Rosenborg vs Sandefjord
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Saturday, 8th July 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
Despite sitting at the top of Norwegian Eliteserien, Rosenborg are on turbulent run of form. The problems were escalates last Monday, when they were held to a 3-3 draw in the away trip to the newly promoted Kristiansund BK. The disappointment is big for Rosenborg head-coach Kare Ingebrigtsen, as his team was leading 2-0. The Troillongan will be coming into this match on the back of a poor form with 2 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses from 8 games.
Meanwhile, Sandefjord are another newly promoted side sitting close to the dangerous relegation zone. They have a 3 point cushion from the bottom three, but things are going from bad to worse in recent weeks. They lost 1-2 at home to Stabaek last week, leaving them with just 1 win in the last 7 games. There has been 2 draws and 4 defeats during the period.
Away from home, Sandefjord struggled to find any consistency throughout this campaign with only 2 wins comings from the 8 outings so far, drew 1 and lost 5. They also conceded 15 goals during the period, almost double of what they scored.
Rosenborg vs Sandefjord: Head-to-head
It must come as no surprise that Rosenborg have a massive h2h record versus Sandefjord. The record Norwegian champions are on a 7 match winning streak against their Saturday’s opposition and lost just once in their last 12 duels in all competitions.
Rosenborg vs Sandefjord: Predictions
Rosenborg hasn’t been fluent as one must expect them to be. But their opponents are coming with low morale and confidence. Moreover, the Troillongan did relatively well in home games this season. Also, the scoring form of Matthias Vilhjalmsson and Milan Jevtovic are impressive. Therefore, this must be easy pickings for the home side.
Rosenborg vs Sandefjord: Betting Tips
FT Asian Handicap – Rosenborg -1.5 for 1.81 odds with Pinnacle.
A decent alternate is Over 1.5 goals in the second half for 1.73 odds Bet365.