Norway Eliteserien – Odd v Sarpsborg Preview (23/4/18)

Match Preview

Both teams head into this match on the back of a defeat so it will be interesting to see how each responds here. Sarpsborg have for the most part been playing well, although were second best against Brann at home, suffering a rare defeat in front of their own fans. They have failed to win either of their two away games so far this season, and last time out were lucky to draw at Haugesund. Odd have been competitive in all of their matches, but often come unstuck thanks to some poor second half performances. It's worth noting the scoreline at HT has been 0-0 in all five Odd matches so far this season.

I think this will be a tight game of football. Odd have problems creating and scoring goals and head into this match without a proper striker in their squad. With the exception of set pieces, I really have to wonder where goals will come from. Sarpsborg are the most likely to threaten, but sometimes they have the same problem converting chances. It’s probable they will set themselves up fairly well disciplined tonight too. I think two best worth considering are Under 1 first half goals, and under 2.25 goals for the outright match. But I’ve had a good round in the Eliteserien this week and will leave it alone. I would want a little more juice on this under line in order to strike.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None