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Vålerenga will take to the pitch with visiting club Strømsgodset IF at Intility Arena in this Eliteserien clash on Sunday.
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Vålerenga prepare for this match following a 0-0 Eliteserien draw vs Kristiansund.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Vålerenga backline. Enga have been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 outings standing at 4. Still, we must now wait to see whether that trend will continue on in this upcoming match.
Coming into this meeting, Vålerenga are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Molde FK in Eliteserien action, Strømsgodset IF and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Eirik Hestad (44'), Etzaz Hussain (57'), Leke James (60') and Erling Knudtzon (80') scored for Molde FK.
The stats don’t lie, and Strømsgodset IF have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. In defence, Godset have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this encounter, Strømsgodset IF have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 18/06/2017 tells us that Vålerenga have won 1 of these & Strømsgodset IF 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Enga and 12 created by Godset. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league contest between the two was Eliteserien match day 17 on 11/08/2019 when the final score was Strømsgodset IF 3-2 Vålerenga.
The match was refereed by Tommy Skjerven.
Team News: Vålerenga
Vålerenga manager Dag-Eilev Fagermo does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
In our view, Enga will possibly opt for a 4-3-3 system for this one, beginning the first half with Kristoffer Klaesson, Sam Adekugbe, Johan Lædre Bjørdal, Ivan Näsberg, Christian Borchgrevink, Magnus Lekven, Fredrik Oldrup Jensen, Herolind Shala, Bård Finne, Matthias Vilhjalmsson and Aron Dönnum.
Team News: Strømsgodset IF
Thanks to a largely available squad, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Strømsgodset IF manager Henrik Pedersen to be concerned with. Prosper Mendy (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
We believe Godset might utilise a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Viljar Myhra, Nicholas Mickelson, Niklas Gunnarsson, Sondre Fosnæss Hanssen, Lars-Christopher Vilsvik, Johan Hove, Jack Ipalibo, Mikkel Maigaard, Halldor Stenevik, Lars-Jørgen Salvesen and Moses Mawa.
We’re thinking that Strømsgodset IF should be able to score against this Vålerenga side, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Vålerenga by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Intility Arena (16,555)
Captain: Jonatan Tollås Nation
Chairman: Thomas Baardseng
Manager: Dag-Eilev Fagermo
Competitions: Eliteserien position 3
🔑 Star Man: Matthías Vilhjálmsson
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Matthías Vilhjálmsson was born in Iceland. Having made a first senior appearance for Colchester United in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 campaign so far in a total of 9 appearances.