Odd vs Sarpsborg 08
Date: Sunday, July 2nd 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Skagerak Arena, Skien.
The two struggling sides will collide at Skagerak Arena where Odds Ballklubb host Sarpsborg 08. The visitors shared the prey with Brann in a 1-1 draw. Meanwhile, the hosts suffered the heaviest defeat of the season as Aalesund slaughtered them with 5-1.
The hosts have a lot to resolve after the last week’s shameful display. Odds are on a five-game winless streak in Eliteserien. Also, they played their first UEFA Europa League qualification match versus Ballymena, but the team from Northern Ireland stood no chance. Regardless of the class difference, Odds are facing the exhausting period due to traveling for the second leg, so a victory against Sarpsborg 08 could boost their confidence.
After six games played, Odds conceded only three goals on the turf of Skagerak Arena – their backline is the best when performing at home.
The visitors had no European obligations this week, so they prepared for the upcoming clash in Skein exclusively. Sarpsborg are looking for an immediate rebound from the form slump. Currently, they are in the third position with 24 points accumulated, one point less than Brann and three less than Rosenborg.
With Aalesund breathing at their necks, Sarpsborg 08 are in need of three points. Recently, they favor the defensive strategy in their fixtures – in their last five games in Eliteserien, there have been 2 or fewer goals seen.
Odd vs Sarpsborg: Head-to-head
The visitors have never celebrated a victory at Skagerak Arena. However, the last two outings have ended in a draw, so they are surely getting close to it. Back in 2016 season, both matches between the two sides were settled without goals.
Odd vs Sarpsborg: Prediction
Odds Ballklubb could be consumed after the Europa League qualification match, which creates the perfect opportunity for Sarpsborg to end their woes and get back on winning track.
Odd vs Sarpsborg: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Sarpsborg +0 Asian Handicap at the odds of 2.07 at Pinnacle.
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