Norway Eliteserien – Viking v Stabaek Preview (16/8/20)

Match Preview

Viking continue to have a below par season. They are situated in 13th position, only just above the relegation zone. It feels like Viking have picked up the minimum amount of points that was physically possible. They’ve conceded tons of late goals, missed big chances at huge moments and things just haven’t gone their way. I still believe that Viking are a much better side than their league position suggests though and they've shown some decent things in recent weeks even though on paper it might not seem like it. 

Stabaek have been pretty hard to predict all season and are now winless in four games after losing 0-1 to Odd last weekend. You never know which version of them you will get from week to week. I find this early the hardest match of the day to forecast and it could go either way. It’s probably going to be an open contest and I would consider backing the overs if the goal line wasn’t as high as 3. I wouldn’t be interested in Viking at an odds-on price because they are too unreliable but they are certainly due another win soon. My best guess is a 1-1 or 2-2 draw but this is tricky. 

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: None