Eliteserien Fantasy

Eliteserien Fantasy Gameweek 29 Preview

Molde are champions for the first time since 2014, but there’s still all to play for elsewhere in Eliteserien and its fantasy counterpart. Bodø/Glimt, Odd and Rosenborg face a three-way battle for the two remaining European spots. Haugesund, Stabæk and Vålerenga secured their safety before international break, leaving six teams facing the possibility of relegation. Ranheim and Strømsgodset are currently in the drop zone, with Mjøndalen occupying the playoff place while Sarpsborg, Lillestrøm and Tromsø look over their shoulders.

It’s worth noting that all matches in the final two gameweeks kick off at the same time.

Bodø/Glimt vs. Kristiansund BK

In a thriller at Lerkendal, Jens Petter Hauge won and scored a penalty and Philip Zinckernagel’s great work on the right set up Hauge to head his side in front against Rosenborg. While Glimt were just seconds away from a big point, European qualification is still in their own hands and this week’s opponents Kristiansund don’t have a great away record.

Jesper Isaksen opened the scoring for Kristiansund in an emphatic win against Sarpsborg. Amahl Pellegrino fired the ball towards the near post and forced an own goal. Pellegrino set up Christoffer Aasbak whose speculative effort was helped in by deflection and Flamur Kastrati set up Sondre Sørli to make it 4-0. Pellegrino has been a revelation for his new club but a wrist injury is expected to sideline him for the remaining games.

Odd vs. Tromsø

Torgeir Børven barely had a sniff of goal against Brann, but with 20 goals he’s already bettered the tallies of the last two golden boot winners. Along with newly crowned champions Molde, Odd are one game away from an unbeaten season at home.

Jacob Karlstrøm started a fifth game in a row in goal and made some important saves in the stalemate with Vålerenga. Tromsø’s best chance from open play fell to the wrong player, as defender Jostein Gundersen scooped the ball over the bar. Morten Gamst Pedersen came close with a free kick but it was a chance missed to pick up crucial points. Anders Jensen is suspended.

Ranheim vs. Lillestrøm

Vegard Østraat Erlien’s first time finish from Mateo Lopez’s pass gave Ranheim the advantage in their battle against fellow strugglers Mjøndalen, but the team in brown came back to win. Fullbacks Jørgen Olsen Øveraas and Torbjørn Heggem had chances but Ranheim weren’t convincing enough in attack and their fate could be sealed this Sunday.

Despite Marko Maric’s penalty save, Lillestrøm were well beaten by Stabæk. Thomas Lehne Olsen looped a header off the bar, but by the time the striker forced a save for Aleksander Melgalvis to tap in from close range, it was too late. Without a win in nine, Lillestrøm face two sides hoping to leapfrog them in the table in their final two fixtures.

Sarpsborg 08 vs. FK Haugesund

The heavy margin of Sarpsborg’s defeat to Kristiansund last week left their goal difference at -10; still the best of the teams in the relegation battle, but that could yet change. S08’s strength this season has been keeping games close and avoiding defeat at home – they’ve only lost twice on their own turf.

Haugesund beat Viking in a dress rehearsal for December’s cup final. Mikkel Desler narrowly avoided a spectacular own goal, as his shanked clearance ricocheted off the bar and the post. Niklas Sandberg was the matchwinner from the spot after Bruno Leite’s shot was blocked by a hand.

Stabæk vs. Mjøndalen

Stabæk are becoming masters of avoiding relegation and they dispatched Lillestrøm with confidence. Ola Brynhildsen ran on to Kristoffer Askildsen’s pass and slid a shot underneath the onrushing keeper. Andreas Hanche-Olsen set up young striker Oliver Valaker Edvardsen to score his first Eliteserien goal. Brynhildsen won a penalty, but Emil Bohinen’s low effort was saved. Kasper Junker sealed the game, following up another saved effort from Brynhildsen’s saved effort. A late consolation goal brought denied Stabæk a sixth consecutive clean sheet.

Mjøndalen’s huge win against Ranheim leaves them in the relegation playoff place, with their fate in their own hands. Stian Semb Aasmundsen was pushed in the penalty area and Tonny Brochmann made no mistake with the penalty. Julian Faye Lund made a crucial save on the goalline to keep his side level, before Fredrik Brustad headed the ball down to Christian Gauseth who gave his side the lead from close range. No Mjøndalen performance is complete without a headed goal and bonus points from Sondre Solholm Johansen who scored from Pontus Silfwer’s delivery.

Strømsgodset vs. Brann

Strømsgodset only made up the numbers as Molde were determined to wrap up the league, but few expected the side with the worst away record in the league to pick up points against the strongest home team. Prior to the 4-0 loss, Godset had scored in nine games in a row; an early goal could bode well as they face a Brann side with just three goals in their last eight games.

Brann created all of the big chances against Odd, but had to settle for a 1-0 win. Håkon Opdal wasn’t tested and the keeper could have claimed an assist if Gilbert Koomson’s shot had found the target. Daouda Bamba scored a typical poacher’s goal, set up by Kristoffer Barmen. Brann ended a seven game winless run but their defence has been a steady source of fantasy points, with four clean sheets in the last seven games. However, Vito Wormgoor is suspended for this visit to relegation battlers Godset.

Vålerenga vs. Molde

Vålerenga had two big chances in quick succession against Tromsø; Deyver Vega’s shot was saved and Matthias Vilhjalmsson couldn’t direct the rebound on target. That lack of a cutting edge sums up why both sides have had seasons to forget, but at least Vålerenga are officially safe.

