Eliteserien: Vålerenga overcomes Odd 2-1

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SKIEN. Vålerenga overcome Odd to win 2-1.

SKIEN. Vålerenga conquered Odd to win 2-1. It was Vålerenga to strike first with an early goal of O. Holm at the 4′. Then it was a goal in the 35′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, H. Bjordal gave the win to Vålerenga in the 75′ minute with a penalty.

The match was held at the Skagerak Arena Stadium in Skien on Saturday and this began at 5:00 pm local time. In the presence of 6 spectators.​ The referee was Tom Harald Hagen who was helped by Dag Roger Nebben and Jim André Alnes Dyb. The 4th official was Svein Tore Sinnes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was freezing around -1.7 degrees Celsius or 28.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 68%.​

Match Statistics

Odd was in firm control of the ball 55% while Vålerenga was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Odd was more aggressive with 17 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Vålerenga managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Odd shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Vålerenga shot 7 times, 5 on target, 2 off target.


Odd received 2 yellow cards (J. Kitolano and S. Aas). On the other side, Vålerenga received 2 yellow cards (O. Holm and O. Sahraoui).

After this match, Odd will stay with 30 points like Sandefjord to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Vålerenga will have 39 points to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    O. Holm

  • 9'

    O. Holm

  • 35'

    T. Lauritsen

  • 54'

    M. Dyngeland

    K. Haug

  • 54'

    T. Christensen

    O. Holm

  • 58'

    J. Kitolano

  • 71'

    H. Udahl

    S. Jatta

  • 75'

    H. Bjordal (Penalty)

  • 82'

    S. Aas

    F. Jorgensen

  • 82'

    M. Jevtovic

    S. Svendsen

  • 84'

    S. Aas

  • 90'

    C. Wallem

    S. Owusu

  • 90'

    O. Sahraoui

Next match

In the upcoming Eliteserien match, Odd will play away with Viking on the 5th of December with a 13-10 head to head record in favor of Viking (6 draws).

Vålerenga will host Mjøndalen on the 5th of December with a 5-1 head to head stats in favor of Vålerenga (1 draw).

Odd: Formation and Lineups

Odd started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

The manager Jan Frode Nornes chose to play with the following team: Leopold Wahlstedt (6.2), Espen Ruud (6.3), Odin Luras Bjortuft (7.3), Steffen Hagen (6.1), Solomon Owusu (7.4), John Kitolano (7.0), Sander Svendsen (6.8), Filip Rønningen Jørgensen (6.5), Marcus Andre Kaasa (6.8), Joshua Kitolano (6.4) and Tobias Lauritsen (7.7).


Odd made 3 changes: F. Jorgensen for S. Aas (82′), S. Svendsen for M. Jevtovic (82′) and S. Owusu for C. Wallem (90′).

Top player: Tobias Lauritsen

Probably the most impressive player in Odd was Tobias Lauritsen.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 20 passes (50% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8.

Vålerenga: Formation and Lineups

Vålerenga started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Dag-Eilev Akkerhaugen Fagermo played with: Kjetil Haug (6.8), Christian Dahle Borchgrevink (6.6), Jonatan Nation (7.4), Ivan Näsberg (6.4), Leonard Žuta (6.5), Henrik Bjørdal (6.8), Fredrik Jensen (7.0), Odin Thiago Holm (6.9), Osame Sahraoui (6.5), Seedy Jatta (6.6) and Amor Layouni (7.2).


Vålerenga made 3 changes: K. Haug for M. Dyngeland (54′), O. Holm for T. Christensen (54′) and S. Jatta for H. Udahl (71′).

Top player: Jonatan Nation

The player who no doubt impressed Vålerenga the most was Jonatan Nation even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 65 passes (95% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eliteserien



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