Kristiansund BK vs Sarpsborg 08
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Kristiansund Stadion, Kristiansund.
Kristiansunds BK welcome second-placed Sarpsborg 08 on Sunday afternoon. The visitors are in the excellent form as they rally behind Rosenborg, while Kristiansunds are dragged into the relegation battle.
The home team is sitting in the 14th position with 18 points earned. The relegation playoff spot isn’t any team’s ambition, so Kristiansund will be hoping to move to the relative safety soon.
The host recorded some significant results on the home turf this season. Drawing Rosenborg 3-3 and beating Brann 1-0 must be taken into an account. Kristiansunds are winless in Eliteserien since the end of June, but a draw with the title contenders would satisfy the hosts.
The away side is in the second place with 33 points earned, five less than the reigning champions Rosenborg. As the leaders will fight for UEFA Europa League in August, Sarspborg 08 must keep winning in order to apply pressure to Rosenborg.
Sarpsborg are playing very defensively in their visits. In 8 games played on the road, they scored seven goals while conceding the exact same. Sarpsborg’s victory over Brann significantly boosted their confidence and they have beat Haugesund and steamrolled Odds since.
Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg: Head-to-head
The two sides met only once so far – earlier this season when Sarpsborg hosted Kristiansunds. Sarpsborg obliterated Kristiansund 5-1 while scoring the own goal.
Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg: Prediction
Sarpsborg must keep pushing in order to stay in the race for the title. Kristiansunds are very firm on the home turf, but stopping motivated visitors might be a mission impossible for them. Kristiansund seem motivated when playing against the stronger sides, so they are likely to score against Sarpsborg too.
Kristiansund vs Sarpsborg: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score YES at the odds of 1.91 @ Bet365.
Our Correct Score Prediction is 1-2 in favor of Sarpsborg priced at 9.00 @ Unibet.