Match date: 21 May 2017 | Sport: Football | Competition: Norway Football
Odds: 1.85 | Stake: 8/10 | Pick: Home win | Match result: 2-0 - Won
Norwegian Eliteserien Sarpsborg vs Valerenga Sarpsborg started this season very well. The team currently occupies 4th place equal on points with 3rd placed Brann. The team looks in form both at home and away. At home there is a slight decline though in recent weeks but the team faced serious oppositions. They lost to Rosenborg and drew against Tromso. Still with the previous results 3-1, 3-0 and 5-1 the team looks more than capable of taking their games at home. The previous round they took a victory over Lillestrom away with 1-2. The team started well and created some chances. In the 39th minute Early substitute Halvorsen fired a shot towards the goal which got deflected by the keeper. The ball went straight into the feet of Zachariassen who netted it home. The game proceeded to be balanced with probably a slight advantage for the visitors. After 76 minutes into play Patrick Mortensen reached the ball at the far post after a corner and tapped it home for 0-2. Lillestrom gained a consolidation goal right at the end but that was all they could salvage. Valerenga are looking good recently. The team has picked 13 points and is currently sitting on 7th place. They gradually improved in recent weeks. 2 minimal victories over Aalesund and Kristiansund and a draw 1-1 with Stabaek. The team has built up a small momentum and will be looking to carry it into this game. Still their away form doesn’t look so good with 3 defeats and 1 victory. Last round despite getting a victory the team didn’t play so well. Valerenga had some possessional and territorial advantage but failed to create enough chances. Kristiansund had some good chances but their problems up front were obvious and Valarenga survived. The team had just a single shot at goal and it granted them the victory after Ghayas Zahid found Robert Lundström on the right unmarked and the later put the ball into the back of the net for the final score of 1-0. Valerenga have a huge advantage over Sarpsborg in terms of direct games. Still I feel Sarsborg are currently the inform team. Valerenga despite their win struggled last game and playing away from home despite the small distance between the cities won’t be easy. My pick here is Sarpsborg win for 1.85 at Pinancle. Good Luck!