Stabaek vs Sarpsborg for the Norwegian Eliteserien championship match on Monday at the Nadderund Stadium.
Stabaek is on the edge of the relegation line, the team is “suspended” by a thread on the red line with an advantage of only a single point. Their main problem has sometimes been a lack of luck, which did not appear at certain critical moments.
In this game considering that they play at home, supporters expect a favourable result, especially since their opponent is a “teammate” in the relegation zone, which is ranked worse and has not yet achieved a single away win. It is noteworthy that only two points separate these two teams, and for this reason, this game is essential for both formations.
Stabaek played with Odd midweek, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat, ending a two-game not losing streak. For this Monday game, the coach does not have any problem with injuries or suspensions.
Sarpsborg face-to-face with Stabaek has won four of their last six games, so their players should aim to keep that record. The team is doing a very bad championship and is currently in the penultimate place in the overall standings.
Only two points separate them from Stabaek, so a victory for Sarpsborg is the key to changing positions with their opponents, but the team has not had good performances away from home, which can make things difficult.
In fact, one worrying factor is that Sarpsborg is without wins this season in the league away from home. Together with Stromsgodset, they are the only teams that haven’t win away in all competition.
Amin Askar, Jørgen Horn, Gaute Höberg Vetti and Bjørn Inge Utvik, will probably not play because of injuries.
The visitors have an excellent record against Stabaek, but at the moment the team is in poor form. The home team is also not exuberant, but because they play at home, I bet on them.