Kristiansund vs Sandefjord
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2021
Kick-off 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion.
Sandefjord are flying high with four wins in the last five Eliteserien matches. Can they keep the stellar form going and claim the spoils on Sunday against Kristiansund?
Believe it or not, Sandefjord are one of the most in-form teams in the Norwegian top flight at the moment. A run of four wins in the last five league games come straight out of nowhere, following a dismal (and expected) start to the 2021 campaign.
The visitors are the team with the smallest budget in the Norwegian elite class and they are led by an inexperienced pair of managers (Hans Erik Odegaard and Andreas Tegstrom). However, it seems the fresh managerial pair found a way to improve their team’s defense as Sandeford have kept clean sheets in each of the mentioned four victories in the last five games.
There are no doubts the visitors will park the bus on Sunday and wait for their chances to stun Kristiansund on counter attacks. We should not forget that the hosts are still pretty clear favorites going into this tie. Kristiansund generally played very on the home patch last season and they have translated such displays into this year.
Christian Michelsen’s men won four, drew one, and lost one of six home fixtures this term, allowing no more than five goals in the process.
Kristiansund vs Sandefjord Head-to-head
- The head to head record completely favors the hosts who have been the dominant figure in this matchup.
- Kristiansund won 8, drew 4, and lost 1 of 13 clashes against Sandefjord.
- Six of these eight wins came on the home patch.
- Kristiansund bagged at least two goals in each of the last five matches against Sandefjord.
Kristiansund vs Sandefjord Prediction
Kristiansund miss their top scorer from the last season Amahl Pellegrino badly as they do not have a single player with more than two goals to his name after 12 rounds of the competition. They usually rely on the stern defense on the home patch and we don’t expect a different scenario this time around against bottom-half Sandefjord either.
We believe the time has come for Sandefjord’s thrilling run to come to an end and we will back Kristiansund to win to nil as the main betting option at the odds of 3.25.
Kristiansund vs Sandefjord Betting Tips
Kristiansund to win to nil @ 3.25 odd
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 odd.