Lillestrom vs Viking
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Åråsen Stadion (Lillestrøm).
Viking has a game in hand, and they are already in a comfortable position in the mid-table. Still, the third spot in league standings is just three points away, a win in this fixture could propel them higher to the top-most tier.
Their objective met a roadblock in the last league game though, as they were undone by the toppers, and quite mercilessly at it. On the road, Viking had to concede five goals, in return for just one.
Lillestrom, meanwhile, put an end to their short winless run with an emphatic win over Valerenga, from the top of the table. Despite being on the road, the team scored three unanswered goals to take the three points on offer.
The scoreline could have been even more embarrassing for the hosts, had Lillestrom taken proper advantage of their extra man.
Lillestrom vs Viking Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four matches had goals from both teams.
- The last Viking won was in 2016.
- 11 of the last 14 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Seven of the last twelve meetings at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
Lillestrom vs Viking Prediction
Lillestrom is quite high on confidence after their road win over a top-tier opponent, while Viking is shattered with a huge 5-1 loss against Molde. Also, the home advantage will be effectively used against this opponent, who seems to have difficulty in performing at this venue.
11 of the last 14 h2h wins at this venue went to the hosts, and since 2000, only thrice have Lillestrom lost an h2h encounter at home. At one point, they even had an eight-game winning streak against Viking, in front of the home crowd.
Going on, Lillestrom won their last three games in a row and scored three or more goals in two of them. On another note, it’s been three years since Viking scripted an h2h win. As things stand, expect the hosts to come out on top.
But do take into account that Lille conceded three goals in their last home tie, and failed to keep a clean sheet in eight of their last ten such fixtures, while Viking managed four or more goals in their last two away games.
It’s building up to be a match with goals at either end.
Lillestrom vs Viking Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Lillestrom @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).