Sarpsborg vs Rosenborg BK
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 1st May 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion.
Sarpsborg 08 are one of the youngest clubs in Norwegian Eliteserien. They achieved their best position last season by finishing 6th in the overall standings, in only their fourth successive season in the top flight, and the fifth overall.
This time, Sarpsborg made a racing start after picking 4 wins from their five matches so far and are positioned second just behind Rosenborg by a 1 point deficit. They have already netted 14 goals, the highest by any team in the Eliteserien so far. Still it is early days to make a judgment, but the form is certainly with the team coached by Geir Bakke.
The defending Champions Rosenborg are the only unbeaten side in the league just after five matches into the 2017 season. They picked up 4 wins and 1 draw during the period.
Arguably, Rosenborg have the best squad in the league, but they were seen struggling to find fluidity in the past few weeks. Some of the problems lie in the lack of creativity in midfield which was evident in the goal-less draw at home against Aalesund. But they are the best defense in the league and conceded just once this season.
Sarpsborg vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head
Rosenborg are unbeaten in the 11 meetings against Sarpsborg, with 9 wins and 2 draws.
Both stalemates happened in their away trips to Sarpsborg Stadion, one in the most recent visit in October 2016.
Sarpsborg vs Rosenborg: Prediction
Sarpsborg are a team in form, but one cannot underestimate Rosenborg despite them not being in full fluidity. The visitors have some quality match winners, something which Sarpsborg lacks when it comes to big games. The bookmakers see this as a tough outing for the defending champions, which is why we find value in backing the visiting team for a straight win.
Sarpsborg vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
- FT Result – Rosenborg to win at 2.00 with Unibet.