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Tromsø IL head to SR-Bank Arena on Sunday for the Eliteserien fixture with home side Viking FK.
View all of the Viking FK v Tromsø IL predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Viking FK will be looking for another win after the 1-2 Eliteserien success over Hamarkameratene.
In that match, Viking FK managed 44% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Viking FK, the scorers were Kristoffer Løkberg (9') and Sander Svendsen (80'). At the other end, Hamarkameratene had 14 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Morten Bjørlo (8') was the scorer for Hamarkameratene.
Viking FK have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, but they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Viking FK have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also scoring in 6 of those games. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Coming into this clash, Viking FK are unbeaten in the league by Tromsø IL in their last 2 matches.
Tromsø IL will come into the meeting after a 3-2 Eliteserien win to defeat Bodo Glimt in their last game.
In that match, Tromsø IL managed 40% possession and 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Tromsø IL, the scorers were Lasse Nordås (13'), August Mikkelsen (38') and Eric Kitolano (55'). On the other side, Bodo Glimt got 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Nino Žugelj (85') and Lars-Jørgen Salvesen (89') scored for Bodo Glimt.
The stats don’t lie, and Tromsø IL have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. Defensively, Tromsø IL have been far from perfect.
Heading into this contest, Tromsø IL are without an away win for the past 11 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 29/10/2017 shows us that Viking FK have won 3 of them & Tromsø IL 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 from De mørkeblå and 6 for Gutan. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 7 on 22/05/2022 when the final score was Tromsø IL 1-1 Viking FK.
That day, Tromsø IL had 48% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Warren Kamanzi (93').
On the other side, Viking FK had 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Sebastian Sebulonsen (73') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Mohammad Usman Aslam.
Team News: Viking FK
The Viking FK manager Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
It seems likely that De mørkeblå may well use a 4-3-3 system this time, handing starts to Patrik Gunnarsson, Niklas Sandberg, Rolf Daniel Vikstøl, Viljar Vevatne, Sondre Bjørshol, Naatan Skyttä, Markus Solbakken, Kristoffer Løkberg, Kevin Kabran, Daniel Karlsbakk and Zlatko Tripic.
Team News: Tromsø IL
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Tromsø IL manager Gaute Helstrup doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
There’s a good chance that Gutan appear most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system, giving starts to Jakob Haugaard, Jostein Gundersen, Christophe Psyche, Anders Jenssen, Niklas Vesterlund, Sakarias Opsahl, Eric Kitolano, Ruben Jenssen, Lasse Nilsen, Lasse Nordas and Jasse Tuominen.
We’ve got the feeling that Tromsø IL could well find it tough to put one past this Viking FK side who we think will emerge victorious.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Viking FK when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be an interesting one.
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: Zlatko Tripić
Chairman: Stig H. Christiansen
Manager: Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim
Competitions: Eliteserien position 6, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Star Man: Zlatko Tripić
Normally taking up the Left Wing position, Zlatko Tripić was born in Rijeka, Croatia. Having made his senior debut playing for Molde FK in the 2011 season, the talented Forward has bagged 4 league goals in the Eliteserien 2022 season to date in a total of 13 appearances.