berisha (38', 71') scored for Viking FK.
Demonstrating their appetite for productive encounters, we’ve had goals 20 times in the previous six matches in which Strømsgodset IF have played, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have got 6 of these goals.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 01/07/2019 tells us that Sarpsborg 08 have won 1 of them & Strømsgodset IF 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them for Sarpsborg and 12 for Godset. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 20 on 25/09/2021 when the final score was Strømsgodset IF 5-0 Sarpsborg 08.
On that occasion, Strømsgodset IF had 47% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Gustav Valsvik (27'), Ipalibo Jack (40'), Tobias Gulliksen (45'), Ari Leifsson (60') and Jordan Attah Kadiri (75').
Sarpsborg 08 had 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Espen Eskås.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
There’s just one fitness concern for the Sarpsborg 08 manager Stefan Billborn to contend with from an otherwise complete group. Moubarack Compaoré (Fractured Leg) misses out.
We think that Sarpsborg 08 look set to employ a 4-2-3-1 formation featuring Simen Vidtun Nilsen, O. Jørgen Halvorsen, Jørgen Horn, Bjørn Inge Utvik, Joachim Soltvedt, Serge-Junior Ngouali, Anton Salétros, Mikkel Maigaard, Kristian Opseth, Jonathan Lindseth and Tobias Heintz.
Team News: Strømsgodset IF
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Strømsgodset IF gaffer Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen to contend with. Kreshnik Krasniqi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We are inclined to think that Godset seem likely to utilise a 4-3-3 lineup by sending out Viljar Myhra, L. Vilsvik, Ari Leifsson, Gustav Valsvik, Thomas Grøgaard, Herman Stengel, Johan Hove, Kristoffer Tokstad, Halldor Stenevik, L. Salvesen and Ole Kristian Enersen.
We believe that Sarpsborg 08 should really score more than once when they play Strømsgodset IF, who will not find it easy to break down their defence.
We’re therefore anticipating a 2-0 victory for Sarpsborg 08 come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sarpsborg Stadion (8,022)
Captain: Joachim Thomassen
Chairman: Hans Petter Arnesen
Manager: Stefan Billborn
Competitions: Eliteserien position 7
⭐ Key Player: Mikkel Maigaard
Customarily used in the Centre Midfield position, Mikkel Maigaard was born in Denmark. After making a first senior appearance for Strømsgodset IF in the 2019 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 4 league goals in this Eliteserien 2022 season to date in 9 appearances.