Match Time：8/15/2019 01:00 Thursday (GMT+8)
Stabaek are without the injured Kristoffer Askildsen ahead of this league match but they no suspended players.
Valerenga are missing Adam Larsen Kwarasey, Peter Michael and Jonatan Nation.
Injured/unavailable: Kristoffer Askildsen (unspecified)
Injured/unavailable: Adam Larsen Kwarasey, Peter Michael (unspecified), Jonatan Nation (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Stabaek’s last league match was their 1-1 home draw with Haugesund at the start of this month. That point was only their tenth at home this season (two wins and four draws). Stabaek have drawn their last three home matches. And in five of their last six home fixtures, there have been under 2.5 total goals scored.
Valerenga slipped to a 3-2 away defeat when they met Stromsgodset on Monday evening. It was a scoreline that kept up their inconsistent away results: the Oslo club’s last two wins have both been followed by a loss. Valerenga have only won twice in eight away league games this season. They sit sixth in the table and will fear this second away fixture in a row.
I think this is a game that Stabaek can edge. Both their recent record against Valerenga (see head to head) and fact they are unbeaten in five of their last seven league matches is enough for me to predict a home win.
SECOND PREDICTION: TOTAL GOALS – FOUR
Although Stabaek have been playing fairly poorly this season they do have a good goalscoring record against Valerenga. In two of the last three league meetings here in Baerum, there have been at least three total goals scored.
HEAD TO HEAD
Stabaek have won three of their last four home league fixtures with Valerenga. The only match they didn’t win was the 1-1 draw between the sides last season.