Viking vs Sandefjord: Match preview with stats and prediction
Viking hosts Sandefjord at the SR-Bank Arena in a game from the 10th round of the Norwegian Eliteserien. We hope you are ready for this fixture
Viking hosts Sandefjord at the SR-Bank Arena in a game from the 10th round of the Norwegian Eliteserien. We hope you are ready for this fixture and our free football betting tips.
How are Viking doing so far in the 2022 Eliteserien season? Pretty well, we can say. They are currently third in the standings with 21 points. This puts them just one point behind the second Molde and three points behind the leader Lillestrom. Because of this, Viking fans are now dreaming of another challenge in the European competitions. And why not win the title as well?
In 11 matches played so far, Viking has lost just twice. Their second defeat came just before the international break when they faced Stromsgodset away from home. The team’s top scorer Veton Berisha scored twice for Viking, but Stromsgodset scored one more in the end.
Veton Berisha remains one of the best strikers in Norway at the moment. In 2021 he scored 22 goals in the Eliteserien, and he already has 8 on his record. He’s leading the Eliteserien goalscoring charts. Berisha will be crucial for Viking when it comes to chasing the top of the league.
Just 21-years of age, Markus Solbakken is a player who could become an essential part of Viking’s team. The midfielder arrived at the club from Stabaek and is already making a positive impression with his performances. A player who went through all of Norway’s youth formations, Solbakken is a player who could become a crucial figure in the team’s dynamics. He’s undoubtedly one of the young players to watch in the Eliteserien this season.
Sandefjord is desperate for points as they are 13th in the Eliteserien after 8 matches played. They have lost five games so far, and that’s not the perfect stat. A few days after the international break, for Sandefjord, it’s an ideal time to improve and show everyone they can do better.
Before the break, they did exactly this by achieving a third win for the season. Sandefjord did it away from home, too! The team paid a visit to Odd in Skien and finished the game with a vital 1-0 win. Keanin Boya scored the only goal in the game after just 16 minutes of playing. For the 22-years old midfielder, it was a first goal since arriving in Norway. Last season he played for the Swedish side Varberg. It’d be interesting to see how he will develop in the Eliteserien.
The striker Alexander Ruud Tveter is one of Sandefjord’s hopes for better performance in 2022. So far, he has been clinical – four goals scored in four matches played in the league. If the 31-years old continues to play like this, he has the chance to make a memorable season. Just for comparison – in 2021, Tveter scored just 6 goals in 30 matches. You can see the difference in the way he performs so far.
Last season Sandefjord finished at 10th place in the Eliteserien. We can say they’d be happy to survive again and end their campaign in the Top 10. They are not among Norway’s biggest clubs, so they are taking it slowly.
That’s the free football betting tips for Sunday’s Eliteserien clash between Viking and Sandefjord. Needless to say, Viking are favourites here. They are the bigger club, and they are performing much better so far in the league. The hosts are aiming at the title right now, and they must win games like this one. But be careful with Sandefjord – they need points at the moment, making them a dangerous opponent. Sometimes these teams are more than capable of causing upsets!
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