Here's what we know about the Sarpsborg 08 - Mjøndalen match:

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Competition: Norway Eliteserien
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion (8022 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Eliteserien, Sarpsborg 08 holding 11th place and Mjøndalen lying 15th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Sarpsborg 08 form and stats

Sarpsborg 08 have played 9 Eliteserien games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-1-4 (wins-draws-losses).

Happy days for Sarpsborg 08 in their previous game, a Eliteserien match away at Aalesund (placed 16th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. Preceding that match was the home game against Bodø / Glimt that was lost 0-3.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Sarpsborg matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, three draws and zero defeats (from four games).

Sarpsborg 08 has scored 11 league goals at home this season, in 9 matches. Sarpsborg's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 9 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Mjøndalen form and stats

There's been little loot from Mjøndalen's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 9 away games in the Eliteserien. Mjøndalen, who have the fewest scored goals (13) in Eliteserien, only have 2 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 2 draws. Three has not been a lucky number for Mjøndalen as they have been defeated three times in a row since the Brann match.

Mjøndalen failed to get anything from their last game, a Eliteserien home match vs Sandefjord (placed 13th) that ended with defeat 0-2. Prior to that match, the Mjøndalen manager V. Hansen faced defeat when travelling to Odd and losing 1-6.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Mjøndalen playing away, we found five games. Results were one away win, one draw and three home wins.

The attacking power of Mjøndalen when travelling is not overwhelming with 8 goals scored from 9 league matches away. As for defending, Mjøndalen rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 16 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Mjøndalen - Sarpsborg 1-0. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - four - one (Sarpsborg wins - draws - Mjøndalen wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

SarpsborgM. Abdellaoue
M. Abdellaoue
5 goals
MjøndalenS. Ibrahim
S. Ibrahim
5 goals
Sarpsborg 08I. Coulibaly
I. Coulibaly
4 goals

Sarpsborg 08 missing players

Mjøndalen missing players

Sarpsborg 08 Mjøndalen
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
17 9 3 Played P 4 9 17
6 4 2 Won W 1 2 4
2 1 0 Drew D 0 2 2
9 4 1 Lost L 3 5 11
19 11 7 Scored S 4 8 13
25 9 3 Conceded C 7 16 28
94% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 94%
65% 56% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 67% 65%
53% 44% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 56% 41%
24% 22% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 22% 18%
18% 11% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 11% 12%
35% 22% 33% BTTS BTTS 50% 56% 41%
35% 44% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 24%
35% 44% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 33% 41%
 
5.4 6.7 6.7 Corners for (avg) C F 3.8 4 4.2
4.4 3.7 5 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 6.2 5.2
1.9 1.7 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.8 1.6
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
232 148 63 Total Shots T S 37 75 170
63 40 16 Shots on Target S O 8 22 49
30% 28% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 36% 27%
Key stats in Eliteserien this season:
  • Mjøndalen has the fewest points from losing position (0) in Eliteserien
  • Mjøndalen has the fewest scored goals (13) in Eliteserien
  • Mjøndalen have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Mjøndalen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sarpsborg 08 has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 has the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Eliteserien
  • Sarpsborg 08 have won significantly more corners at home than away.

  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 17 15 2 0 62 19 8 8 0 0 33 7 9 7 2 0 29 12 43 47
2 Molde 17 11 1 5 45 20 8 7 0 1 24 5 9 4 1 4 21 15 25 34
3 Odd 17 10 1 6 30 24 9 6 1 2 19 12 8 4 0 4 11 12 6 31
4 Rosenborg 17 8 5 4 32 18 9 5 3 1 21 10 8 3 2 3 11 8 14 29
5 Vålerenga 17 8 5 4 27 23 8 5 3 0 18 9 9 3 2 4 9 14 4 29
6 Kristiansund 17 7 6 4 36 26 8 4 2 2 23 15 9 3 4 2 13 11 10 27
7 Stabæk 17 5 7 5 23 26 9 3 3 3 9 10 8 2 4 2 14 16 -3 22
8 Viking 17 6 4 7 29 33 8 3 2 3 16 14 9 3 2 4 13 19 -4 22
9 Brann 17 6 4 7 22 27 8 2 3 3 11 9 9 4 1 4 11 18 -5 22
10 Haugesund 17 6 3 8 18 25 9 4 1 4 12 14 8 2 2 4 6 11 -7 21
11 Sarpsborg 08 17 6 2 9 19 25 9 4 1 4 11 9 8 2 1 5 8 16 -6 20
12 Strømsgodset 17 5 5 7 26 35 9 3 3 3 15 18 8 2 2 4 11 17 -9 20
13 Sandefjord 17 6 1 10 19 29 8 3 1 4 7 11 9 3 0 6 12 18 -10 19
14 Start 17 3 6 8 18 34 9 3 4 2 11 12 8 0 2 6 7 22 -16 15
15 Mjøndalen 17 4 2 11 13 28 8 2 0 6 5 12 9 2 2 5 8 16 -15 14
16 Aalesund 17 1 4 12 21 48 9 1 2 6 12 26 8 0 2 6 9 22 -27 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”.