Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion.
Matchday 16 of Eliteserien is set for this weekend as Sarpsborg play host to title chasing Lillestrom where both these sides differ by 14 points and are separated by 8 places. These two teams will be seen clashing at Sarpsborg Stadion, this Sunday.
Lillestrom is at the 2nd spot on the standing with 33 points from 15 games. They won 10 times in the league while drew on 3 and lost on 2 other occasions. The visitors have the best defensive side in the league, conceding only 14 goals so far. They are also just 4 points away from overtaking Molde for the top spot.
The visitors will go into this clash following a 5-2 Conference League Qualifier win over SJK in their last game. They have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in total.
On the other side, Sarpsborg resides at the 11th position on the standing with 19 points from 15 games. They won 6 times in the league while having drawn once and lost on 8 other occasions. Their total goals to conceding ratio stands at 30:26 so far in the league which indicates that their defensive unit needs to be strengthened.
The hosts will be wanting a better result here after the 3-1 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Haugesund. Matches involving them have proved to be entertaining encounters lately with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum total of 13 goals have been scored by them.
Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their last 5 h2h games saw Lillestrom with 3 wins while Sarpsborg won once.
- At least 2 goals were seen in 4 of their last 5 h2hs.
- Their last league meeting saw Lillestrom winning by 1-nil.
Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom Prediction
Lillestrom has enjoyed playing away from home recently, with the side currently winning their last 3 home matches in a row. They lost just once from their last 12 home games. The side have also participated in some high-scoring meetings, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last 5 away matches in Eliteserien.
Meanwhile, there has been 3 straight losses in HT/FT in Eliteserien for Sarpsborg. They even lost 4 of their last 6 home games.
We therefore feel that an away win or draw is likely to occur this weekend.
Sarpsborg vs Lillestrom tips
Lillestrom to win or draw @ 1.58 odds.
Lillestrom to win @ 2.70 odds.