The Eliteserien match at SR-Bank Arena on Sunday sees hosts Viking FK welcome opponents Aalesunds FK.
All Viking FK v Aalesunds FK match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Viking FK will be wanting a better result here following the 0-2 Europa League Qualifiers losing effort in their last game against Aberdeen.
Fixtures involving Viking FK have usually been engaging encounters of late with high scoring anticipated. Over their past six clashes alone, a grand total of 27 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 15 of them belonging to De mørkeblå. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, of course.
Their past results show that Viking FK:
- have not been beaten in the league by Aalesunds FK in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Sarpsborg 08 in Eliteserien action, Aalesunds FK and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Tobias Heintz (48') scored for Sarpsborg 08.
Looking at their form, and Aalesunds FK have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 14 goals overall. At the back, Tangotrøyene have not been doing too well.
Their past results show that Aalesunds FK:
- haven't been defeated by Viking FK when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 21/10/2016 shows that Viking FK have won 1 of them & Aalesunds FK 3, with the number of drawn results being 2.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from De mørkeblå and 11 being from Tangotrøyene. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 13 on 09/08/2020 when it ended Aalesunds FK 2-2 Viking FK.
The referee was Tommy Skjerven.
Team News: Viking FK
Viking FK manager Bjarne Bernsten has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Aalesunds FK
Aalesunds boss Lars Nilsen has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Stale Saethre (Ankle Fracture) and Torbjörn Agdestein (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
We believe that Aalesunds FK have it within them to get a goal against this Viking FK side, but that possibly won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Viking FK at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: SR-Bank Arena (15,900)
Captain: Viljar Vevatne
Chairman: Thor Steinar Sandvik
Manager: Bjarne Bernsten
Competitions: Eliteserien position 8, Europa League Qual. (Second Round)
⭐ Star Player: Ylldren Ibrahimaj
Customarily used in the Striker position, Ylldren Ibrahimaj was born in Arendal, Norway. Having played his first senior match for Viking FK in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 4 league goals in the Eliteserien 2020 season to date from a total of 17 appearances.