Aron Wright - June 7, 2018
Sandefjord vs FK Haugesund
Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Komplett Arena (Sandefjord).
After a solid start of the season primarily against the fellow bottom of the table rivals and four points earned in three games, Sandefjord have been in a horrendous spell of form and earned just one more point. They host Haugesund looking to end an eight-game winless streak across competitions but outclassing the top 3 chasers will be another very tough challenge.
Guttane haven’t been conceding as many goals at Komplett Arena but just three have been enough to drop nine points in three games against Brann, Vålerenga, and Sarpsborg 08. Haugesund, on the other hand, boast quite a contrasting spell of form after beating Tromso in front of the home crowd last week.
They’ve also connected a six-game unbeaten streak on the road, where we’ve seen four wins and two draws, including a 1-1 draw at table-toppers Brann midway through May. They now hope to build on such records and it’s really tough seeing struggling rivals shut them down – as Erik Horneland’s men enjoy an attacking approach to their games and score many goals.
Haugesund have bagged four wins in their last five head-to-head clashes against Sandefjord.
Sandefjord have bagged the only win along the way in their last matchup at this ground, securing the points with goals from Abdoulaye Seck and Andre Sodlund.
We rarely see many goals between the sides and just one of those occasions ended with three or more goals.
We will now back Haugesund to build on convincing head-to-head records and capitalize on the rivals’ woes this term, snatching all three points at Komplett Arena. We’ll thus go for an Away win at 1.80, which does seem like more of a banker bet at this point.
We are not used to seeing many goals in the sides’ head-to-head matchups but Haugesund have been conceding goals regularly and we now hope to see them only outgun the rivals to secure the points, as we also go for goals on both ends and back a YES on Both teams to score at 1.75.