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Eliteserien Fantasy – Gameweek 19 preview

There are a host of crucial games at both ends of the Eliteserien table this week. Title fights, relegation battles… and maybe a couple of matches that probably won’t matter much in the grand scheme of things, but what better way to find a great differential pick?

Rosenborg and Molde both suffered away defeats in their European playoffs. For Rosenborg it was a 2-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. Molde lost 2-1 to Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, but that away goal means they’ll probably be the more confident of Norway’s representatives ahead of next week’s second legs. Rotation for some of the most popular fantasy picks seems likely once again.

Rosenborg vs. Stabæk

Another Saturday fixture, another chance to see Rosenborg’s team before the fantasy deadline. Will Emil Konradsen Ceide and Erik Botheim get another start? Samuel Adegbenro and Alexander Søderlund were among a host of star names to play 90 minutes in midweek, the former hitting the bar. Two of those names combined to earn a draw against Odd last weekend, as Even Hovland flicked Vegar Eggen Hedenstad’s free kick in at the near post. RBK were just the second team to take points off Odd in Skien in 2019.

Kasper Junker opened his Stabæk account in a comfortable win over Kristiansund, with Vadim Demidov claiming the assist. It took until the 80th minute to put the result beyond doubt, but Emil Bohinen finally rifled in a shot from the edge of the area, also claiming 2 bonus points. Andreas Hanche-Olsen has been crucial to recent form but was shown a fourth yellow card of the season against KBK and is suspended. With Matthew Rusike facing a continued injury absence, Youssef Toutouh (6m) will provide another midfield option. Stabæk beat Rosenborg at Nadderud in GW3 but have struggled on the road, especially against the league’s better sides; only the two sides propping up the table have picked up fewer points in away games.

Brann vs. Tromsø

It was another disappointing result against Mjøndalen for Brann, who were characterised by sluggish defending. Vito Wormgoor was hesitant as the hosts took the lead. Daouda Bamba volleyed the visitors level; Veton Berisha was awarded the assist although Kristoffer Barmen also contested the header. Håkon Opdal made a spectacular save which no doubt contributed to his bonus point, but it ultimately meant nothing for Brann. In the buildup to Mjøndalen’s winner, Barmen failed to control the ball in midfield and Taijo Teniste turned his back to divert a shot over his own keeper. This week’s visitors have shipped 14 goals in their last three away games, but no team has scored fewer goals in front of their own fans than Brann’s 9 this season.

Tromsø again showed more solidity at home as they came from behind to draw with Lillestrøm. Captain Simen Wangberg scored the goal, having been penalised in the first half for a perceived foul as a cross came in. Morten Gamst Pedersen provided the assist, his second attacking return in as many games. Lasse Nilsen will miss out here after picking up a first half injury against LSK.

FK Haugesund vs. Lillestrøm

Despite conceding an early goal, Haugesund turned the tables on Vålerenga who beat them comprehensively early in the season. Ibrahima Kone somehow failed to connect with a cross from close range in the first half, but FKH levelled soon after the break. Kevin Martin Krygård gave the ball to Niklas Sandberg on the right wing and Sandberg skipped past a challenge and curled in a precise left-footed effort from an acute angle. Kristoffer Velde completed the comeback, playing a one-two with Kone and finding the bottom left corner. A knee injury for Helge Sandvik in training means new signing Oskar Snorre could get the nod in goal ahead of Maciej Gostomski.

Arnor Smarason scored from the spot once again, this time after a foul on Joonas Tamm in the draw at Tromsø.

Kristiansund BK vs. Mjøndalen

Kristiansund barely troubled Stabæk, but could have reason to be more optimistic here as Flamur Kastrati is back in training. They’ve also added some support to midfield in the form of Godset’s Amahl Pellegrino and KFUM’s Olav Øby.

After an assist against Lillestrøm, Vetle Dragsnes added to his fantasy credentials against Brann. His low cross set up Stian Semb Aasmundsen’s opener and, with the help of a hefty deflection, he scored the winner from outside the box. Only a great save denied Sondre Solholm Johansen a fourth goal of the season. Aasmundsen is suspended for this game against his former club.

