Stabaek vs Sarpsborg 08
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Nadderud Stadion, Bekkestua.
Sarpsborg 08 managed to annul the one-goal deficit to see off Swiss St. Gallen in the second qualifying round of Europa League thanks to Patrick Mortensen whose goal helped them advance of an away goal rule (2-2 on aggregate).
They’ll now take on Croatian side Rijeka in the third round on Thursday, but before this match, Sarpsborg have to travel to Bekkestua to tackle Stabaek at Nadderud Stadion as Eliteserien returns to action after a summer interval.
The hosts will be hoping to take advantage of Sarpsborg’s dense schedule to pick up golden points in the relegation battle.
They barely saved the elite class status last year and they will have a mountain to climb in order to match such accomplishment this time about.
Henning Berg’s men are level on points with the likes of Lillestrom and Start right on the brink of the danger area coming into this 17th round tie.
Stabaek vs Sarpsborg 08: Head-to-head
We could be in for goals on Sunday at Nadderud Stadion judging by the most recent history of head to head affairs between these two outfits.
Each of last six head to head games offered three or more goals, last two the total of 11.
Sarpsborg lead the H2H tie by two wins, but they only clinched a single victory in five visits to Bekkestua so far.
Stabaek vs Sarpsborg 08: Prediction
Geir Bakke’s side will definitely come into the game higher on confidence after reaching the third qualifying round of Europa League.
Moving forward, they dispatched top-half rivals Ranheim 4-1 in the last league game before the break. Stabaek’s defensive line has been anything but reliable throughout the entire season as the hosts boast the third weakest defensive record in the league at the moment.
We thus have to notice the value in backing Bakke’s men to make it two league wins on the bounce and clinch the three-pointer away at Nadderud Stadion at the massive 2.90 odds. Sarpsborg are also worth backing to score two or more goals here at the odds of 2.40.
Stabaek vs Sarpsborg 08: Bet Tips
Sarpsborg 08 to win @ 2.90
Sarpsborg 08 Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40.