Viking vs Sogndal
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Viking Stadion.
Is there an end to Viking’s horrendous run of form? De Morkebla sits at the very foot of the Eliteserien standings after 15 rounds of the competition being as many as five points away from the penultimate-placed Tromso.
Sunday’s meeting with Sogndal could thus well be one of the last matches on the bench for the English manager Ian Burchnall who will be desperate to see his team grabbing a much-needed victory.
The hosts did show some signs of improvements in the last couple of weeks, but a rather tough schedule (fixtures with Haugesund and Molde) prevented them to get the reward for decent displays.
The main challenge for Burchnall remains to fix the obvious holes in the defense which should not be that tough of a task against Sogndal who far from being among the best attacking sides in the league.
The visitors notched no more than a single goal in last three Eliteserien outings, but it was still enough for the victory over Aalesund last weekend.
The win saw Eirik Bakke’s men climbing up to the 11th position in the league standings and they have a nice chance to make a further progress after the Matchday No 16 and the clash with the rock-bottomed Viking.
Viking vs Sogndal: Head to head
The hosts used to be super dominant in H2H encounters with Sogndal who clinched no more than three wins in 26 matches.
However, one of these wins came in mid-May this year when Gilbert Koomson completed a hat-trick in a 4-0 thumping of Viking at Fosshaugane Campus.
Viking vs Sogndal: Prediction
The bookies fancy Viking pricing them at 19/20 to win the match, but it is not hard to conclude that the value is absolutely with the visitors who are 17/20 to avoid a defeat.
Generally, we expect an intense and nervous game without too many goal scoring chances on both ends.
Viking vs Sogndal: Betting Tips
The main pick will be Sogndal or Draw double chance at the odds of 1.91 odds with Betway.
The second bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.90 with Bet365.