Molde vs. Odd

Europa League rotation caused problems for fantasy managers, as Magnus Wolff Eikrem was an unused substitute against Ranheim. Ohi also started on the bench and although he has showed attacking good rapport with Leke James, the latter has outscored him 8-1 over the last six league games after a brace last time out. Fredrik Sjølstad and Erling Knudtzon set up James’ goals, while Mathis Bolly was finally able to make an impact in Eliteserien, setting up Martin Ellingsen. On Thursday, Molde lost the away leg of their Europa League playoff to Partizan. Knudtzon went off in the first half, but it took his replacement Bolly just 10 minutes to score a crucial away goal, assisted by Eikrem.

Having achieved a respectable 1-1 draw with Rosenborg, a result here is crucial if Odd want to stay in the title race. Torgeir Børven had a couple of good chances but couldn’t score last week. Birk Risa got the goal, scoring with his back from an Elba Rashani corner.

Viking FK vs. Ranheim

Viking overwhelmed Strømsgodset. Fredrik Torsteinbø headed them in front from Ylldren Ibrahimaj’s corner – a seventh assist of the season for him. Zlatko Tripic rattled the bar but claimed an assist when a late challenge came in. Tommy Høiland dispatched the penalty en route to his best fantasy display of the season. In the second half, Høiland scored a majestic lob from outside the box, assisted by goalkeeper Arild Austbø. Defender Adrian Nilsen Pereira completed the scoring with some skilful control, set up by substitute Even Østensen. Tripic and Høiland are the form players ahead of a favourable schedule, while anyone from the stacked midfield or erratic defence can score well on their day.

Remember Erik Tønne? One of the budget stars of 2018 finally opened his account for the season, tucking in the rebound from Michael Karlsen’s shot. Tønne also delivered a pinpoint cross onto the head of Ola Solbakken, but Ranheim still fell to a 3-2 defeat against Molde. Separated from the relegation playoff place only by goal difference, they can now call upon Mushaga Bakenga who returns to the city where he made his name.

Strømsgodset vs. Sarpsborg 08

A huge game at the foot of the table at Marienlyst. Strømsgodset will hope they can turn in a similar performance to the one that saw off Vålerenga – Muhamed Keita was a big part of that and wasn’t risked in the heavy loss to Viking.

Like their opponents here, Sarpsborg are without an away win this year. Against Bodø/Glimt, however, they showed the endeavour which has seen them avoid losing to any of Molde, B/G, Odd or Rosenborg at home. New boy Mos will face his former employers having set up Kristoffer Zachariassen in the previous game.

Bodø/Glimt vs. Vålerenga

Amor Layouni’s brilliant season has earned him a Tunisia call-up and he was influential in the draw with Sarpsborg. Philip Zinckernagel played up front again and had the best early chance, forcing a save with a header from a Layouni cross. After Glimt fell behind, Layouni’s corner set up the equaliser, a glancing header from Ulrik Saltnes. Håkon Evjen could only manage a yellow card after a combined 35 fantasy points in his previous three outings. With Molde and Odd facing off on Sunday, B/G will know how this Monday night fixture affects their standing in the table.

Herolind Shala gave Vålerenga the lead as they slumped to a home loss, but they’ll be without him here after a broken arm sustained in training. Shala swept home a pass from Matthias Vilhjalmsson, who bettered his DGW17 score, but from there on it was frustration against Haugesund. Bård Finne’s minutes have been heavily curtailed once again, but with Shala out will Ronny Deila have any choice but to play Finne, who scored in the 6-0 demolition of B/G in GW14?

