Viking vs Haugesund
Date: Friday, 5 July 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Viking Stadion (Stavanger).
Viking succumbed to a disappointing 4-3 loss in their last clash against Bodo/Glimt and will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways this week when they take on the visitors Haugesund.
Despite the squad trailing by two goals in the opening thirty minutes in that game, they were able to find one of their own before the break and two more after the restart. The hosts enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in that match but failed miserably when it came to using it to their advantage. They also managed twelve attempts at goal, although only half of them were on target.
The away team will be coming into the game on the back of a defeat as well, having lost by a 3-1 scoreline to third-placed Odd at the end of the ninety minutes. The visitors finished the game with lesser time on the ball and managed just six attempts at goal.
They were also the more physical of the two sides, with the referee blowing his whistle against them eighteen times.
The hosts are currently sixth in the league with eighteen points and with a game in hand, while their foes are on ninth with sixteen points.
Viking vs Haugesund Head to head (h2h)
- Haugesund registered the win in four out of their last five head to head clashes.
- Their last encountered finished 2-1 in favor of Haugesund.
- Viking have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last five meetings.
- Three out of their last five ties have finished with over 2.5 goals on the scoresheet.
Viking vs Haugesund Prediction
Despite the visitors managing a better head to head record against the home side in recent times, the clash on Friday is likely to see the hosts walk away with the win at the end of ninety minutes.
The away side have lost just one out of their last three away games in the league, and have managed to score seven goals in the process while conceding just four. Two of those games also saw the visitors win by a goal difference of two or more goals.
The hosts, on the other hand, have one win in their last three home games with the other two ending in a draw and a loss.
Both the teams have not been shy in finding the back of the net in their previous fixtures, so we can certainly expect a high scoring clash between the two sides as well.
Viking vs Haugesund Betting tips
Full-time result – Viking @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).