HamKam vs Aalesund Predictions

HamKam vs Aalesunds FK predictions for Friday’s Eliteserien clash. The bottom two in Norway’s top flight go head to head in a crucial match in the relegation zone. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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HamKam vs Aalesund Predictions

A Critical Relegation Struggle: HamKam Hosts Aalesund in Norwegian Eliteserien

Key Stats
– Both HamKam and Aalesund sit at the bottom of the Norwegian Eliteserien table, each with seven points from 12 matches.
– HamKam have lost the last eight editions of this fixture across all competitions but is predicted to turn the tide in this match.
– Aalesund have scored 11 goals in their last three away matches, indicating their attacking potential on the road.

As the 13th round of the 2023 Norwegian Eliteserien season draws near, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate a thrilling face-off between HamKam and Aalesund at the famed Briskeby Arena this Friday. It’s a battle of the basement, with both teams sitting precariously in the relegation zone, each itching for a win to extricate themselves from their current predicament.

The Struggling Hosts: HamKam’s Quest for Redemption

Recent times have been challenging for the home team, HamKam. Two successive league defeats have dampened their morale, the most recent being a narrow 2-1 loss against SK Brann. The team succumbed to Jonas Torsvik’s strike just before the half-time break, and Bard Finne’s late goal solidified their defeat, rendering Paal Kirkevold’s subsequent effort insignificant.


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The recent setbacks have anchored HamKam firmly at the bottom of the league table. With a dismal three points gap from safety and an extra game played, the team is battling against the odds. Their recent lack of goal-scoring form at home, failing to net in three out of their last four matches, adds another layer of complication to their task.

Despite the adversity, the team’s determination is unwavering. Their upcoming encounter against Aalesund, who have not tasted defeat in the last eight fixtures against HamKam across all competitions, will require an elevation of HamKam’s attacking game.

The Unyielding Visitors: Aalesund’s Streak of Resilience

On the flip side, Aalesund snapped their streak of three consecutive losses with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Rosenborg. Lars Arne Nilsen’s men showed grit, managing to break the deadlock through Markus Karlsbakk early in the second half, resulting in the defining moment of the match.

However, despite this victory, Aalesund’s overall performance has not been promising. After twelve matches, they sit in the penultimate position in the standings, level on points with HamKam. But, a glimmer of hope for Aalesund lies in their impressive scoring record on the road, having bagged 11 goals in their last three away matches.

The Teams’ Line-ups and Key Players

As we dive into the team news, HamKam will unfortunately miss Julian Dunn-Johnson due to a knee injury. Benjamin Faraas’ absence will also be felt as he is currently on international duty with the Greece Under-19 side. Aalesund’s only guaranteed absentee is Alexander Ammitzboll, who is still recovering from a knee injury. One crucial player to watch will be the 23-year-old Markus Karlsbakk, who is currently on a two-match scoring streak for Aalesund.

Predictions and Analysis

Analysing the recent performance of both teams provides a fascinating perspective on the upcoming match’s predictions. Last season’s meetings between these two sides ended in goalless draws, while Aalesund have struggled with scoring, failing in seven league games. On the other hand, HamKam’s two victories this season have been highlighted by clean sheets.

Based on this analysis and the season’s statistics, we predict a HamKam victory with a 2-1 scoreline, breaking their long-lasting winless streak against Aalesund. The home advantage and their pressing need to break away from the relegation zone will likely fuel HamKam’s motivation. Moreover, Aalesund’s dismal away form, combined with their inability to consistently find the net, supports our prediction.

Both teams are expected to score in this match, mainly due to Aalesund’s recent run of form on the road, netting 11 goals in the last three away games. While their overall scoring record is far from impressive, this recent upturn could see them net against HamKam.

Despite their struggles, both teams have shown an ability to find the back of the net in recent matches. Aalesund’s Markus Karlsbakk is in excellent form, with goals in his last two matches. Simultaneously, HamKam’s Paal Kirkevold showed his potential as a goal threat in their last match against SK Brann.

Ultimately, both HamKam and Aalesund have a lot to fight for in this match. With the stakes this high, we’re likely to see a competitive and energetic match, with HamKam edging out with a 2-1 victory, and both teams managing to find the back of the net.

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