Odds Ballklubb vs Sarpsborg 08
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 23 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Skagerak Arena (Skien)
Odd host Sarpsborg for their Matchday 6 clash after a rather shaky start of the campaign and just four points earned in five games, sitting in the bottom part of the table early in 2018. They have outclassed Skarphedin in NM Cupen on Wednesday with nine goals scored but it’s questionable if this will be enough to boost their team spirits at this point.
Sarpsborg have not impressed recently and their respective Cup win over Ostsiden comes at a great time, after seeing a 1-1 draw at Haugesund and a 1-2 home loss to Brann in their last two league outings. They sit just a point behind the top 3, though, and we obviously have higher ambitions as they travel to Skagerak Arena on Monday.
They are yet to suffer an away loss in Eliteserien this term but they have been regularly conceding goals, as they earned a 2-2 draw at Lillestrom and the already mentioned draw at Haugesund – as well as two in a 2-9 win at lower-division Ostsiden. This could come as a more worrying fact but we will surely see Geir Bakke’s men very motivated and we do feel they can leave Skien unbeaten on the day.
Odds Ballklubb vs Sarpsborg 08: Head-to-head
Odds Ballklubb haven’t beaten Sarpsborg since 2014 and their 5-2 Cup win in front of the home crowd.
We’ve seen four wins for Sarpsborg and four draws in eight head-to-head matchups since then, with three winless games played in Skien.
We are used to very narrow contests at Skagerak Arena and this shapes as another such occasion in the making.
Odds Ballklubb vs Sarpsborg 08: Prediction
We will thus stick our necks out for a fourth consecutive Draw at this ground, going for it at a good-looking 3.30.
We don’t feel we’ll see many goals this time around either and we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.70, which could prove generous!
Odds Ballklubb vs Sarpsborg 08: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70