Sandefjord v Sarpsborg Preview and Predictions

Sandefjord v Sarpsborg 08
Norwegian Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Komplett Arena, Sandefjord.

Sarpsborg will be hoping to keep the good form going by taking advantage of another easier fixture on Monday afternoon when they travel to Komplett Arena to take on the out-of-form Sandefjord.

The Guttane barely saved the elite class status in the previous term and they look to be struggling badly at the start of the new campaign after winning no more than five points in the opening ten rounds.

Sandefjord lost six straight matches in all competitions. The new manager Geir-Ludvig Fevang is yet to avoid a defeat in three matches in charge of the team. Furthermore, the new head coach is yet to see his lads scoring a goal as Guttane failed to do it in last five matches in all competitions (including the humiliating 3-0 loss to lower-division Skeid in NM Cupen).

Sandefjord vs Sarpsborg 08: Head-to-head

Sarpsborg destroyed Sandefjord 5-0 at home when these two sides last met each other back in late-October last year.

Overall, Sarpsborg lead the head to head tie by two wins, but they have a negative record in matches at Komplett Arena where Guttane won three and lost two of five H2H outings.

Sandefjord vs Sarpsborg 08: Prediction

The latest of Sandefjord’s failures was a very painful one as they fell 5-0 away at Odd on Wednesday. As described above, the hosts just can’t seem to find a breakthrough as they did not score at all in five subsequent matches across competitions. Knowing that Sarpsborg come into this with an improved confidence after snatching back-to-back wins over Stromsgodset and Start, we see the away win pick as a heavy banker at 1.95 odds.

Geir Bakke’s men bagged as many as six goals in last two win, conceding just once in the process. Knowing about Sandefjord’s attacking woes, we just have to take the 2.75 odds offered for Sarpsborg to keep a clean sheet here.

Sandefjord vs Sarpsborg 08: Bet Tips

  • Sarpsborg 08 to win @ 1.95
  • Sarpsborg 08 to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75.