Sandefjord vs Tromso
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Friday, 10 August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Komplett Arena, Sandefjord.
Tromso suffered back-to-back narrow defeats in as a consequence of a complicated schedule which saw them play the likes of Rosenborg and Haugesund last two rounds.
The Boys now have the chance to get back on the winning ways on Friday evening when they are set to open the Matchday No 18 in Eliteserien with the away clash against the rock-bottomed Sandefjord.
Simo Valakari’s men are generally enjoying a much better run in this term of the competition if we compare it to the last season when they finished only a single position above Sandefjord in the relegation battle.
The Boys currently sit 7th in spite of the mentioned losses in past two games and they are just five points shy of the top three in the league ladder.
The trip to Komplett Arena should really give them an opportunity to get three points on board and reduce the gap behind the third-placed Haugesund down to only two points before weekend matches.
Sandefjord vs Tromso: Head-to-head
The head to head stats is all levelled at six wins, draws and losses for each of the teams ahead of their 19th H2H meeting.
Sandefjord were much more successful in games at Komplett Arena where they won six, drew one and lost one of eight ties with Tromso.
Both teams scored in five of last seven H2H games.
Tromso demolished the Whalers 4-1 at home when the two teams played each other in this term of Eliteserien back in late-April.
Sandefjord vs Tromso: Prediction
Sandefjord collected only 7 points from 17 games so far in the season and they will need a true miracle to save the elite class status at the end.
One of these rare points came last weekend when the Whalers surprisingly held Valerenga to a 2-2 draw on the road.
Nevertheless, the head coach Marti Cifuentes still has plenty of reasons to be worried about his side’s defensive displays as Sandefjord shipped six goals in last two games in the competition.
It will be the music to the ears of Runar Espejord who notched four goals in last five appearances for the Boys.
The Norwegian striker is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick here at the odds of 2.40.
The away win is a must-take pick at 2.25, while you can also back Tromso to net two or more goals in the match at the odds of 1.90.
Sandefjord vs Tromso: Bet Tips
Tromso to win @ 2.25
Tromso Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90.