Bodo/Glimt vs. Sarpsborg Prediction, Tips & Odds – July 9, 2022 16:00 CET
Current Norwegian League champion Bodo/Glimt is already 11 points behind first-placed Lillestrom and they need to beat Sarpsborg to keep pace with the leaders.
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In the last three years, Bodo/Glimt has become a real hit. First in Norway, and then in Europe. In 2020, they won the first title in the club’s history, and they repeated that result last year. In addition, they achieved one of the best results for Norway in Europe in the 21st century. They reached the Conference League quarterfinals where they were eliminated by Roma.
They played against that same Roma in the group stage as well, but then they won 6:1 at home. It was one of the biggest wins for Bodo/Glimt ever, while for the legendary Jose Mourinho it was one of the hardest defeats in his career. Roma took revenge on Bodo/Glimt in the quarterfinals, but that 6:1 score remains recorded for all time.
However, the fairy tale of this club could stop at the end of this season. They are currently in modest sixth place in the Norwegian League and they have 11 points less than leader Lillestrom. There is enough time for Bodo/Glimt to catch them, but they will have to start playing in last season’s form already from this round against Sarpsborg.
Since first entering the Norwegian League 10 years ago, Sarpsborg has positioned itself as a stable participant in this competition. They usually end the season in the middle of the table and they never feared relegation. In 2017, they even finished in third place, which brought them the first appearance in Europe in the club’s history. In the Europa League qualifiers, they eliminated St. Gallen, Rijeka, and Maccabi Tel Aviv, but they finished last in the group with Besiktas, Genk, and Malmo.
This season, Sarpsborg is playing very well. After 12 rounds, they have the same number of points as Bodo/Glimt and they will surely fight for a place in Europe until the very end. Danish attacking midfielder Mikkel Maigaard is having the best season of his career and he is the real engine of this team.
In the last four rounds, Sarpsborg scored as many as 16 goals and they won three games in that period. They are in great form, they have a lot of confidence and they hope they can threaten the reigning Norwegian champions this weekend.
Skott på høyre sko, mål på høyre strømpe, assist på den venstre. For en vakker kæll du er, matchvinner Junior 🤩 pic.twitter.com/925RcWJPsc— Sarpsborg 08 (@Sarpsborg08) July 3, 2022
In the last 10 matches between these two clubs, Bodo/Glimt won six times, and four times it was a draw. This is the first time they will play against each other this season.
Bodo/Glimt have played six games at home in the Norwegian League this season and have only two wins and four draws. Sarpsborg played five road games and achieved three wins and two losses.
All players are available for Bodo/Glimt. Goalkeeper Simen Nilsen won’t play for Sarpsborg due to a red card in the last game.
Bodo/Glimt vs. Sarpsborg Prediction
As back-to-back Norwegian League champions and the best team in the country, Bodo/Glimt has no time to wait. They need to start winning in a row to get back into the race for the championship and this match is a great opportunity to do so.
Date and Time: 09.07.2022 16:00 CET
Pick: Bodo/Glimt -1