Rosenborg vs Viking
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
The most successful club in Norway will be in action this Thursday as they host Viking. The home team had to settle for a 3rd place finish last season after four consecutive titles.
Rosenborg faced tougher opponents like Glimt and champions Molde in their opening fixtures which did not go well for them.
But they have regained confidence with the unbeaten run. However the latest fixture saw them lose away from home.
Viking has a completely difference story this year. They are currently on a two match winning run after losing half of their 10 games. This includes the win over Haugesund which was their first away victory of the season.
It has to be noted that the Stavanger based outfit tend to have a poor record against top teams, which will most likely continue against the former champs as well.
Rosenborg vs Viking: Head-to-head (h2h)
- “The Troll Children” has never lost a competitive fixture against Viking in over 15 years.
- They have won four of the last five head to head games across all venues.
- The majority of their meetings saw a final score with over 2.5 goals.
- Rosenborg is on a four-game winning streak at this ground against these visitors.
- Both sides found the back of the net in six of their last nine meetings at this venue.
Rosenborg vs Viking: Prediction
There is no doubt about the dominance of Rosenborg in this fixture. Especially at home they are tough nut to crack for the Viking, who previously won here back in 2005.
The dark blues will have to wait for another day to win here. Even though the home team is missing some of their players they have enough squad strength to pick up a win.
The home side has the best defence in the league. From the 10 matches they have given away only eight goals, but five of them came in home games.
The away side has already failed to find the target against tougher teams this season. They are more interested in leaking silly goals as they have conceded 18 times while scoring only 13. So I think we can see only one side getting in the score sheet on Thursday.
Rosenborg vs Viking: Betting Tips
Rosenborg to win @ 1.70 (7/10).
Both teams to score: No @ 2.20 (6/5).