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Eliteserien 2021 Scout Picks – Runde 5

GOALKEEPER

Nikita Khaykin (B/G – 5.5mNOK, 6.5%) vs. FK Haugesund (H)
 
Haugesund look like they’re going to draw every single game 0-0 this season. Their average xG is 0.67 and just 8 of their 22 shots have been inside the area. They’ve also created 0 big chances. For me this should be one of Glimt’s most assured clean sheets of the campaign.

DEFENCE

Brede Moe (B/G – 5.1mNOK, 5.5%) vs. FK Haugesund (H)

Nailed in the middle of defence for the champions and only Fredrik André Bjørkan (6.0mNOK) (4) has amassed more than his 3 BFP. May not offer too much going forward (1G & 5A since 2018) but is a cheap way into the Glimt defence and stands out for this week’s game. 

Lars-Christopher Vilsvik (SIF – 4.5mNOK, 1.5%) vs. Tromsø IL (H)

Vilsvik might have only scored 42pts last season but statistically he was far, far better. He has put in two decent performances to this point, recording 0.26xA against Lillestrøm and Kristiansund and has created 1 chance from 4 key passes. He’s largely overlooked and with Strømsgodset playing far better than most had imagined they would, I see him getting something in this home fixture against Tromsø

Christoffer Aasbak (KBK – 5.4mNOK, 0.8%) vs. Sarpsborg 08 FF (A)

This guy was brilliant last season and the only reason he’s not 6.0m is down to the team he plays for. He’s one of the most creative defenders in the league who has an aptitude for creating big chances as well as playing key passes – if he was fit from the start of the season, he would have been in my team despite those awful fixtures. He needed just 62 minutes against Strømsgodset to register his first assist of the season and clock up 9pts. Expect his price to rise over the next few weeks.

MIDFIELD

Kristoffer Zachariassen [K] (RBK – 10.3mNOK, 43.4%) vs Sandefjord Fotball (A)

I’ve decided that it doesn’t matter who Rosenborg play and if they win or not – Zachariassen is going to score. If they lose 4-2, chances are he’s scored both goals. He’s worth every penny and a day out at Sandefjord should see the points rolling in yet again. He’s scored 6 goals already – he’s the man to own.

Carlo Holse (RBK – 7.9mNOK, 7.9%) vs. Sandefjord Fotball (A)

Thought he looked great at times last season, but he hasn’t found his way into my team due to the increased depth in Rosenborg’s midfield and attack. Despite those fears he’s started the last 3 in a row and managed to get 2 assists from the bench in the 5-0 demolition of Viking. He’ll start again on Thursday and even if Rosenborg miss out on a very likely 3pts, expect him to be heavily involved.

Herman Stengel (SIF – 5.5mNOK, 1.2%) vs. Tromsø IL (H)

1 goal and 5 key passes in his first two games sees Stengel make his way into my picks for this week. As much as I applaud the way Tromsø try to play their way each and every week, I think Strømsgodset win this game and I’m expecting the 25-year-old midfielder to be heavily involved in everything they do. He might not have lived up to his potential, but a couple of good performances shows he’s not done yet – looks a great shout for this gameweek.

Torgil Øwre Gjertsen (KBK – 7.5mNOK, 1.2%) vs. Sarpsborg 08 FF (A)

Hasn’t scored yet but got 2 assists against Vålerenga and a solid performance at home to Strømsgodset saw him pick up 2 BFP despite no attacking returns. For me this guy could be the signing of the season – he’s already played 6 key passes and the majority of the attacks are going through him. If I could bring him for this week, I would, without question.

FORWARDS

Veton Berisha (VIK – 10.5mNOK, 39.4%) vs. Mjøndalen (H)

I’ve seen talk on social media about getting rid of Berisha. I cannot understand that logic. Well, not yet at least. Despite Mjøndalen’s strong start to the season, Viking will be considered favourites and Berisha has a real chance to cash in here. If it weren’t for both Zachariassen and Botheim being in such good form he’d get the captain’s armband.

