Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 Norwegian League Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Eliteserien match between Rosenborg v Sarpsborg 08.

Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 Match Details:

League: Eliteserien

Venue: Lerkendal Stadium, Trondheim, Norway

Time: 25th June, 08.30 pm

Match Preview

Rosenborg

Rosenborg will be looking to climb over their opponents on Sunday and eventually up the table as they welcome Sarpsbor08 at the Lerkendal Stadium. The hosts currently sit mid-table at 9th with 13 points from 11 games. Despite having a great history in Norwegian football, Svein Maalen’s side have rather had an underwhelming campaign this time around – after securing Europa Conference League after securing third spot in the league last season. The Norwegian coach was under immense pressure after Rosenborg’s loss to third tier team Stjordals Blink in the cup game. Although, they followed this embarrassing defeat with a convincing 4-0 win over HamKam three days later, with goals by Aga, Nelson and a brace by Skarsem. However, they failed to make it back to back wins when they locked horns against Stabaek in a 2-2 draw. Rosenborg have now conceded 7 goals in their last 4 matches – and their inability to keep clean sheets off-late could hurt Maalen’s side and prove to be an obstacle in their pursuit for 3 successive home victories in the league.

Sarpsborg08

Sarpsborg on the other hand sit 7th in the table, 2 places above their opponents on Sunday – with 15 points, having played a game less too. Despite starting the season with a 2-0 loss at the hands of Bodo/Glimt, Stefan Billborn’s side went on a phenomenal 9 game unbeaten streak, amassing 6 wins and 3 draws in all competitions. This run was ended by Tromso earlier this month, after a 92nd minute Traore winner stole all 3 points from Sunday’s visitors. This result was followed by another away defeat at the hands of Viking a week later – making it back to back away losses for Billborn’s side. Although Sarpsborg have lost both their league matches in June, they won both their games in the Norwegian Cup of Football against Frigg and fellow Eliteserien outfit Odd. They are undefeated in the last 2 meetings with Rosenberg, with a late 94th minute own goal by Cornic giving Sunday’s visitors a 3-2 victory back in November last year. The Sarpsborg faithful will be hoping for a similar result this time around and strengthen their appeal for European football for only the second time in their club’s history.

Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 Prediction:

Rosenborg 1-1 Sarpsborg08


Key Stats of Rosenborg and Sarpsborg08:

Goals:

Rosenborg: M Bjorlo, C Holse, J Nelson, O Skarsem (2)

Sarpsborg 08: B Utvik (3), M Magaard, J Soltvedt (2)

Assists: 

Rosenborg: J Soltvedt (5), R Lundqvist (2), M Maigaard (1)

Sarpsborg 08: M Sarrafiore, M Gimenez (2), L Gomez (1)

Tackles:

Rosenborg: E Reitan (18), E Tagseth (14), M Henriksen (12)

Sarpsborg 08: L Barros (16), E Wichne (15), J Soltvedt (14)

Interceptions:

Rosenborg: M Henriksen (22), S Rogers (18), E Reitan (14)

Sarpsborg 08: V Torp (15), B Utvik (13), E Wichne (12)

Chances Created:

Rosenborg: E Reitan (12), E Tagseth (10), M Bjorlo (9)

Sarpsborg 08: J Soltvedt (26), R Lundqvist (18), S Tibbling (14)


Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 Lineups:

Rosenborg: Hansen; Rogers, Henriksen, Jenssen; Reitan, Skarsem, Bjorlo, Tagseth; Holse, Nelson, Aga

Sarpsborg 08: Kristiansen; Wichne, Kvile, Skipper, Soltvedt; Ngouali, Andersen; Bash, Maigaard, Yazbek; Torp

Unavailable Players:

Rosenborg: I Thorvaldsson, J Augustinsson, O Saeter

Sarpsborg 08: M Odegaard


Rosenborg vs Sarpsborg08 Fantasy Combination:

Gk: A Hensen

Def: J Soltvedt, E Wichne, U Jenssen

Mid: E Tagseth, M Maigaard, J Nelson (C), M Bjorlo

Fwd: C Holse, V Torp (vc), O Aga

Captaincy Picks:

J Nelson, V Torp, C Holse

Grand League Picks:

O Aga, J Soltvedt, M Maigaard