Brann vs Sarpsborg
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Brann Stadion (Bergen).
Brann have struggled for consistency lately and while it seemed they’ve used the break to a good cause after a convincing 4-1 win over struggling Start, they now host Sarpsborg 08 for their Matchday 19 clash looking for a return to the winning ways after a 5-1 thrashing at Molde in a clash that was all but close.
However, they still sit at the top of the table and Lars Nilsen should have no troubles lifting their team spirits as they look to show off their character at Brann Stadion once again, already proving themselves as a much tougher side to beat at this ground.
Sarpsborg have, on the other hand, been picking it up and come into the match after Europa League success where they made it to the Play-offs over Rijeka (2-1 aggregate win) and beat Lillestrom in Eliteserien too.
They haven’t suffered a league loss since late June and it’s obvious the visitors will be very motivated to keep their unbeaten streak in a top 3 challenge in Bergen as well.
Brann vs Sarpsborg: Head-to-head
Brann have beaten Sarpsborg in both of their last two head-to-head matchups, including a 1-2 win at Sarpsborg Stadion midway through April.
Sarpsborg have bagged just one win in the last five matchups against Brann.
We’ve seen goals on both ends on four of those five occasions in interesting clashes all around.
Brann vs Sarpsborg: Prediction
We do Brann will now have what it takes to bag a win in another thriller contest looming and we’ll back a Home win hoping to see them confident at Brann Stadion once again in an attempt to retain the top spot after 19 games played.
We do expect the visitors very motivated going forward too and Brann could have to outgun them to secure the points, as backing another high-scoring head-to-head clash comes off as a generous banker bet.
We have seen both sides enjoy an attacking approach and this should prove an exciting derby game in Bergen.
Brann vs Sarpsborg Betting Tips
Brann to win @ 10/11 (1.91)
Over 2.5 match goals @ 7/8 (1.87).