Odd vs Viking: Preview and Prediction

Odd vs Viking:
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Date: Sunday, 24 July 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 UK Time
Venue: Skagerak Arena (Skien).

Odds Ballklubb will host Vikings in the Norway Tippeligean on Sunday evening as the two teams hopes to get back to winning ways.

Odds good run of form in the Tippeligean was halted last week by Bodo/Glimit in a 2-1 away defeat. Espen Ruud scored the opener to give Odds the lead in 27′ minute, but Trond Olsen equalized 9′ minutes later, while Fitim Azemi scored the winning goal for Bodo.

Odds last week defeat widened their points from the table leaders, they are now 4 points below Rosenborg. Odds will be hoping for a home win in this game to get a chance of closing the gap to one point depending on results elsewhere.

Vikings will enter this game from a two-game losing streak, which includes a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Haugesund. Vikings are now in 6th position with 26 points, 6 points away from the Europa league spot. A win in this game will push them up to 5th position should Haugesund slip.

Form Comparison

  • Odds are in a great shape, they have lost just 3 games this season and won 3.
  • Odds have won 4 of their last 6 games and lost 1.
  • Odds are on a 4-game winning streak at home.
  • Odds score at least 2 goals in each of their last 4 home games.
  • Vikings have a fair form, they have lost 6 games this season and won 8.
  • Vikings have won 3 of their last 5 games and lost 2.
  • Vikings have the highest away win rate with 5 away wins and 15 points away.

Odd vs Viking: Head-to-Head stats

Vikings have had more wins than their opponent Odds in their previous 36 games together, vikings have won 16 games while Odds have won 13 games.

But recently Odds have dominated their recent games, Odds are unbeaten in their last 6 ties, they have won 3 and drawn 3.

Odd vs Viking: Tips

Odds are the favourite in this game considering their good form in the league, their good home form and their dominance in their recent head to head games. Also Odds are better than the opponents upfront, as they have scored 23 goals compared to the visitors 16. Defensively, Odds are still better compared to vikings, they have conceded 12 goals while vikings have conceded 17.

I predict a home win for Odds but i expect at least a goal from each sides.

Odd vs Viking: Tips

  1. Odds win.
  2. Both teams to score.
  3. Handicap Odds (-1).