Ranheim vs Sandefjord Preview and Prediction

Ranheim vs Sandefjord
Norway Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: EXTRA Arena (Ranheim)

Ranheim have struggled to pick it up recently and they’ve seen two losses before and after the break with a tough schedule, beaten by both Sarpsborg 08 and Rosenborg will be a worry for manager Svein Maalen as the goalless draw at struggling Start comes hardly as a confidence booster ahead of the clash against the rock-bottomed Sandefjord.

Sandefjord come into the match on the back of a 1-0 win over Tromso in front of the home crowd, which was only their second win this term and boosts their tally to ten points still sitting five points behind the nearest rivals at the bottom of the table.

They have had defensive troubles on the road, though, and Ranheim will hope they can capitalize on such troubles on the day – looking for a return to the winning ways after three games and to build on their mid-table spot. They have been very tough to beat at this ground and we’ll now surely see a very strong challenge once again, despite a narrow occasion expected.

Ranheim vs Sandefjord: Head-to-head

Ranheim have bagged a 1-2 win at Komplett Arena earlier this season.

This was the side’s only head-to-head clash in two years but Sandefjord have somewhat better overall records (5/2/4).

We have seen both sides scoring and conceding goals on the regular lately too.

Ranheim vs Sandefjord: Prediction

We will now back Ranheim to build on the success and bag their second win over the rivals this term, building on their mid-table spot with a win priced at 1.83. They’ve been rock-solid at home and we do feel they now bounce back to another such performance.

However, they have been conceding goals on the regular too and we could now see them in need of an extra goal as we back Over 2.5 goals FT too at 1.85. Both sides regularly enjoy high-scoring games and we do believe we’re in for another such occasion, with both sides looking good in the attacking third.

Ranheim vs Sandefjord: Bet Tips

Ranheim to win @ 10/11 (1.91)

Over 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80).