Injury prone attacking duo Daniel Fredheim Holm and Mohammed Abdellaoue are both expected miss out yet again.
Daniel Berntsen is suspended, with the returning Bård Finne expected to come into the team as his replacement.
Striker Fitim Azemi is a doubt due to illness.
Samúel Friðjónsson played 90 minutes for the Iceland U21s on Tuesday, so he is unlikely to start here.
Haugesund have no major injuries, but a few players are rated doubtful. Anthony Izuchukwu is back in training after his lengthy absence but not likely to start due to lack of match fitness.
Goalkeeper Per Kristian Bråtveit had to withdraw from the Norwegian U21 squad with a back problem, but has been training with Haugesund this week and is thought to be ready for the game.
Forward Frederik Gytkjær is a doubt because of illness, while veteran utility man Tor Arne Andreassen missed out on Haugesund’s last match with a back issue and is a doubt here. That said, the club is hopeful that Andreassen will be able to make it.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Vaalerenga’s last 5 games.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of FK Haugesund’s last 6 away games.
Previous Meetings (Last 6 matches)
NE 06-04-2017 FT FK Haugesund 4 : 3 Vaalerenga
NE 16-09-2016 FT FK Haugesund 1 : 1 Vaalerenga
NE 16-05-2016 FT Vaalerenga 0 : 1 FK Haugesund
NE 24-10-2015 FT FK Haugesund 0 : 1 Vaalerenga
NE 17-04-2015 FT Vaalerenga 2 : 0 FK Haugesund
NE 14-09-2014 FT Vaalerenga 4 : 1 FK Haugesund