Erik Botheim [V] (B/G – 10.4mNOK, 36.1%) vs. FK Haugesund (H)

I’m loving seeing this guy flourish at Glimt. The league champions epitomise everything I love about Norwegian football and Botheim looks right at home leading the line. 4 goals and 26pts in four games is a steady, consistent return if not explosive, but I actually think he’s been playing within himself. There’s more to come and a home fixture against Haugesund offers great potential.

Mushaga Bakenga (ODD – 9.6mNOK, 15.0%) vs. Lillestrøm SK (A)

Odd haven’t looked brilliant, but they’ve certainly benefitted from Bakenga’s early form. He’s more known for his goalscoring ability but the forward has actually created 3 chances and played 2 key passes so far, as well as scoring twice and getting 1 assist. Lillestrøm have looked poor and will not relish the idea of having to deal with this guy whatsoever.

ReindeerHotdog ESF: https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/entry/12433/event/17 Follow me on Twitter: @ReindeerHotdog”

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  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Mjøndalen

    1 Sousha Makani
    2 Sebastian Søraas Sebulonsen
    3 Nikolas Walstad
    12 Markus Lund Nakkim
    23 Sondre Solholm Johansen
    11 Christian Andreas Gauseth KAPTEIN
    24 Ole Amund Sveen
    31 Erik Stavås Skistad
    8 Fredrik Neerland Brustad
    9 Benjamin Stokke
    17 Martin Rønning Ovenstad

    Molde

    1 Andreas Christopher Linde
    2 Martin Bjørnbak
    3 Birk Risa
    5 Sheriff Sinyan
    14 Erling Knudtzon
    7 Magnus Wolff Eikrem KAPTEIN
    16 Etzaz Muzafar Hussain
    17 Fredrik Aursnes
    19 Eirik Hestad
    9 Ohikhuaeme Anthony Omoijuanfo
    22 Ola Brynhildsen

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ohi and Bjornbak return the Molde starting XI

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        cheers

      2. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        As Reindeerhotdog predicted - Haugen back on the bench

  2. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    team locked

    Hansen
    Forren Borch Hegg
    Aus Berg Zach Fridj
    Omo Botheim Berisha

    let’s go

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kaptain?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Zach

        1. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Nice - too many good options this Runde

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            to be honest i didn’t think it too much ... highest scoring player, returns in all but one of his games, nailed ... perfect perma captain since Junker & Zinck 🙂

  3. FPLrookie2009
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Bench one.
    JØrgensen or Bjørnbak?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      j

      1. FPLrookie2009
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers mate

  4. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I think I'll have to give up on this game. Have had some serious issues to deal with the past few weeks but had no idea there were midweek games last Thursday! Second deadline have missed this season. Now price changes have killed me - always that 0.1m short - as well as lost FTs. Really should pay more attention at the back of the class

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Still early doors matey - DGW next week can bring you back into it

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        * week break / so week after

  5. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Molde clear the ball off the line..
    Pretty scrappy affair so far…

  6. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    First shot on target in the game for Molde - and it’s from Aurnes - but doesn’t trouble the keeper

  7. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hussain with a shot - but just puts it past the post

  8. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Ref blows for an Aquavit break…

  9. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    That’s two clumsy challenges from Ohi now…
    My Kaptain will probably get a red at this rate!

  10. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hestad with a shot that looks to come off the arm of a Mjondalen defender - corner given

  11. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Rich uncle anyone next week?

    1. ffs casual
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I think rich uncle will be very popular next week. It won't be often three top teams have double dame weeks against weaker opposition. Certainly planning on it myself

  12. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hussain has it put on a plate for him - but the shot goes wide / should of scored from there

  13. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Doesn’t look like Ovenstad is going to be able to continue for Mjondalen- he’s down again getting treatment from the earlier challenge