Monday 28 May

Sarpsborg 08 vs Stabaek - Match Preview

28 May 2018 Ed Mackey NORWAY: Eliteserien
NORWAY: Eliteserien

Sarpsborg

  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W

vs

Kick-off
17:00 GMT
28 May 2018

Stabaek Fotball

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W

Kick-off
17:00 GMT 28 May 2018

On the back of the big European leagues finishing, there’s still plenty of action across the continent. The Eliteserien season is well underway and Sarpsborg 08 host Stabaek on Monday night hoping to move even further up the table.

STATS

  • After a 3rd place finish last season, Sarpsborg are slightly behind where they would like to be after 11 games as they currently sit 5th in the table. After a run of three games without a win, they’re back on the right track with three consecutive victories. Last time out, they won 1-0 away at Sandefjord thanks to a penalty just before half-time.
  • Stabaek finished 9th last term and they’re struggling to reach the same position this season as they are currently 12th. Stabaek have won just one of their last four and lost the other three, failing to score in any of the three losses. However, it was their last game that brought the win as they came from behind to beat Odd 2-1.
  • Sarpsborg will need to find a prolific goalscorer if they want to challenge at the top end of the table. Two of their players, Patrick Mortensen and Ronnie Schwartz, have both got three league goals.
  • Ohikhuaeme Omoijuanfo has five goals for Stabaek, making him their leading marksman this term.

HEAD TO HEAD

Sarpsborg and Stabaek have been hard to separate in their recent meetings. In the last five, both sides have won one with three draws. The last league meeting finished 2-2 as Stabaek scored a late equaliser away from home. In the last five fixtures, including friendlies, there have been over 2.5 goals.

SARPSBORG NEWS

A win would take Sarpsborg 4th in the table after the weekend’s other fixtures. They don’t have any injuries to worry about ahead of the match.

Latest matches: Sarpsborg

21.05.2018 Elit Sandefjord Fotball Sarpsborg 0:1 W
16.05.2018 Elit Sarpsborg IK Start 4:0 W
13.05.2018 Elit Stromsgodset Sarpsborg 1:2 W
10.05.2018 NM C Ham-Kam Sarpsborg 1:0 L
07.05.2018 Elit Sarpsborg Molde FK 2:2 D

STABAEK NEWS

An unlikely away victory for Stabaek would move them into 11th but it would take some performance. Like their opponents, injuries aren’t an issue with no one ruled out.

Latest matches: Stabaek Fotball

21.05.2018 Elit Stabaek Fotball Odds BK 2:1 W
16.05.2018 Elit Valerenga IF Stabaek Fotball 1:0 L
13.05.2018 Elit Stabaek Fotball Rosenborg BK 0:1 L
09.05.2018 NM C Mjondalen Stabaek Fotball 2:0 L
06.05.2018 Elit Kristiansund BK Stabaek Fotball 1:0 L

SUMMARY

Anything other than a Sarpsborg win seems unlikely with them playing in front of their fans with a superior squad. There’s often goals when these two sides meet so over 2.5 is worth a bet and both teams tend to score in the fixtures, Sarpsborg win and both teams to score is very realistic.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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