Valerenga are on the 8th position on the table with 21 points from 16 matches.
They are in good form after the international break and have two victories and two draws on the previous four matches. Valerenga won against Honefoss and Lillestrom, while shared the points with Viking and Molde. The coach Kjetil Rekdal can count on almost all players, only Sidoine Oussou will be missing the match due to a knee injury.
Sarpsborg are in the relegation zone with only two points more than bottom placed Start. The situation is almost critical for them and the players are under big pressure. To be even worse, Sarpsborg are in awful form at the moment. They have suffered three loses in the last three rounds in Tippeligaen.
The coach Brian Christopher Deane is making big efforts for things to be changed, but he is also under pressure. The atmosphere in the squad is negative and the players’ confidence are low. To be even worse, the midfielder Asgeirsson left the team.
Valerenga have an excellent mutual record against Sarpsborg. They have six victories in the seven matches in all competitions. I think they will win again.