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Viking FK will arrive at Marienlyst Stadion on Sunday for the Eliteserien meeting with home side Strømsgodset IF.
Our Strømsgodset IF v Viking FK tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Strømsgodset IF will be wanting a better result here after the 3-0 Eliteserien defeat last time out to Vålerenga.
In that game, Strømsgodset IF managed 39% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Vålerenga had 21 shots at goal with 6 on target. Viðar Örn Kjartansson (9'), Tobias Christensen (42') and Leonard Zuta (47') scored for Vålerenga.
Over their past six fixtures, Bjørn Ingebretsen's Strømsgodset IF have hit the target a total of 10 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.67.
A look at their previous results shows us that Strømsgodset IF:
- haven't lost in the league to Viking FK in their previous 2 games.
- haven't beaten Viking FK in their previous 5 matches in the league.
Viking FK come into this clash following on from a 2-1 Eliteserien win as they beat Sandefjord in their previous game.
In that game, Viking FK had 44% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Viking FK was Veton Berisha (49', 78'). On the other side, Sandefjord got 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Martin Kreuzriegler (57') was the scorer for Sandefjord.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Viking FK, at least three goals have gone in. The average number of goals per match in that time is 3.33, with the number of goals averaged by Viking FK being 1.83.
Pre-game facts show that Viking FK:
- haven't been beaten by Strømsgodset IF when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 01/10/2017 shows us that Strømsgodset IF have won 1 of these and Viking FK 2, with the tally of draws being 3.
13 goals were produced between them in these games, with 4 of them for Godset and 9 coming from De mørkeblå. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Eliteserien match day 12 on 10/07/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Viking FK 1-1 Strømsgodset IF.
That day, Viking FK had 58% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Zlatko Tripić (90').
On the other side, Strømsgodset IF had 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Ipalibo Jack (13') was the scorer.
The referee was Sigurd Kringstad.
Team News: Strømsgodset IF
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Strømsgodset IF gaffer Bjørn Ingebretsen to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Lars-Jörgen Salvesen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play. Ari Leifsson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Viking FK
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Viking FK manager Bjarte Aarsheim doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We feel that Viking FK and Strømsgodset IF should both be able to find the back of the net at least once here although it’s difficult at this stage to select a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility but, again, we don’t expect it to end goalless. We’re therefore seeing a high-scoring affair with a 2-2 at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Marienlyst Stadion (8,935)
Chairman: Elisabeth Lohk
Manager: Bjørn Ingebretsen
Competitions: Eliteserien position 8
🔑 Key Man: Fred Friday
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Fred Friday was born in Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Lillestrøm SK in the 2013 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season so far coming from a total of 21 appearances.