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Viking FK will be the visitors at Nadderud Stadion on Saturday for the Eliteserien game with hosts Stabæk.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Stabæk v Viking FK can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Stabæk will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-1 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against Vålerenga.
In that match, Stabæk managed 47% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stabæk was Mathis Bolly (92'). On the other side, Vålerenga had 20 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Amor Layouni (14') and Tobias Christensen (54', 59') scored for Vålerenga.
Stabæk have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Stabæk have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Leading up to this clash, Stabæk:
- have not lost a league tie with Viking FK in their last 4 matches.
- are winless against Viking FK in their previous 8 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Viking FK will go into this clash following on from a 2-1 Eliteserien win with the eclipse of Rosenborg BK in their last outing.
In that match, Viking FK had 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Viking FK, the scorers were Joe Bell (54') and Zlatko Tripić (64'). On the other side, Rosenborg BK had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Olaus Skarsem (45') was the scorer for Rosenborg BK.
Viking FK have been a threat going forward of late, scoring 12 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Viking FK have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same games. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if that pattern shall be sustained in this game or not.
Their past results show that Viking FK:
- have left without a victory over Stabæk in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten by Stabæk when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 26/11/2017 shows us that Stabæk have won 0 of these games and Viking FK 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 4.
A combined sum of 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 for De Blaa and 12 created by De mørkeblå. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 10 on 30/06/2021 when it ended Viking FK 3-3 Stabæk.
In that game, Viking FK had 59% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Veton Berisha (30', 48') and Yann-Erik de Lanlay (83').
For their opponents, Stabæk got 8 shots on goal with 5 on target. Antonio Nusa (26', 67') and Herman Geelmuyden (61') scored.
The referee was Marius Grøtta.
Team News: Stabæk
Victor Wernersson (Collarbone fracture) and Olav Lilleören Veum (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing for Stabæk boss Eirik Kjønø.
Team News: Viking FK
With a fully healthy group to pick from, the Viking FK manager Bjarte Aarsheim has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We envisage that Stabæk have the firepower to breach the defence of this Viking FK lineup, although just one goal may not quite prevent defeat.
We therefore reckon that it will be a narrow 1-2 advantage for Viking FK after 90 minutes. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nadderud Stadion (4,938)
Captain: Yaw Amankwah
Chairman: Espen Moe
Manager: Eirik Kjønø
Competitions: Eliteserien position 15
🔑 Key Man: Oliver Edvardsen
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Oliver Edvardsen was born in Norway. Having made his senior debut playing for Stabæk in the 2019 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season to date in a total of 16 appearances.