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The Eliteserien game at SR-Bank Arena on Sunday will see home side Viking FK prepare for the visit of opponents, Sandefjord.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Viking FK v Sandefjord - along with the latest match odds.
Viking FK will be wanting a better result here following the 3-2 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against Strømsgodset IF.
In that match, Viking FK had 58% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Viking FK was Veton Berisha (38', 71'). At the other end, Strømsgodset IF had 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Johan Hove (22'), Lars-Jørgen Salvesen (52') and Herman Stengel (57') scored for Strømsgodset IF.
Over their prior 6 games, Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim's Viking FK have celebrated scoring a combined total of 11 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.83.
Coming into this fixture, Viking FK are undefeated in their last 8 home league matches. A very good run at home.
Sandefjord will come into the match following a 0-1 Eliteserien win in the defeat of ODD Grenland in their last fixture.
In that match, Sandefjord managed 40% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Sandefjord was Keanin Ayer (16'). For their opponents, ODD Grenland had 26 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Sandefjord, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average goals scored per match in that spell is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Sandefjord coming out as 1.33.
Coming into this fixture, Sandefjord haven't beaten Viking FK in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings dating back to 07/05/2017 tells us that Viking FK have won 2 of these and Sandefjord 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 for De mørkeblå and 11 belonging to Guttane. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 21 on 02/10/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Viking FK 2-1 Sandefjord.
On that day, Viking FK managed 44% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Veton Berisha (49', 78').
At the other end, Sandefjord got 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Martin Kreuzriegler (57') was the scorer.
The referee was Kristoffer Hagenes.
Team News: Viking FK
The Viking FK boss Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash with a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Sandefjord
Thanks to a largely available group, there is just the sole fitness problem for the Sandefjord boss Hans Erik Ødegaard to be concerned about. Sander Moen Foss (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
In this match, Sandefjord will need to play some great football to put one past a Viking FK team who certainly have the ability to boss this game in attack, midfield and defence.
We’re tipping a commanding 3-0 margin for Viking FK by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: SR-Bank Arena (15,900)
Captain: Veton Berisha
Chairman: Stig H. Christiansen
Manager: Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim
Competitions: Eliteserien position 3
⭐ Star Player: Sebastian Sebulonsen
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Sebastian Sebulonsen was born in Norway. Having made his senior debut playing for Viking FK in the 2020 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Eliteserien 2022 campaign to date in 11 appearances.