After a traumatizing 4-0 loss to Lillestrom, Tromso will be aiming to bounce back when they take on Sarpsborg 08 on Friday evening at the Alfheim Stadium. This match is scheduled to start at 20:00GMT on Friday 5th July 2019.
Tromso are known to do better at home as compared to when they bare on the road. They are expected to raise the morale of their supporters were dismayed by their last week’s dismal football display. Earlier on, Tromso had enjoyed a 3 match winning streak. They are thus looking forward to returning to their winning ways. It is also worth noting that the hosts are eyeing their 3rd home win in a row.
Sarpsborg on the other hand ended in a 1-1 draw in their last league match against Valerenga while on the road. They have not won any match while playing away in the current 2019 season. We therefore can’t put so much hope on them to win this fixture.
Tromso worked hard in their last home league match to beat Rosenborg. Sarpsborg is not considered good travellers, as they are yet to win any away match this season. However, considering that Tromso is not the best of teams, we believe the travellers are going to give them a hard time on Friday. However, the hosts will eventually emerge victorious.
Tromso vs. Sarpsborg Head to Head
The two sides have historically faced each other 14 times. In the 14 meetings, Tromso won 5 direct matches while losing 6 times to Sarpsborg 08. 3 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two team’s 8 most recent meetings and how things turned out for each:
- Tromso 0-2 Sarpsborg
- Sarpsborg 2-3 Tromso
- Tromso 5-0 Sarpsborg
- Sarpsborg 1-1 Tromso
- Sarpsborg 2-2 Tromso
- Tromso 1-2 Sarpsborg
- Sarpsborg 1-0 Tromso
- Tromso 0-1 Sarpsborg
Tromso seems to have been spared the agony of any injury. Simo Valakari will have a wide array of players to choose from in the Friday fixture.
Sarpsborg has quite a handful of injuries which are likely to take a big toll on their performance. Among the injuries include Amir,Askar (undisclosed), Jorgen Horn (broken foot), Gate Hoberg Vetti (knee injury) and Bjorn Inge Utvik (hip injury).
Prediction and Odds
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Although the hosts succumbed to a 4-0 loss last weekend, they are quick to rise above their humiliation to give their fans something to smile about. The travellers’ unconvincing performance this season is unlikely to change this weekend as they are going to lose to the hosts. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Tromso to win
- Under 1.5 goals on fulltime