Valerenga vs Sarpsborg
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Intility Arena (Oslo).
Sarpsborg put an end to their four-match losing run with a win the last day. And it was done in style as well. On the other side, they had the second-placed Odd, who was on a four-game winning streak, but they were not afforded a reasonable chance at all to get a shot at the three points.
The underdogs were at home, and they took an early lead in the first half itself. Odd did try to neutralize the scoreline, but at the beginning of the latter half, the hosts struck once again and held it till the end.
Valerenga too has a similar story to share. Their unbeaten streak was broken by a loss against Lillestrom, and it was followed by another defeat against Rosenborg. Both fixtures saw the team losing by the same 3-0 margin, and it has opened some serious questions about their defensive capabilities.
Valerenga vs Sarpsborg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sarpsborg recorded the last five wins in a row.
- The last time these two met, Valerenga lost 4-0.
- The last six fixtures saw Valerenga conceding just a single goal in total.
- Two of the last three match-ups saw the visitors scoring two or more goals at this venue.
Valerenga vs Sarpsborg Prediction
Both teams are going through losses, and it would be hard to choose between these two based on their last tie alone. Whereas h2h ties show that Sarpsborg has had authority over the other for quite some time.
They recorded the last five such wins in a row and scored two or more goals in all five, and three or more in the last three. Also, impressively, they have conceded just a single goal from their last six clashes against this opponent.
At this venue, Valerenga let in two or more goals in two of the last three, while the visitors kept clean sheets in their last two attempts. As such, we should count on the guests to avoid a loss at any cost.
But do understand that Valerenga has the home advantage, and they were unbeaten in five of their last seven games, and in 12 of their last 13 at home. They also found the back of the net in 20 of their last 23 fixtures, and in 16 of their last 18 in front of their home crowd.
Expect goals at either end of the pitch this Sunday.
Valerenga vs Sarpsborg Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sarpsborg or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).