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The Eliteserien game at Skagerak Arena on Saturday will see home team ODD Grenland welcoming opponents Viking FK.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for ODD Grenland v Viking FK are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
ODD Grenland will be hoping for a better result following a 5-0 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Molde FK.
In that match, ODD Grenland had 47% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Molde FK got 15 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Kristoffer Haugen (10'), Sheriff Sinyan (18'), Ohi Omoijuanfo (30', 62') and Magnus Grødem (57') scored for Molde FK.
Matches involving ODD Grenland have tended to be engaging ones of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, the sum of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of them accredited to Oddrane. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their prior results show that ODD Grenland:
- haven't lost in the league to Viking FK in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Last time out, Viking FK drew 1-1 in the Eliteserien match with Strømsgodset IF.
In that game, Viking FK managed 58% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Viking FK was Zlatko Tripić (90'). At the other end, Strømsgodset IF got 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Ipalibo Jack (13') scored for Strømsgodset IF.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Viking FK, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per match in that spell is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Viking FK standing at 2.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Viking FK:
- are winless against ODD Grenland when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 23/04/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with ODD Grenland winning 3 of those games, Viking FK 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 for Oddrane and 8 being from De mørkeblå. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league match between the two was Eliteserien match day 21 on 04/11/2020 when the final score was ODD Grenland 3-0 Viking FK.
The referee was Sigurd Kringstad.
Team News: ODD Grenland
ODD Grenland boss Jan Nornes has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this match with a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Viking FK
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Viking FK boss Bjarte Aarsheim does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
In this match, Viking FK will have a difficult task to be putting goals past a ODD Grenland outfit who seem set to control most aspects of this game.
Our tip is for a 3-0 win for ODD Grenland after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Skagerak Arena (11,767)
Captain: Steffen Hagen
Chairman: Trond Haukvik
Manager: Jan Nornes
Competitions: Eliteserien position 8
🔑 Star Player: Mushaga Bakenga
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Mushaga Bakenga was born in Trondheim, Norway. Having played his first senior match for Rosenborg BK in the 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has got 9 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season to date in 10 appearances.