Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Sarpsborg 08 made a very slow start to the season. Geir Bakke’s men are on a four-game losing run in the Eliteserien, but they gave fans some cheer on Wednesday evening as they outplayed Fredrikstad in the Norwegian Cup. Sarpsborg 08 are eager to escape the relegation zone, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s football game against Odd, who have been in a splendid form at the start of the season.
The Oddrane are eyeing their seventh consecutive win in all competitions and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the Sarpsborg Stadion clash. A man to watch in the away team will beTorgeir Boven, who has netted seven goals in the 2019 season to date. Taking everything into account, Odd are more of a team than Sarpsborg and we predict that the second-placed side will prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Fredrik Jensen):
Fredrik Jensen is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Belgian side Zulte Waregem as a midfielder. Jensen started his senior career at Odd and he made no less than 129 appearances for the Norwegian club (league) from 2012 to 2017. The 185-cm tall player then decided to take a step forward in his career and he joined Zulte Waregem in the summer of 2017.
Fredrik Jensen signed a four-year deal with the Belgian outfit and his contract should expire on June 30, 2021. Jensen’s main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Zulte Waregem footballer, whose preferred foot is right, has yet to make his debut for Norway at senior level.
Fredrik Jensen made his Zulte Waregem debut in a thrilling 5-0 win over Eupen, with the Norwegian midfielder coming as a substitute for Onur Kaya in the dying minutes of the match. Jensen was born in Skien, Norway on May 18, 1993.
Highlighted Team (Sarpsborg 08):
Sarpsborg 08 are a Norwegian side which won the domestic cup six times. In the 2018/2019 season Sarpsborg booked their place in the Europa League group stages, with the team facing the likes of Besiktas, Genk and Malmo in Group I. It has to be noted that they made it to the group stages of the competition by beating the likes of IBV, St. Gallen, Rijeka and Maccabi Tel Aviv in the qualifiers.
The club was founded in January, 2008 and they play their home games at Sarpsborg Stadion, which can hold 6,833 spectators. Sarpsborg 08 have yet to win the national championship, but they finished the 2017 season in third place in the standings, 10 points behind champions Rosenborg.
The Norwegian side play their home games in blue shirts with white stripes, whilst they wear green shirts with black stripes on the travels. Sarpsborg 98 played in Norwegian third tier at the start of the 21st century, but they quickly secured promotion to the elite division.