Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom: Preview and Prediction

Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom:
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Date: Sunday, 17 July 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion.

Sarpsborg 08 hopes to get back to winning ways as they prepare to host Lillestroem on Sunday evening for the weekend Tippeligean

Sarpsborg 3 game unbeaten run was put to halt by league leaders Rosenborg last week in a 5-2 defeat, pulling them down to 8 position with 22 points, their last six games have seen two defeats, 3 wins and a draw. At home Sarpsborg have a fair advantage, they are unbeaten in their last six home games having won three and drawn three, they have lost just once at home this season. They hope for a win in this one to move back to winning ways.

Meanwhile Lillestroem are having a downward slide in form, they are without a win in their last five games, they have lost four and drawn 1. On the road, their plight seems worse as they have won just one away game this season, they have lost three and drawn three. Winning this one may be a bit difficult but they will fight hard to get at least a draw in the game.

Key Facts

  • Sarpsborg have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 home games in the league.
  • Sarpsborg have won 3 of their last 4 home games in the league.
  • Lillestroem’s last 6 away games have seen at least 2 goals scored in the game.

Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom: Head-to-Head

  • Lillestroem have won 7 times in their previous 15 games while Sarpsborg have won 5 times.
  • Lillestroem have dominated their recent games, they have won their last 4 games against Sarpsborg.
  • Lillestroem have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 encounter with Sarpsborg
  • Sarpsborg have won just once at home against Lillestroem, they have lost 3 times at home.

Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom: Prediction

Sarpsborg have a good run of form compared to their visitors downward slide, they are considered slight favourite in this game but looking at the h2h comparison one may think otherwise. Sarpsborg have a hood home record this season, i think the game will drift towards their side.

I predict a win for the home team but i expect the two teams to have a share in the goal scoring.

Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom: Tips

  1. Both teams to score
  2. Sarpsborg win HT/FT
  3. Over 2.5 goals