Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg Prediction & Match Preview

Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim)

The former champions of the Eliteserien will be looking to get their hands on a record 27th Title. Last time they had to settle for a third-place finish behind Bodo/Glimt. But the stat for this year has been not what was expected from them as they went down to 6th spot after 12 rounds. In their latest league fixture, they lost to odds Ballklubb away from home. But this upcoming game would be a golden opportunity for them to get back to winning ways.

Sarpsborg has the best defense in the league after their upcoming rivals Rosenborg. The visitors have conceded only 12 goals from the 12 games while many teams at that part of the table have given away much more. But they are 11th in the table right now after losing half of the games until now.

Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Troll Children is unbeaten in three matches against this opposition.
  • They have two wins and a loss in five previous head to head matches.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in four of those five games across all venues.
  • The home side has never lost at this ground against these visitors in any competitive games.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in five of the nine clashes here.

Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg: Prediction

The home side has never lost to this opposition at this ground. In the present form, the visitors are in no shape to pose as a threat for the Troll Children. From their five matches on the road so far, they have lost three and have only one win which came against Sandefjord. Even though the home team is coming into this match after a defeat I think they will get all three points based on the winning streak they are on at home.

Even though the home side is much better at home, the defence has some major issues that they would want to address soon. Even in matches against teams like Haugesund and Sandefjord they gave away goals too cheaply. I think the visitors have enough attacking talent to make use of that loophole. So I am backing the home team to win with both teams scoring.

Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg: Betting Tips

  • The home side to win @ 1.47 (5/11).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).