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The Eliteserien game at Sarpsborg Stadion on Sunday sees home side Sarpsborg 08 taking on opponents Viking FK.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sarpsborg 08 v Viking FK can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Sarpsborg 08 will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-2 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against Start.
For Sarpsborg 08, the goalscorers were Anton Salétros (21') and Ole Jørgen Halvorsen (45'). Erlend Segberg (36', 47') and Kevin Kabran (88') scored for Start.
Over their preceding 6 fixtures, Mikael Stahre's Sarpsborg 08 have managed to score 8 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Going into this encounter, Sarpsborg 08 haven't won against Viking FK in their last 4 matches in the league.
Viking FK will come into the meeting following on from a 3-0 Eliteserien win over Rosenborg BK in their previous outing.
For Viking FK, goals were scored by Veton Berisha (9'), Yann-Erik de Lanlay (20') and Viljar Vevatne (42').
The numbers tell their own story, and Viking FK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. In defence, De mørkeblå have clearly had some problems. We will have to see if that trend will be sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, Viking FK:
- haven't won against Sarpsborg 08 when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/09/2016 shows that Sarpsborg 08 have won 2 of these and Viking FK 3, with the number of draws being 1.
In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 for Sarpsborg and 9 netted by De mørkeblå. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league match between the two was Eliteserien match day 10 on 26/07/2020 when it finished Viking FK 3-0 Sarpsborg 08.
The match was refereed by Sivert Amland.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Sarpsborg 08 boss Mikael Stahre has zero fitness concerns at all before this match with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Viking FK
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Viking FK manager Bjarne Bernsten has no fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
Our thinking is that Viking FK are capable enough to put one past this Sarpsborg 08 outfit, however that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 victory for Sarpsborg 08 when the full-time whistle blows. Hopefully this is a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sarpsborg Stadion (8,022)
Captain: Joachim Thomassen
Chairman: Hans Petter Arnesen
Manager: Mikael Stahre
Competitions: Eliteserien position 10
⭐ Star Man: Mustafa Abdellaoue
Generally playing in the Striker position, Mustafa Abdellaoue was born in Oslo, Norway. Having played his first senior match for Vålerenga in the 2009 season, the talented Forward has managed 6 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season to date in a total of 17 appearances.