Sarpsborg vs Haugesund
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion.
Sarpsborg returned to the winning ways last weekend by beating the fourth-placed Brann in a super important fixture of the 17th round of Eliteserien.
Geir Bakke’s men will be hoping to make it two wins on the bounce this Sunday when they host Haugesund in one of the most interesting clashes of the Matchday No 18 in the top flight of the Norwegian football.
The Dane striker Patrick Mortensen is again on fire as he bagged a goal in each of the team’s last two fixtures.
Especially important was clearly the one that made the difference against Brann in the last round’s derby.
Mortensen has thus taken his league tally to eight goals and helped Sarpsborg 08 climb up to the second position with an only five-point deficit to Rosenborg at the very top.
However, snatching the win against Haugesund will be quite a task for the home team since the visitors have been enjoying a hot run of form recently.
The Arabs have been undefeated in 11 consecutive outings in all competitions, but the streak came to an end on Thursday evening hen Lech Poznan managed to beat them 2-0 to end Haugesund’s Europa League adventures for this season.
Sarpsborg vs Haugesund: Head to head
Sarpsborg lead the tie by a single win, but three of the last four head to head meetings between the two sides ended without a winner.
Moreover, each of the last four H2H encounters between the two teams offered less than three goals scored as the sides shared spoils by playing a goalless draw in late May this year.
Sarpsborg vs Haugesund: Prediction
The draw somehow seems to be the most logical of the betting options here following both teams’ impressive form in the recent days as well as the fact Sarpsborg played three subsequent draws before the mentioned with over Brann last Sunday.
Sarpsborg vs Haugesund: Bet Tips
The first bet is the draw at 13/5.
The alternative pick is Patrick Mortensen to score anytime at 11/8.