Eliteserien preview: Can Lillestrøm edge out victory against Sarpsborg 08?

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Competition: Norway Eliteserien
Competition: Mon 16.May
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Åråsen Stadion (12234 seats)

Lillestrøm welcome Sarpsborg 08 for another intriguing Eliteserien match here at Åråsen Stadion.

Insights:
  • Lillestrøm have the fewest conceded goals (4) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (1) in Eliteserien

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Sarpsborg 08 have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 4-2-7 (win-draw-loss) from 13 matches.

Both squads have had plentiful rest since their last effort on the pitch. Let's look for an animated fixture!

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Lillestrøm form and stats

As mentioned below, Lillestrøm are feasting on a winning streak here so far with maximum points from their first 3 Eliteserien games. It’s been three wins in a row for Lillestrøm here at Åråsen Stadion, hoping to make this one the fourth consecutive victory.

Lillestrøm travelled for their previous game, a trip to Bodø / Glimt that ended 1-1. The goalie Christiansen was named most valuable player of the team in that game, scoring 8.15 out of ten. Christiansen saved a penalty.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Lillestrøm handle that role? We have found four games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are one win, two draws and one defeat.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (7 in 3 games), Lillestrøm's attacking play is working.

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Sarpsborg 08 form and stats

Sarpsborg 08 are on a winning streak away after three games, as mentioned below. A maximum 6 points in the bag from 2 travels in the Eliteserien. Sarpsborg 08 has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Opseth scored in Sarpsborg 08's previous match, the home game against Odd that ended 1-0. Saletros got a match rating of 9.04 in that game, top player of the team. Saletros served one assist, hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 3 of 3 times and had 65 successful passes (of 71 total).

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Tromsø at their stadium, the result 5-2.

We have checked recent matches where Sarpsborg have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those twelve games were three victories, three draws and six defeats.

Sarpsborg 08 have another match away in just three sleeps, a NM Cup game vs Østsiden. A strenuous timetable for the guests!

As for goals scored and conceded in the league games away so far, Sarpsborg 08 has managed 8 goals and let in 4 from 2 matches.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Lillestrøm victories, four draws and four Sarpsborg 08 wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

LillestrømA. Adams
A. Adams
3 goals
Sarpsborg 08M. Maigaard
M. Maigaard
3 goals
LillestrømI. Ogbu
I. Ogbu
2 goals

Lillestrøm missing players

Sarpsborg 08 missing players

Lillestrøm Sarpsborg 08
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
6 3 0 Played P 0 2 5
4 3 0 Won W 0 2 3
2 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
12 7 0 Scored S 0 8 10
4 0 0 Conceded C 0 4 6
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
83% 67% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 60%
50% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 40%
33% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 100% 40%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 100% 40%
50% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 60%
50% 100% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 20%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 20%
 
6.3 6.7 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 3.5 5.2
7.8 6.7 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 10 8.4
1.2 0.3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12 12 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 12 14.2
5 5 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 4 4.8
40% 47% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 100% 42%
 
14.7 12.7 0 Shots against (avg) S A 0 20 16.8
3.7 2.7 0 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 7.5 4.8
Key stats in Eliteserien this season:
  • All of Sarpsborg 08's away-matches have had more than 4,5 goals.
  • Lillestrøm have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Lillestrøm have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Lillestrøm have the fewest conceded goals (4) in Eliteserien
  • Lillestrøm have the most clean sheets (3) at home in Eliteserien
  • Lillestrøm have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Lillestrøm haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sarpsborg 08 have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Sarpsborg 08 have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Sarpsborg 08 have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (1) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have won all their away games so far.
  • Sarpsborg 08 have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Sarpsborg 08 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Viking 6 5 0 1 14 6 3 3 0 0 8 1 3 2 0 1 6 5 8 15
2 Lillestrøm 6 4 2 0 12 4 3 3 0 0 7 0 3 1 2 0 5 4 8 14
3 Sarpsborg 08 5 3 1 1 10 6 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 8 4 4 10
4 Vålerenga 5 3 0 2 7 8 2 2 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 2 4 7 -1 9
5 Bodø / Glimt 5 2 2 1 10 7 3 1 2 0 8 4 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 8
6 Aalesund 6 2 2 2 6 7 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 1 1 2 3 5 -1 8
7 Molde 5 2 1 2 8 7 3 1 0 2 5 6 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 7
8 Jerv 5 2 1 2 3 6 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 2 0 5 -3 7
9 HamKam 5 1 3 1 8 6 3 1 2 0 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 4 2 6
10 Sandefjord 5 2 0 3 10 9 2 0 0 2 2 5 3 2 0 1 8 4 1 6
11 Odd 5 2 0 3 6 6 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 6
12 Rosenborg 5 1 3 1 4 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 1 3 6 -2 6
13 Strømsgodset 5 2 0 3 5 9 3 1 0 2 4 8 2 1 0 1 1 1 -4 6
14 Tromsø 5 1 2 2 7 11 2 1 0 1 4 6 3 0 2 1 3 5 -4 5
15 Haugesund 6 1 0 5 5 12 3 1 0 2 3 4 3 0 0 3 2 8 -7 3
16 Kristiansund 5 0 1 4 4 9 2 0 1 1 4 5 3 0 0 3 0 4 -5 1

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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”.