Viking vs Stabaek
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Viking Stadion (Stavanger).
The Dark Blues had a great season last time around. But the team that finished fifth in 2019 campaign is almost in the relegation zone currently. In fact, they are just a point above the red zone after losing more than half of their league matches. The main issue they are having now is their poor defense which has already given away 25 goals so far.
The visitors are 8th after getting four wins and losses each out of 13 games. They are more inclined to draw games than taking all three points. But the last two matches were disappointing for the team from Oslo. The Blue Ones have already conceded eighteen goals which are two more than what they scored until now.
Viking vs Stabaek: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The home team is on a six-match unbeaten run against this opposition.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in half of those six matches.
- The last time Stabaek won this fixture was back in May 2016.
- The Dark Blues have not lost to these visitors at this ground for over 19 years.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in the majority of their recent head to head games here.
- The visitors are on a four-match unbeaten run in the league.
- The home team has no wins in their three previous league games.
Viking vs Stabaek: Prediction
It is quite hard to pick out a clear winner based on their current form. The home side has been below par losing half of their home matches till now. The visitors are also coming into this game on the back two matches without a win. But in head to head history, the hosts have clear domination over this opposition. There is also a chance that this will end with both sides sharing points.
There was never a shortage of goals when these two came face to face. In five of their last six meetings at this venue, the score had more than 2.5 goals. A similar scoreline is visible in all four previous games of Viking. Three recent league games of the Blue Ones also had a high scoring end. Since both of them have a leaky defense, I am backing a high scoring game with goals from both teams.
Viking vs Stabaek: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).