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Viking FK make the trip to Lerkendal Stadion on Thursday for the Eliteserien game with hosts Rosenborg BK.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Rosenborg BK v Viking FK are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Rosenborg BK will be wanting a better result here following a 1-0 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against FK Haugesund.
Niklas Sandberg (9') scored for FK Haugesund.
Their more recent scorelines show that much solidity has been shown by the Rosenborg BK rearguard. Troillongan have kept it tight, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 games standing at 3.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Rosenborg BK:
- have not lost a league tie with Viking FK in their last 26 games. It's quite some record.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Viking FK will go into this game following on from a 3-0 Eliteserien win against Sarpsborg 08 in their previous match.
For Viking FK, the goals were scored by Kristoffer Løkberg (3') and Adrian Pereira (36', 46').
In the course of their six latest matches, Bjarne Bernsten's Viking FK have managed to stick the ball in the net 9 times - yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Coming into this contest, Viking FK haven't beaten Rosenborg BK when they have played them away from home in the previous 13 league games. Imagine their relief when they finally get an away win.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results stretching back to 24/04/2016 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Viking FK. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas Rosenborg BK have just been too good for them, winning in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 16 for Troillongan and 3 coming from De mørkeblå. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 29 on 24/11/2019 when it ended Viking FK 2-2 Rosenborg BK.
The referee was Tore Hansen.
Team News: Rosenborg BK
Samuel Adegbenro (Unknown Injury), Andreas Helmersen (Meniscal Injury) and André Hansen (Groin Injury) won’t be playing for Rosenborg boss Eirik Horneland. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Dino Islamovic and Kristoffer Zachariassen.
In our view, Troillongan should use a 4-3-3 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Julian Faye Lund, Anders Trondsen, Tore Reginiussen, Gustav Valsvik, Erlend Dahl Reitan, Pål Andre Helland, Anders Konradsen, Gjermund Åsen, Filip Brattbakk, Torgeir Børven and Emil Konradsen Ceide.
Team News: Viking FK
Due to a fully injury-free group to choose from, Viking FK boss Bjarne Bernsten does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
It’s our belief that De mørkeblå appear most likely to utilise a 4-3-3 formation, giving starts to Arild Østbø, Fredrik Torsteinbø, Viljar Vevatne, Axel Óskar Andrésson, Adrian Nilsen Pereira, Johnny Furdal, Joe Bell, Kristoffer Løkberg, Zymer Bytyqi, Veton Berisha and Ylldren Ibrahimaj.
We believe that Viking FK will manage to find the back of the net against this Rosenborg BK outfit, but that may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a 2-1 winning margin for Rosenborg BK by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Hopefully this is a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lerkendal Stadion (21,421)
Captain: Tore Reginiussen
Chairman: Ivar Koteng
Manager: Eirik Horneland
Competitions: Eliteserien position 4, Champ Lge Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Kristoffer Zachariassen
Normally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Kristoffer Zachariassen was born in Sotra, Norway. After having made a senior debut playing for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season to date from a total of 9 appearances.