Ranheim vs Sarpsborg Preview and Predictions

Ranheim vs Sarpsborg 08
Norway Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: EXTRA Arena (Ranheim).

Ranheim have seen their great four-game winning streak ended by Bodo / Glimt in a 4-0 thrashing at Aspmyra Stadion last week and they host Sarpsborg for their Matchday 13 clash on Sunday looking for a return to the winning ways ahead of the Cup clash against Stromsgodset.

Svein Maalen’s men have been in great shape at EXTRA Arena this term and they surely have high hopes to keep up such a streak, bagging important points in an attempt to retain a top 3 spot and keep up with Brann (who have only snatched a win at this ground this term) at the top of the table.

Sarpsborg have connected a great streak of their own and we have seen them beat Strømsgodset, Start, Sandefjord, and Stabæk in their last four outings. However, we have seen them have more trouble to regularly net numbers of goals on the road and the home side will now look to capitalize on that and outgun them in an exciting contest in Ranheim looming.

Ranheim vs Sarpsborg Head-to-head

  • Sarpsborg 08 have a lot better head-to-head records, with five wins and a draw seen in six outings.
  • They have snatched a 0-2 win on their last trip to this ground in November 2013.
  • Ranheim do seem to be in better shape at this point and hope to finally end the unwanted streak.

Ranheim vs Sarpsborg Predictions

We’ll back them to do just that and back a Home win at an eye-catching 2.90. The visitors will be no easy targets and could be one of the toughest challenges yet but we do feel Ranheim have what it takes to build on their top shape and the very solid start of the campaign.

We do believe we’ll see both sides very motivated especially going forward and with that in mind, we’ll now also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.72. We’ve seen three or more goals in all of Ranheim’s last five as well as three of Sarpsborg’s respective last four outings, which does look reassuring.

Ranheim vs Sarpsborg Bet Tips

  • Home win @ 2.90
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72.