July 28th features a match where Haugesund plays host to Strømsgodset in a meeting of these two Eliteserien teams. In Haugesund’s last match they recorded a 0-3 loss against Mjøndalen. Martin Ovenstad struck first for Mjøndalen in the 20th minute on a feed from Lars Larsen, then Eriksen added another in the 57th minute on a feed from Martin Ovenstad In the end, Haugesund couldn’t muster any offence and Mjøndalen ran away with the shutout win. Haugesund is looking for direction having earned 15 points in their last 10 matches, while in Strømsgodset’s last match they recorded a 1-1 draw against Viking. Jack Ipalibo struck first for Strømsgodset in the 13th minute on a feed from Niklas Gunnarsson, then Zlatko Tripić tied it up for Viking in the 90th minute earning Viking a comeback draw. They’re hoping to improve on their recent performance, having earned only 10 points in their last 10 matches.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season. Last season Strømsgodset won the head to head battle with 1 win and 1 draw.
Imoh Fred Friday has been the most prolific scorer on Strømsgodset in his last five matches with three goals. Haugesund is lucky enough to have a few offensive weapons, with Niklas Sandberg and Wadji each having 2 goals in their last five.