Norway Eliteserien – Sarpsborg v Viking Preview (22/11/20)

Match Preview

Sarpsborg

  • Lost 3 of their last 4 games and dropping off form
  • Now only 6 points clear of the relegation zone but still quite comfortable
  • Fairly good home record this season, winning 6 out of 12 matches
  • Offensive doubts with Mos & Mollins possibly injured
  • Key CB Jorgen Horn out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL

Viking

  • A 3-0 victory against Rosenborg last time out sees them on a comfortable 33 points
  • Mixed away record 4-3-5 so far this year
  • No new injuries or suspensions
  • Midfielder Joe Bell returns after missing the RBK match

Conclusion & Betting analysis

I’m surprised Sarpsborg are as short as 2.05 here. They were even trading slightly odds-on in the build up this week. Viking are the better team in my opinion and I’m guessing the so called extra motivation for the hosts is why they are so favoured. Sarpsborg could win and I wouldn’t be surprised but I do not think Viking should be underestimated. The previous meeting this season ended in an easy 3-0 victory for Viking and recent H2Hs have all contained goals. However, Sarpsborg have the 2nd most under games out of anyone and a lot of their matches tend to end both teams not scoring. I’m going to avoid betting but I see something like a 1-2 away win or a 2-2 draw.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: None