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Sarpsborg 08 arrive at SR-Bank Arena on Sunday for the Eliteserien tie with home side Viking FK.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Viking FK v Sarpsborg 08 match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Viking FK will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-2 Eliteserien success vs FK Haugesund.
For Viking FK, the goalscorers were Ylldren Ibrahimaj (30') and Zymer Bytyqi (80').
In their prior 6 fixtures, Bjarne Bernsten's Viking FK have scored 7 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Coming into this fixture, Viking FK have not been beaten in the league by Sarpsborg 08 in their last 3 matches.
Sarpsborg 08 head into the game after a 2-0 Eliteserien win over ODD Grenland in their most recent game.
For Sarpsborg 08, the scorers were Ismaila Coulibaly (61') and Mohamed Ofkir (87').
A sequence of accomplished performances from the Sarpsborg 08 defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 outings in total. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 8. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Going into this encounter, Sarpsborg 08 have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 20/03/2016, there has been little between the sides with Viking FK winning 2 of those games, Sarpsborg 08 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 for De mørkeblå and 8 coming from Sarpsborg. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 20 on 01/09/2019 and the score finished Sarpsborg 08 2-2 Viking FK.
The referee was Kai Erik Steen.
Team News: Viking FK
Viking FK boss Bjarne Bernsten has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
In our view, De mørkeblå could use a 4-3-3 system in the match, utilising Arild Østbø, Adrian Nilsen Pereira, Henrik Heggheim, Viljar Vevatne, Fredrik Torsteinbø, Johnny Furdal, Joe Bell, Kristoffer Løkberg, Ylldren Ibrahimaj, Veton Berisha and Zymer Bytyqi.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Sarpsborg 08 manager Mikael Stahre has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
There’s a good chance that Sarpsborg seem most likely to play in a 3-4-3 system, settling for David Nilsson, Bjørn Inge Utvik, Nicolai Næss, Magnar Ødegaard, Jonathan Lindseth, Ismaila Coulibaly, Anton Jönsson Salétros, Joachim Thomassen, Ole Jørgen Halvorsen, Jørgen Strand Larsen and Joachim Soltvedt.
We’re of the view that Sarpsborg 08 and Viking FK could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore seeing a very close game with a 1-1 score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: SR-Bank Arena (15,900)
Captain: Viljar Vevatne
Chairman: Thor Steinar Sandvik
Manager: Bjarne Bernsten
Competitions: Eliteserien position 12
⭐ Star Man: Veton Berisha
Usually playing in the Left Wing position, Veton Berisha was born in Egersund, Norway. After having played his first senior match for Viking FK in the 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has got 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.