Rosenborg vs Sandefjord
Date: 23 April 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
A four-point return from the fixtures with Viking and Molde is satisfying for Kjetil Andre Rekdal whose Rosenborg will be looking to continue the fine start to the season with a victory over Sandefjord on Sunday afternoon at Lerkendal Stadion.
Coach Rekdal can be particularly satisfied with his team’s defensive showings in the opening two outings because Rosenborg allowed only a single goal so far in the campaign.
We really fancy their chances of keeping things quiet at the back here against Sandefjord who are yet to score a goal this year.
Sandefjord had several decent chances last weekend against Tromso but eventually had to settle for a goalless draw in a match in which we saw no more than two shots on target by both teams combined.
Interestingly, Rosenborg’s game against Molde had even fewer attempts on goal as Rekdal’s troops failed to register even a single seven days ago at Aker Stadion. Rosenborg’s lone goal was a courtesy of an own goal by Kristoffer Haugen.
Rosenborg have thus scored just a goal in each of the opening two fixtures of the season. They may easily struggle for goals in this term in general after selling top scorer Casper Tengstedt to Benfica.
Rosenborg vs Sandefjord Head-to-head
- Sandefjord have never been a serious opposition to Rosenborg who will come into this on the back of 19 wins, 3 draws, and just 1 defeat in the last 23 clashes in this matchup.
- Rosenborg bagged eight goals in a double-header with Sandefjord in the previous term of Eliteserien.
- We have seen at least three goals in each of the last four competitive head to head games between these rivals.
Rosenborg vs Sandefjord Prediction
Rosenborg are still struggling to adjust to life without the last season’s top scorer Tengstedt but they should certainly have enough to see off the team with the lowest budget in the whole league on Sunday.
Sandefjord are yet to score this season and Trondheim is by no means the place you want to search for the inaugural goal in. We will take Rosenborg to win to nil at the 2.25 odds, while you can also back the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the 1.95 odds.
Rosenborg vs Sandefjord Betting Tips
Rosenborg to win to nil @ 2.25 (5/4)
HT/FT Rosenborg/Rosenborg @ 1.95 (19/20) odd.