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  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Tromsø

    1 Gudmund Broks Kongshavn
    3 Kent-Are Antonsen
    7 Morten Gamst Pedersen
    11 Robert Thomas Taylor
    18 Onni Johannes Simonpoika Valakari
    20 Aidan Will Barlow
    22 Simen Søraunet Wangberg KAPTEIN
    23 Eric Anders Smith
    25 Lasse Nilsen
    26 Jostein Maurstad Gundersen
    77 Fitim Azemi

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Viking

    1 Iven Austbø
    3 Viljar Helland Vevatne
    6 Runar Ullaland Hove
    18 Sondre Flem Bjørshol
    30 Adrian Nilsen Pereira
    8 Johnny Furdal
    9 Fredrik Torsteinbø
    24 Kristoffer Lie Løkberg
    10 Tommy Høiland
    11 Zlatko Tripic
    20 Ylldren Ibrahimaj

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Odd

    1 Sondre Løvseth Rossbach
    2 Espen Ruud
    5 Birk Risa
    7 Fredrik Oldrup Jensen
    18 Odin Luraas Bjørtuft
    6 Vebjørn Alvestad Hoff
    14 Fredrik Lund Nordkvelle
    16 Joshua Gaston Kitolano
    11 Elbasan Rashani
    15 Filip Møller Delaveris
    22 Torgeir Børven

  4. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Bodø/Glimt

    1 Ricardo Henrique Schuck Friedrich
    2 Marius Lode
    4 Vegard Amundsen Bergan
    24 Fredrik André Bjørkan
    29 Erlend Dahl Reitan
    7 Patrick Berg
    14 Ulrik Saltnes
    26 Håkon Evjen
    10 Philip Aksel Frigast Zinckernagel
    20 Amor Yonas Layouni
    22 Ole Amund Sveen

  5. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Stabæk

    12 Robert Marcus Sandberg
    3 Yaw Eystein Ihle Amankwah
    4 Vadim Demidov
    16 Andreas Schjølberg Hanche-Olsen
    18 Jeppe Arctander Moe
    8 Emil Bohinen
    10 Youssef Toutouh
    22 Sammy Solitaire Siddharta Skytte
    67 Tortel Lumanza Lembi
    20 Ola Brynhildsen
    21 Kasper Aalund Junker

  6. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Haugesund

    12 Helge Valvatne Sandvik
    2 Jan Douglas Bergqvist
    5 Benjamin Tiedemann Hansen
    19 Mikkel Desler Puggaard
    23 Thore Baardsen Pedersen
    7 Christian Grindheim KAPTEIN
    8 Sondre Bjorvand Tronstad
    16 Bruno Miguel Santos Leite
    6 Joakim Våge Nilsen
    10 Niklas Sandberg
    34 Kevin Martin Krygård

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Ohi has to go. What a fraud

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Only held him due to the fixture. Annoying but was always a possibility

  8. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Mjøndalen

    12 Julian Rekdahl Faye Lund
    2 Quint Arie Jansen
    23 Sondre Solholm Johansen
    33 Stian Semb Aasmundsen
    3 Vetle Winger Dragsnes
    9 Sondre Liseth
    11 Christian Andreas Gauseth KAPTEIN
    19 Carl Pontus Silfwer
    20 Akeem Latifu
    7 Tonny Brochmann Christiansen
    10 Olivier Occean

  9. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Strømsgodset

    35 Martin Bjerrehus Hansen
    4 Duplexe Tchamba Bangou
    5 Jakob Glesnes KAPTEIN
    22 Prosper Mendy
    26 Lars-Christopher Horst Jan Vilsvik
    7 Herman Sørby Stengel
    20 Mikkel Maigaard Jakobsen
    42 Ipalibo Jack
    10 Moses Dramwi Mawa
    11 Kristoffer Tokstad
    88 Lars-Jørgen Salvesen

  10. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Ranheim TF

    1 Even Barli
    3 Daniel Kvande
    5 Øyvind Alseth
    6 Magnus Blakstad
    7 Mads Reginiussen
    9 Michael Karlsen
    11 Eirik Valla Dønnem
    21 Torbjørn Lysaker Heggem
    24 Aleksander Foosnæs
    25 Mushaga Bakenga
    26 Ola Selvaag Solbakken

  11. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Sorry for the re-post
    Molde team was posted bottom of last page

    Ohi is on the bench...

