Valerenga vs Sandefjord
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Intility Arena (Oslo).
The Bohemians have been doing well at the start of this new season. When most of the best sides last season are trying to get into the top five, the hosts are currently fifth in the table. But they are still a long way away from the top. Also, with the league being closely contested they could fall as fast as they rose to the top with some defeats.
The newbie has prevented them from falling into the relegation battle eerily in the campaign. But they are just three points away from Viking who is on top of the red zone. They are coming into this match after the clashes against the topers Bodo/Glimt. At home, they fought well but fell a goal short as Glimt won that game 1-2.
Valerenga vs Sandefjord: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have two wins in their last five competitive meetings.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five games across different venues.
- In their last five head to head games at this ground, both of them has two wins.
- Both sides found the back of the net in three of those games.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in all four of those clashes as well.
- The home team is unbeaten at this ground so far.
Valerenga vs Sandefjord: Prediction
The Bohemians have never lost any of their six previous home games. Even though they are coming into this game from the defeat to Start, the home advantage will be crucial in this tie. On the other side, the away team has only two wins in matches on the road. The recent win against Stromsgodset came after five consecutive defeats. So we can expect a comfortable home win for Valerenga this weekend.
Both sides found the back of the net in both latest head to head matches. Judging by the way Sandefjord scored in their previous away game, they would get chances in this one too. Both sides scored in their four back to back away games this season. So I am backing a win for the hosts with goals at both ends of the field.
Valerenga vs Sandefjord: Betting Tips
Valerenga to win @ 1.70 (7/10).
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).