Viking vs Kristiansund
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 2 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Viking Stadion (Stavanger).
Viking has recorded three losses within their last five fixtures. Most of their troubles have come away from home, and their form at home is their strongest suit. It will be a little hard for Bjarne Berntsen to pick his team up from the 3-0 loss on the road against Rosenborg last time out.
Kristiansund is on a three-game unbeaten streak and has a 4 points lead over the host in the league table. However, having won only one of their 6 outings so far this season will reduce their chance in the encounter. They will visit after a 3-1 win at home over Sandefjord in the previous league clash.
In the previous year, these teams have met in two fixtures. At home, Viking had a 2-0 clean sheet win in the clash. Later in their visit, the Dark Blues lost in a 4-2 scoreline. However, the host hasn’t lost at home to Kristiansund until now.
Viking vs Kristiansund Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met five times since 2015, and Viking has 3 wins and a loss.
- Only one of their five overall fixtures has ended in a draw (2015 NM Cup).
- The host is unbeaten at home in their two clashes since 2017.
- Their previous encounter gave a 4-2 home win for Uglan in October 2019.
Viking vs Kristiansund Prediction
Viking has not lost to the Uglan at home in their h2h meetings until now. Their home ground advantage will come in handy for the game. But the visitor has 4 draws in their 5 winless tours in the campaign.
The double chance favoring the home team will probably be the best bet for the fixture. The Uglan has an upper hand in the overall league form, but the host’s ground advantage will be a problem for the guest.
Kristiansund has scored 21 goals overall, and only 8 of them were from their away games. The host has averaged 1.9 goals at home in the league. The tip for under 3.5 goals will probably fit perfectly for the game from the goals area.
Viking vs Kristiansund Betting tips
Double chance: Viking or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).