Evenly matched teams: Haugesund vs Sarpsborg 08 match preview

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Competition: Norway Eliteserien
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Haugesund Stadion (8754 seats)

Haugesund hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 22 points and a 13th position in the Eliteserien table. Visiting Sarpsborg 08 holds 8th place with 27 pts.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

3-5-8 (wins/draws/losses). These are the numbers for Sarpsborg 08 when playing away games on grass, which is not the surface they have on their own home stadium (which has artifical turf). Their goal statistics from those 16 matches are 18-29 (scored/conceded).

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Haugesund form and stats

The story so far in the Eliteserien for Haugesund at their home stadium (Haugesund Stadion) is 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats.

No payout for Haugesund in their previous match, an away game at Start that ended in defeat 1-5. In the match before that, Haugesund hosted Odd and drew the game 4-4.

Haugesund were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Haugesund have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found ten matches with the results: Won two, drawn three and lost five.

The Haugesund fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 16 goals in 10 league matches. It's worth mentioning that 8 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Haugesund have conceded 18 from these games.

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Sarpsborg 08 form and stats

There's been little loot from Sarpsborg 08's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 9 away games in the Eliteserien. Sarpsborg 08, who have the most clean sheets (9) in Eliteserien, only have 2 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 2 draws.

374 minutes! That's how long the Sarpsborg 08 goalkeeper David Mitov-Nilsson and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Sarpsborg 08 are travelling after their nice 4-0 home win in the Eliteserien against Stabæk (placed 9th). A 0-0 draw at Strømsgodset's stadium before that.

As you can tell from the results above, Sarpsborg was very dominant against Stabæk, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 4-0 (!) with Jonathan Lindseth, Bjorn Utvik, Tobias Heintz and Mikael Dyrestam providing the goals. It was a convincing performance from Sarpsborg 08 when Stabæk were beaten. The team "killed" the match in the first half leading 4-0 and the second half was comfortable. Jonathan Lindseth, Bjorn Utvik, Tobias Heintz and Mikael Dyrestam scored their goals.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Sarpsborg 08 playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were two Sarpsborg wins, three draws and one defeat.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Sarpsborg as they have only managed to score 8 times from 9 away games in the league. In the opposite end, Sarpsborg have conceded 16 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Sarpsborg 08 - Haugesund 0-0. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: one win for Haugesund, seven draws and two wins for Sarpsborg 08. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: eight games.

Top Goalscorers

HaugesundN. Sandberg
N. Sandberg
6 goals
HaugesundK. Velde
K. Velde
6 goals
Sarpsborg 08M. Abdellaoue
M. Abdellaoue
6 goals

Haugesund missing players

Sarpsborg 08 missing players

Haugesund Sarpsborg 08
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
20 10 4 Played P 4 9 20
6 4 1 Won W 2 2 8
4 2 1 Drew D 1 2 3
10 4 2 Lost L 1 5 9
24 16 6 Scored S 4 8 25
36 18 7 Conceded C 1 16 25
90% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 89% 90%
65% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 67% 65%
60% 70% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 56% 50%
35% 40% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 22% 25%
20% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 22% 15%
55% 60% 75% BTTS BTTS 0% 44% 30%
25% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 75% 33% 45%
30% 20% 25% Failed to Score F T 50% 33% 35%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 2 1.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
200 109 45 Total Shots T S 37 93 276
58 32 13 Shots on Target S O 12 24 74
41% 50% 46% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 33% 34%
Key stats in Eliteserien this season:
  • Haugesund have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Haugesund haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Sarpsborg 08 has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 has the fewest matches over the total-line (7) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 has the most clean sheets (9) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 has the most matches under the total-line (12) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bodø / Glimt 20 18 2 0 69 21 10 10 0 0 37 8 10 8 2 0 32 13 48 56
2 Rosenborg 20 11 5 4 40 21 11 7 3 1 27 12 9 4 2 3 13 9 19 38
3 Molde 20 12 1 7 48 24 9 7 0 2 24 6 11 5 1 5 24 18 24 37
4 Vålerenga 20 10 5 5 33 27 10 7 3 0 24 11 10 3 2 5 9 16 6 35
5 Odd 20 11 2 7 37 32 10 7 1 2 21 12 10 4 1 5 16 20 5 35
6 Kristiansund 20 9 7 4 41 29 9 4 3 2 24 16 11 5 4 2 17 13 12 34
7 Viking 20 8 5 7 38 38 10 4 3 3 23 18 10 4 2 4 15 20 0 29
8 Sarpsborg 08 20 8 3 9 25 25 11 6 1 4 17 9 9 2 2 5 8 16 0 27
9 Stabæk 20 6 7 7 25 32 10 4 3 3 11 10 10 2 4 4 14 22 -7 25
10 Brann 20 6 5 9 25 33 10 2 3 5 13 14 10 4 2 4 12 19 -8 23
11 Strømsgodset 20 5 8 7 28 37 10 3 4 3 15 18 10 2 4 4 13 19 -9 23
12 Sandefjord 20 7 2 11 21 31 9 3 2 4 7 11 11 4 0 7 14 20 -10 23
13 Haugesund 20 6 4 10 24 36 10 4 2 4 16 18 10 2 2 6 8 18 -12 22
14 Start 20 4 6 10 24 39 11 4 4 3 17 15 9 0 2 7 7 24 -15 18
15 Mjøndalen 20 4 2 14 15 36 9 2 0 7 6 14 11 2 2 7 9 22 -21 14
16 Aalesund 20 1 4 15 25 57 11 1 2 8 14 30 9 0 2 7 11 27 -32 7

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Eliteserien is at the top of the Norwegian football league system. Seasons run from March to November with the 16 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 240 fixtures. When all these are played, the top team in the league table is the the “League Winner” while the winner of the cup in Norway is the “Norwegian Champion”.