Sarpsborg vs Brann
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 25th June 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion, Sarpsborg.
Derby of Round 14 in Eliteserien will take place on Saturday as Sarpsborg 08 host Brann. The visitors are insanely motivated after snatching the first position after Rosenborg’s defeat, while Sarpsborg 08 are certainly in a slump as they welcome the team that took their desired position.
The 3rd placed Sarpsborg suffered the disappointing defeat against Haugesund in the previous round. Sarpsborg were losing 1-0 since the 44th minute, in the second half they were pushing for an equalizer, but the goals missed out.
The hosts are pretty solid on the home turf. They were beaten only once, while they won five games in addition to a draw. Also, they scored 16 while allowing 5 goals in the process.
New Eliteserien leaders are flying high after overtaking the 1st position from Rosenborg. However, they need to keep their feet on the ground and continue in the same fashion. Their consistency is impressive.
Brann obliterated Stabaek with 5-0 in the previous round. Scoring more than a goal in Sarpsborg will be a difficult task, but they would certainly satisfy with a draw. Currently, they have two draws, wins, and defeats apiece on the road.
Sarpsborg vs Brann: Head-to-head
In the last season’s first meeting at this stadium, Sarpsborg 08 beat Brann with 1-0. In Bergen, Brann returned the favor through 2-1 victory. Brann won only once in Sarpsborg, in a memorable 3-5 victory back in 2011.
Sarpsborg vs Brann: Prediction
Morale boost Brann achieved in the previous round could easily backfire. However, if they remain decent, they could remain unbeaten in Sarpsborg and register a satisfying result. Grabbing a point in from the second most difficult Eliteserien visit is maybe Brann’s goal, so a draw is a likely outcome on Saturday.
Sarpsborg vs Brann: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Draw at 3.60 by Bet365
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 1-1 at the odds of 7.50 by Unibet.