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The Eliteserien tie at SR-Bank Arena on Sunday will see home team Viking FK doing battle with Vålerenga.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Viking FK v Vålerenga can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Viking FK won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 4-2 Eliteserien losing effort in their last game against FK Haugesund.
In that match, Viking FK managed 54% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Viking FK was Veton Berisha (38', 95'). FK Haugesund had 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Kristoffer Velde (24', 60'), Ibrahima Wadji (64') and Alioune Ndour (91') scored for FK Haugesund.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Viking FK have shown defensive steel. In fact, De mørkeblå have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 13 goals along the way. However, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might be maintained here in this match.
Heading into this fixture, Viking FK have not beaten Vålerenga in their last 2 matches in the league.
Vålerenga go into this clash after a 3-1 Eliteserien win with the defeat of Sandefjord in their last fixture.
In that match, Vålerenga had 53% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Vålerenga, the goals were scored by Jonatan Tollås Nation (39'), Amor Layouni (61') and Aron Dønnum (70'). Sandefjord had 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Sander Foss (67') scored for Sandefjord.
The stats don’t lie, and Vålerenga have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals overall. Defensively, Enga have been far from perfect.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Vålerenga:
- haven't won against Viking FK when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten by Viking FK in away games against them for the last 6 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 away league matches. Travelling very well.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/04/2017 shows that Viking FK have won 1 of them & Vålerenga 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 29 on 10/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Viking FK 2-2 Vålerenga.
The match was refereed by Rohit Saggi.
Team News: Viking FK
Viking FK boss Bjarte Aarsheim will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this game with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Vålerenga
Vålerenga boss Dag-Eilev Fagermo has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Vidar Örn Kjartansson (Fractured Foot) and Odin Thiago Holm (Meniscal Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Vålerenga and Viking FK may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and there should be goals with a draw being quite a realistic outcome. That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 2-2 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
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: Viljar Vevatne
Chairman: Stig H. Christiansen
Manager: Bjarte Aarsheim
Competitions: Eliteserien position 6
🔑 Star Man: Zlatko Tripić
Normally taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Zlatko Tripić was born in Rijeka, Croatia. Having made his senior debut playing for Molde FK in the 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.