NOTTINGHAM FOREST V MIDDLESBROUGH
Nottingham Forest will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-2 Championship losing effort in their last game against Cardiff City.
In that match, Nottingham Forest managed 49% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nottingham Forest was Lewis Grabban (23'). Cardiff City had 21 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Rubin Colwill (58', 73') was the scorer for Cardiff City.
Nottingham Forest have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposing sides over the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Nottingham Forest have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 12. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, of course.
Coming into this contest, Nottingham Forest haven't beaten Middlesbrough in their previous 4 league games.
After being beaten in their last game against Coventry City in Championship competition, Middlesbrough and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Middlesbrough had 46% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Coventry City had 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Viktor Gyökeres (71') and Martyn Waghorn (91') scored for Coventry City.
The stats tell the story, and Middlesbrough have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. At the back, Middlesbrough can certainly do much better.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
JERV V ASANE
Jerv, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-3 OBOS-ligaen triumph versus Strømmen.
Matches featuring Jerv have often been entertaining ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, a total of 26 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 14 of these being chalked up by Jerv.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Hamarkameratene in OBOS-ligaen competition, Åsane and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Looking at their form, and Åsane have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals overall. Defensively, Åsane just haven’t been too solid at all. Having said that, we must now wait to see if the trend will be maintained here in this match.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
SANDNES V RANHEIM
Sandnes Ulf will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-0 OBOS-ligaen defeat in their last game at the hands of Raufoss.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Sandnes Ulf have shown defensive steel. In fact, Sandnes Ulf have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals in the process.
Ranheim will come into the match following a 5-1 OBOS-ligaen win in the defeat of Ullensaker/Kisa in their last fixture.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Ranheim, three or more goals have been hit. The average goals scored per game in that spell is 4.33, with the average number of goals for Ranheim standing at 2.33. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Ranheim haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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