Haugesund vs Viking: Preview and Prediction

Haugesund vs Viking:
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Date: Saturday, 16 July 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK Time
Venue: Haugesund Stadion (Haugesund).

The Tippeligean will witness a top battle on Saturday afternoon when 6th placed FK Haugesund welcome the ‘Stavangers’ Viking FK at the Haugesund Stadion.

Haugesund who are in the 6th place in the league with a point below their visitors are hoping for a victory in this game to leap frog ahead of them and also move closer to the Uefa Europa League spot, a win in this game would keep them in the 4th place depending on the results else where, they come into this game from a 2-2 draw at Tromso last week and have lost just one of their last 6 games, won 3 and drawn 2.

The Stavangers were unfortunate last week as they lost 1-0 at home to Stromsgodset which pushed them down to 5th place, 3 points behind Stromsgodset in the 3rd place, they now have 2 loses in their last 6 games with 3 wins and a draw, a win in this game will tie them on same point as Stromsgodset in the 3rd place should the later lose their game. They hope to get back to winning ways in this game.

Haugesund vs Viking: Head-to-Head stats

Looking at their previous 24 games, the two teams have had a fair share of the wins, Haugesund have won 9 time and lost 10 times to Vikings whereas the remaining 5 games have ended in a statement.

At Haugesund Stadion, the home team have won 4 games, drawn 3 and lost 3, their last 4 games at Haugesund Stadion have been shared evenly, 1 win each for the teams and 2 draws.

Haugesund vs Viking: Predictions

The game is a hard one to predict and would surely be an entertaining one as the two teams have good qualities but different in comparison.

The Vikings seem to be conservative and goal lacking, they have scored 15 goals in their last 15 league games but they have a quality defense as they conceded 13 from the last 15 league games.

Meanwhile Haugesund’s case is a reverse, they are firing all cylinders upfront as they have scored 27 goals in 15 league games but they seem to have a loose end at the back, they conceded 21 goals in 15 league games.

The game could go either way but a draw is out of the blues.

Haugesund vs Viking: Tips

  1. Half time draw.
  2. HT score 0-0.
  3. Double chance (any side win).