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Sarpsborg 08 will take to the pitch with visiting club SK Brann at Sarpsborg Stadion in this Eliteserien clash on Sunday.
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Sarpsborg 08, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-2 Eliteserien success against Tromsø IL.
In that match, Sarpsborg 08 had 36% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Sarpsborg 08, the goalscorers were Ibrahima Koné (12') and Jonathan Lindseth (24'). Tromsø IL got 11 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Sarpsborg 08 have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their goals record equals just 3 against opposing sides over their previous six matches. In those games, Sarpsborg have also seen the number of goals against them come to 7. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Leading up to this clash, Sarpsborg 08:
- have left without a victory over SK Brann in home games against them for the last 4 league games.
- have not emerged victorious against SK Brann in their previous 6 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
SK Brann will go into the encounter following a 3-0 Eliteserien win against Strømsgodset IF in their last fixture.
In that match, SK Brann managed 45% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For SK Brann, the goalscorers were Aune Heggebø (14') and Moonga Simba (85'). For their opponents, Strømsgodset IF had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Gustav Valsvik (29' Own goal) was the scorer for Strømsgodset IF.
Looking at their form, and SK Brann have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 14 goals in total. Defensively, Brann seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 15/04/2018 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Sarpsborg 08. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all while SK Brann have been superior, beating them in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 4 from Sarpsborg and 9 belonging to Brann. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 28 on 06/12/2020 and the score finished SK Brann 1-1 Sarpsborg 08.
The match was refereed by Dag Vidar Hafsås.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Sarpsborg 08 manager has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: SK Brann
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from, SK Brann boss Kåre Ingebrigtsen has no fitness concerns to report before this game.
Here, we’re thinking that SK Brann will need to put in a solid display to hit the back of the net against this Sarpsborg 08 outfit who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Therefore, we predict a very even contest with a 1-0 win for Sarpsborg 08 at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sarpsborg Stadion (8,022)
Captain: Joachim Thomassen
Chairman: Hans Petter Arnesen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 8
⭐ Key Player: Jonathan Lindseth
Customarily used in the Centre Midfield position, Jonathan Lindseth was born in Porsgrunn, Norway. After having made a senior debut playing for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2019 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 campaign to date in 4 appearances.