Rosenborg and Sogndal Meet for the Second Time in One MonthPublished July 15, 2017 by Florin P
Rosenborg brings impressive head to head record and best starting 11 for the match against Sogndal (2:30 p.m UK Time).
Rosenborg is on track to winning another championship in the Norwegian first division. They have closes the gap separating them from Brann and in the wake of the recent victories, overtook the temporary leaders. They need to maintain the tempo and consolidate their position at the top, something that can be done over the weekend. A victory over Sogndal on the road would do exactly that and given the head to head record, the visitors are entitled to be optimistic.
Just One Defeat in 25 Games
Rosenborg is not the team to defend when playing on the road, especially when it travels to one of its favorite opponents. In 25 games played against Sogndal they lost just once and prevailed on 18 occasions, including six victories on the road. Furthermore, the teams have played less than a month ago and it was Rosenborg that secured a 3-0 victory.
The slow start of the season was the result of their strikers being unable to score often enough. The visitors don’t have a top scorer among the most prolific strikers, but several players have contributed. Their best asset is the defense, which limited opponents to just 12 goals this season.
Crushing Pressure for Sogndal Players
Sogndal has home pitch advantage, but this is the only edge it has over the visitors. The head to head record is crushing and the recent match proved beyond any doubt that they are way behind Rosenborg. In the wake of that result, the team is expected to field a single striker and strengthen the backline by adding an additional player.
With a 4-5-1 starting formation and just Koomson up from, they are unlikely to exercise any serious pressure. Home pitch advantage will mean less in this confrontation, so punters should comfortably bet on the visitors at odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 Sports.