Eliteserien match prediction: Little separates Sarpsborg 08 and Brann in quality

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Competition: Norway Eliteserien
Competition: Sun 13.June
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion (8022 seats)

Sarpsborg 08, who have the fewest conceded goals (2) in Eliteserien, battle against Brann, who have the most conceded goals (17) in Eliteserien, for glory and sporting success.

Insights:
  • Sarpsborg 08 have the fewest conceded goals (2) in Eliteserien
  • Brann have the most conceded goals (17) in Eliteserien

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

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on artifical turf and that the visiting Brann have a different surface at their stadium (grass). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on artifical turf is 6-5-17 (win-draw-loss) from 28 matches.

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Sarpsborg 08 form and stats

Two Eliteserien home games so far for Sarpsborg 08, who are yet to win here at Sarpsborg Stadion. Only 1 point so far.

A good away victory last time out for Sarpsborg, who won 2-0 against Tromsø (placed 12th). The attacker Ole Jørgen Halvorsen was "man of the match" for Sarpsborg with a rating of 7.85/10. Halvorsen dribled passed the opponent 2 of 2 times and had 28 successful passes (of 34 total).

Preceding that match was a defeat to Kristiansund (0-1).

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 Sarpsborg have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won zero, drawn five and lost two.

There will be little rest for Sarpsborg after this match as they are travelling to Molde for a Eliteserien game in only three days.

Sarpsborg 08 has scored 0 goals so far and conceded 1 goal from 2 home games. These are numbers from the league only.

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Brann form and stats

Brann are still without points from their Eliteserien away games. 4 games, 4 defeats. Bitter travels for Brann as they have lost four games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Viking match.

Impressive finishing from Moonga Simba and Aune Selland Heggebo secured the home win 3-0 against Strømsgodset in their previous game. The attacker Robert Taylor got a match rating of 8.0 in that game. Taylor hit two key passes.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Stabæk wasn't a success with a 0-2 loss.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Brann playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were four Brann wins, zero draws and three defeats.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Brann as they have only managed to score 3 times from 4 away games in the league. Brann can't defend away. 12 goals have been scored by the opposition in 4 matches, an average of more than three per game. You might want to look at the total goal statistics, which can be found on the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Sarpsborg two wins, three draws and Brann five victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Sarpsborg 08J. Lindseth
J. Lindseth
2 goals
BrannD. Bamba
D. Bamba
2 goals
Sarpsborg 08I. Koné
I. Koné
1 goals

Sarpsborg 08 missing players

Brann missing players

Sarpsborg 08 Brann
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
4 2 0 Played P 2 4 7
1 0 0 Won W 0 0 1
2 1 0 Drew D 0 0 0
1 1 0 Lost L 2 4 6
3 0 0 Scored S 1 3 7
2 1 0 Conceded C 5 12 17
75% 50% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
50% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 75% 86%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 75% 43%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 14%
25% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 43%
50% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 14%
50% 100% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 50% 43%
 
4.2 5 0 Corners for (avg) C F 9.5 8.5 6.9
3.8 4 0 Corners against (avg) C A 5.5 6 6.3
2 1 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.2 1.6
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9.5 13.5 0 Shots (avg) S ( 11 13 12.3
1.8 1 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 4 4.4
43% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 19% 23%
Key stats in Eliteserien this season:
  • Brann have the most conceded goals (12) away in Eliteserien
  • Brann have the most conceded goals (17) in Eliteserien
  • Brann have the most conceded goals in the second half (11) in Eliteserien
  • Brann have the the worst goal difference (-10) in Eliteserien
  • Brann have the the worst goal difference (-9) away in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have the fewest conceded goals (2) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have the fewest scored goals (0) at home in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in Eliteserien

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rosenborg 7 4 2 1 19 11 4 3 0 1 14 7 3 1 2 0 5 4 8 14
2 Bodø / Glimt 6 4 1 1 11 4 3 2 1 0 7 2 3 2 0 1 4 2 7 13
3 Kristiansund 6 4 0 2 5 5 3 2 0 1 2 2 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 12
4 Molde 6 3 2 1 14 8 3 2 0 1 8 3 3 1 2 0 6 5 6 11
5 Vålerenga 6 3 2 1 12 7 3 1 1 1 5 4 3 2 1 0 7 3 5 11
6 Viking 6 3 0 3 10 13 3 2 0 1 5 3 3 1 0 2 5 10 -3 9
7 Mjøndalen 4 1 2 1 5 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 5
8 Sarpsborg 08 4 1 2 1 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 5
9 Stabæk 4 1 2 1 6 6 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 1 1 2 4 0 5
10 Haugesund 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 5
11 Odd 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 5
12 Tromsø 6 1 2 3 6 12 3 0 1 2 4 8 3 1 1 1 2 4 -6 5
13 Strømsgodset 4 1 1 2 4 6 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 -2 4
14 Sandefjord 4 1 0 3 5 9 2 0 0 2 1 5 2 1 0 1 4 4 -4 3
15 Lillestrøm 4 1 0 3 3 7 2 1 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 -4 3
16 Brann 7 1 0 6 7 17 3 1 0 2 4 5 4 0 0 4 3 12 -10 3

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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”.