Norway Eliteserien – Viking v Mjøndalen Preview (24/6/20)

Match Preview

Viking have had a poor start losing to both Bodø/Glimt and Brann. They’ve conceded seven goals in two games which is obviously a major concern. I wouldn’t get too down on Viking just yet though. Both of those aforementioned opposition are currently a formidable challenge and on paper this home match vs MIF appears their softest fixture. Viking just don’t look right though and I do wonder how many changes the coach will make here. You almost feel like he needs to freshen things up both physically but also from a form point of view. I am expecting wholesale changes so the starting XI is going to be really tricky to forecast.

Viking won this fixture 4-1 last season but I suspect Mjøndalen will be better equipped this time. They have started the campaign with two consecutive clean sheets and will probably be difficult to penetrate here. Manager Vegard Hansen gets the absolute most out of his team and they are experts and stuff like game management and set pieces. Under 2.75 could be a decent bet but this is a hard match to predict so I’m going to leave it alone. Surely Viking can get at least something from this one but I wouldn’t be backing them at and odds-on 1.95 price based on what I’ve seen so far.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None