Viking vs Valerenga
Date: Monday, 6 May 2019
Kick-Off 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: SR-Bank Arena (Stavanger).
Viking and Valerenga will close Matchday No 6 on Monday night when they are to come across each other at SR-Bank Arena.
The hosts returned to the elite tier of Norwegian football after two years and they got off to a superb start with three successive wins.
However, De Morkebla seem to have started to feel the strength of a higher division football as they lost last two league ties conceding six goals in total against Odd and Ranheim.
Will the head coach Bjarne Berntsen find the way to lift spirits inside his dressing room after a demolishing 5-2 defeat to struggling Ranheim last Sunday?
Bouncing back against the likes of Valerenga will be quite a big challenge for De Morkebla as the visitors were flying high lately.
Enga won three and drew one of past four games across competitions and they will head into this as form favourites.
Viking vs Valerenga: Head-to-head
Valerenga were slightly more successful in the history of this match-up (17 wins to Viking’s 15).
Engla won each of past three H2H clashes with De Morkebla, a streak which includes a demolishing 1-7 victory in their previous meeting in October 2017.
Viking vs Valerenga: Prediction
Valerenga will try and take advantage of the momentum to snatch an important away victory on Monday evening. They won two and drew one of past three league outings to rebound from a tough 4-1 defeat away at Molde in early-April.
Ronny Deila’s men improved their defensive displays lately as they shipped just two goals in past three league ties. Can they keep things quiet at the back against Viking who are capable of scoring against any side in the league on their day?
Taking everything written above into consideration, draw is the most likable of three outcomes. We are quite tempted to go with Valerenga not to lose at 1.45 as the main betting option.
Viking vs Valerenga: Bet Tips
Draw or Valerenga @ 1.45 (9/20)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.40 (2/5).