Just two points and two places separate Stabaek in thirteenth and their guests Sarpsborg who sit in the relegation zone, but a victory for the visitors could see the pair swap places on Monday night. The visitors haven’t won any of their last four matches but do have a good recent record against Stabaek and will be hoping that continues.
Stabaek made the trip to high flying Odd in midweek where they went behind to a tenth-minute effort from Broven but responded well and were back on level terms within three minutes thanks to an effort from Braaten. The visitors didn’t see as much of the ball in the second half and were hanging on until giving away at a seventy-fifth-minute penalty which Borven converted to see Odd claim a 2-1 win. Sarpsborg didn’t offer a great deal during their trip to Tromso last week and went in at the break a goal down. The visitors needed to score the next goal to remain in the match but, instead, Tromso doubled their lead which ended any hopes of a comeback for Sarpsborg.
The recent head to head record between these two teams and both club’s performances over the last month or so suggests that Sarpsborg will win on Monday and that we are likely to see over 2.5 goals and both teams score. Sarpsborg have won four of their last six matches against Stabaek, both teams scored and over 2.5 goals were produced in five of the pairs last six encounters, and Sarpsborg won on their last trip to Stabaek 3-1 in August 2018. Stabaek haven’t won any of their last three home games and both teams scored and over 2.5 goals were produced in three of the host’s last six matches, which is why we’re backing a 2-1 win for Sarpsborg on Monday.
Boli leads the way for Stabaek this season with five league goals, while Larsen has netted four Eliteserien goals for Sarpsborg. We’re confident that Sarpsborg will win and have predicted a final scoreline of 2-1 for Monday’s match. The visitors might not be the form favourites, but Sarpsborg have an excellent recent record against Stabaek and there hasn’t been much between the teams so far this season.
These two clubs have clashed seventeen times, and with 7 wins, 6 draws, and 4 defeats it is Sarpsborg that lead the head to head record.
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