    Molde

    12 Alexandro Marco Craninx
    2 Martin Bjørnbak
    4 Lunan Ruben Gabrielsen KAPTEIN
    18 Kristoffer Haraldseid
    28 Kristoffer Haugen
    7 Magnus Wolff Eikrem
    16 Etzaz Muzafar Hussain
    17 Fredrik Aursnes
    10 Leke Samson James
    14 Erling Knudtzon
    19 Eirik Hestad

  12. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    could do with the site flagging players a bit quicker 🙁

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      who's flagged?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        Thorstvedt

        1. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 3 hours ago

          He was flagged before deadline to be fair

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 3 hours ago

            but not flagged for the entire international break ? suspended and not injured so why flag him so late ?

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 3 hours ago

          He's suspended though. Bit late now I realise, but they have a page for that:
          https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/a/pundit - https://www.eliteserien.no/nyheter/speideren-skader-runde-21-2019

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 3 hours ago

            thanks, i know now, but I am a bit of a casual on here and those little red flags do help somewhat ...

  13. Hakim Ziyech
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Good to see Kola on the pitch with Özil

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      nice to see Magnus Wolff Eikrem starting

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        I’m due a big Kaptain haul - so do your thing Mr. Wolff

        1. Sandstorm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Yes you are. Bought myself one can of stout to celebrate it! Thanks for the line ups, nice to find all my players (-McDermott) from them.

    • Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Evjen goal, Sveen assist.

      Feels nice owning Evjen! 🙂

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Welcome to the party

      2. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        No Assist showing yet on Eliteserien...
        Maybe that hadn’t Sveen who got it...

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      1-0 Bodo/Glimt - Evjen

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Ooft - Viking take the lead against Odd
      Tropic of Cancer with the goal

      1. Sandstorm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        \o/

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Stromsgodset have the ball in the net - but it’s disallowed

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      No clean sheet for Bodo/Glimt
      1-1 now
      Feck - is it an Evjen OG??

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Only kidding...
        Brynhildsen with the goal

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Tripic suspended

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Ooft - I’m fact Double Ooft
      Stabaek go 2-1 up against Bodo/Glimt

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Bohinen with the goal

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      James G

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      And Molde take the lead 1-0
      Is this the moment Molde take control of the league title?

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Eikrem yellow card - Kaptain haul my arse

      1. Sandstorm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 58 mins ago

        I blame the weather.

        1. Sandstorm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 55 mins ago

          See: "It’s impossible to consider this match without mentioning the weather. Torrential rain -- the pitch was damp at the start, and almost unplayable in parts towards the end of the game. It clearly had an impact upon short passing, and this naturally hampered..." http://www.zonalmarking.net/2011/11/07/athletic-bilbao-2-2-barcelona-bielsa-guardiola-tactics/

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      The conditions in Molde are hilariously bad. They should come out with swim fins in the second half

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      No Psycho Psyche...

      Kristiansund

      1 Sean Mcdermott
      3 Christoffer Aasbak
      5 Dan Peter Stensøe Ulvestad KAPTEIN
      19 Aliou Coly
      22 Bent Langåssve Sørmo
      6 Andreas Eines Hopmark
      7 Torgil Øwre Gjertsen
      21 Amidou Diop
      9 Amahl William D'Vaz Pellegrino
      11 Flamur Kastrati
      24 Sondre Sørli

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Brann

      1 Håkon Eikemo Opdal
      2 Taijo Teniste
      3 Vito Wormgoor KAPTEIN
      4 Christian Eggen Rismark
      15 Bismar Gilberto Acosta Evans
      21 Ruben Kristiansen
      9 Petter Dahle Strand
      16 Ruben Yttergård Jenssen
      18 Azar Karadas
      19 Veton Berisha
      29 Kristoffer Ramos Barmen

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Layouni suspended

    • Sandstorm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 54 mins ago

      Layouni!