Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg 08
Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion, Kristiansund.
Kristiansund surprisingly ended the three-win streak against nobody else but Start who sit second from bottom after 14 rounds of the competition. Will they be able to rebound seven days after the loss against mid-table rivals Sarpsborg 08?
A victory would move KBK lock on points with the visitors who finished the previous term of Eliteserien in third, meaning they’ll represent Norway in the Europa League qualifications in two weeks.
Sarpsborg won’t head into the game in a better mood either, following their back-to-back defeats to Ranheim and Tromso. Geir Bakke’s troops proved out to be quite vulnerable against the stronger outfits and they’ve shipped two or more goals in all of last three league ties.
Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg 08: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between Kristiansund and Sarpsborg 08, following KBK’s maiden promotion to the top flight of the Norwegian football last year.
Two previous term ties brought goal fests, though, producing as many as ten goals in total.
Sarpsborg were ruthless in front of the home fans winning 5-1, while the clash at Kristiansund Stadion saw teams share spoils in a 2-2 draw.
Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg 08: Prediction
Sarpsborg’s lack of meticulousness at the back in recent fixtures will be the music to the ears of Daouda Bamba.
The striker from Core d’Ivoire is enjoying one of his best seasons at Kristiansund where he has spent past five years. He currently has seven goals to his name after netting in three of past six appearances for the hosts. Bamba is 2.90 to keep the good form going and score anytime here.
Sarpsborg are set as slight favourites, but we’d rather skip outcome bets knowing the hosts have also been enjoying a fine three-win streak before the aforementioned defeat to Start.
Instead, we will back goals based on both the head to head trend and the current form as five of last six games Sarpsborg played saw three or more goals scored.
Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg 08: Bet Tips
Daouda Bamba to score anytime @ 2.90
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 2.10.