Molde turned on the style to secure the title with a 4-0 win over Godset, with Magnus Wolff Eikrem getting his first attacking returns since GW16. Ohi turned and finished after Eikrem’s flick. Eikrem hit the post from the edge of the box, but soon got on the scoresheet after being teed up by Eirik Hestad. Leke James was quickest to react and made it 3-0 after Etzaz Hussain hit the post, and James scored a simple header late on from Kristoffer Haugen’s cross; however, the left back picked up a one-match suspension.

Viking FK vs. Rosenborg

Amund Wichne stepped in at half-time against Haugesund after Iven Austbø picked up a knock challenging for a high ball, and the substitute goalkeeper could do nothing after Sondre Flem Bjørshol’s handball gifted the hosts a penalty. Tommy Høiland has only featured once in the last seven games due to a nagging injury and seems unlikely to be risked ahead of cup final.

Tore Reginiussen met Gjermund Åsen’s corner, and the big defender could have had a hat-trick on the day. Reginiussen was guilty of giving away the penalty which gave Glimt momentum. Pål Andre Helland won and scored a penalty of his own for the hosts. Deep into second half injury time, Helland found Marius Lundemo who scored the winner from the edge of the box to give Rosenborg’s hopes of a podium finish a huge boost. Helland has quietly enjoyed a fantasy renaissance with two goals and three assists in his last five appearances, but is suspended for Rosenborg’s penultimate match of the Eliteserien season.

183 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Molde now 2-0 up
    The champions doing it in style!

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Bolly gets the 2nd for Molde

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Viking take the lead against Brann
    2-1 now

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Someone told me to hold onto Wormgoor for Runde 30 as he would play a blinder and go out in style...
    45 minutes played and he’s on -1
    2 goals conceded plus a yellow card
    Nice one Vito!

  4. MTPockets
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Apparently half time will be longer for most - holding back for the break at Tromoso to clear the snow

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Bodo/Glimt pull one back
      No CS points with Molde defenders
      Hauge with the goal

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Haugesund retake the lead against Odd
      2-1

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Tromso won’t give up - and equalise!
      1-1
      Who is going down???

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Espejord with the goal

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Mjøndalen must have heard about Tromso and take the lead 1-0

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      And Stromsgodset also go back into the lead!!!
      Nail biting stuff down at the bottom of the league!!

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Haugesund kicking Odd’s Butt
      3-1

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Come on Lehne Olsen (K) - one goal and you are out of the play off place!!!

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Tromso and Ranheim currently going down

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sarpsborg 30 Pts / -10 Goal Difference
      Mjøndalen 30 Pts / -14 Goal Difference
      Lillestrøm 30 Pts / -15 Goal Difference
      Tromso 30 Pts / -19 Goal Difference
      Ranheim 27 Pts - Relegated

    • Ramboros
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I just had to be a moron and captain a differential rather than James.

    • Sandstorm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What a transfer to end the season with! Hovland in, two goals! Spissrush was a bit of a meh, James brace of course a good one but Lehne Olsen & Borven... Maric clean sheet was nice but that's it, no other points to my team. Tromssa going down bugs me surprisingly much, maybe I'm now a semi supporter.

      1. MTPockets
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Nice one. Helland worked out but wish I'd kept James last week not Eikrem.
          Feel similarly about Ranheim, but they hopefully they'll come back up.
          Will miss this - much prefer it to FPL

          1. Sandstorm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Well there's only about four months until this starts again! Enjoyed this season. Thanks y'all for all the tips & special thanks to TallestJohn and Mince n Tatties. See ya!

            1. Mince n Tatties
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Thanks matey x

      2. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Fair Play to the top ‘Jock’ in the Scotland Eliteserien League - FPL Graphics OR Rank was 3rd in the World.
        Take a bow my son...
        Even if you have lived your entire life in Norway and your Grandmother’s Brother had an affair with a wench from Fife who boarded a boat for Oslo x

      3. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Disappointing that Odd miss out on a Europa League spot - Genuinely believe the top 3 teams this season were Molde / Bodo/Glimt / Odd - but fair play to Rosenberg after the worst start to a defending champions season - they somehow manage to qualify for Europa in 3rd place

      4. TAT
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Phew! Ended the season with a horrible last GW, and a 41 (-4) point score. Luckily, I managed to finish inside the top 1K, with a 995 OR.

      5. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        IK Start came from a goal down to win 2-1 in the relegation playoff against Lillestrom yesterday.
        Good to see IK Start coming straight back up - unlucky Lillestrom
        See you all back on 4th April for the new Season
        JUBEL!!

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          That was just the first leg, Start still have to go through the away leg. LSK haven’t been relegated for 53 years so they’ll be desperate to get the win on Wednesday.

      6. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        What a bottle job by LSK last night! 4-0 up and cruising only to concede a 6 minute hat-trick late on and get relegated on away goals (5-5 agg). Start are back up!

      7. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Doubt anyone will find this - but lads, lads and everybody!!!
        The new Eliteserien Fantasy game will be with us very soon!!
        Web Page is ‘currently updating’!
        Tallestjohn will hopefully have a pre-season article out soon 😉

        1. MTPockets
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Nice. Some prices revealed so looks that way: https://twitter.com/OffisiellESF

            Completed a survey at the end of last season asking about changes to the bonus points, so a possibility they're introducing an Allsvenskan-type bap system.

        2. MTPockets
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Eliteserien game open: https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/