Viking FK vs Haugesund Predictions

Viking vs Haugesund predictions for Saturday’s Eliteserien affair at the SR-Bank Arena in Stavanger. Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.

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Viking FK vs Haugesund Predictions

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Battle of Strengths: Viking FK and FK Haugesund Clash in Norwegian Eliteserien Encounter

Key Stats
– Viking FK are currently on a streak of three consecutive wins in the Norwegian Eliteserien.
– FK Haugesund managed to overturn an unfavorable start to their campaign with two successive victories.
– Only three teams have scored fewer than Haugesund’s 12 goals in 12 Eliteserien games this season.

In the fiercely competitive landscape of the Norwegian Eliteserien, Viking FK are setting their sights on reaching the top three. The Stavanger-based side, also known as the Dark Blues, is currently only a single point behind third-placed Brann, and they are gearing up to narrow the gap further when they meet FK Haugesund this Saturday. Their rivals, on the other hand, are clawing their way out of the relegation zone, intent on continuing their robust run of games.


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Viking FK’s journey in the current season has been a riveting tale of resilience. After a rocky start marked by a defeat at the hands of Rosenborg, the Dark Blues soon found their rhythm with an unbeaten streak of six games. Four victories and two draws later, they experienced a couple of stumbling blocks against Bodo/Glimt and Molde. These losses, however, did not deter them; they made an impressive comeback with three consecutive wins.

Stellar Performance and Rising Stars

A turning point for Viking FK was their 3-1 victory over Sarpsborg 08, thanks to outstanding performances by Harald Nilsen Tangen, David Brekalo, and Sander Svendsen. Another noteworthy victory came against Brann, where Zlatko Tripic and Lars-Jorgen Salvesen left their mark on the field. This spree of successes brought Viking FK tantalisingly close to Brann, narrowing the gap to a single point.

Despite a draw looking likely during their recent match against Valerenga, Niklas Sandberg’s last-minute winner gave the Dark Blues yet another triumph. Now, as they sit on the brink of breaking into the top three, the Viking FK players are keen on maintaining their winning streak.

The Visitors’ Resurgence

FK Haugesund, on the other hand, have been on an uplifting journey of their own. Despite a less-than-stellar start to their campaign, the team managed to turn things around after the first eight outings. With a recent 2-1 victory over Stromsgodset and a 3-2 triumph over Sandefjord, the Seagulls are now looking to continue their ascent up the division.

Players to Watch and Tactical Changes

The upcoming match could see Viking FK retaining the starting lineup from their win over Valerenga. Salvesen is likely to continue spearheading the attack, while Tripic, the squad’s top scorer, could pose a significant threat to Haugesund. Similarly, Haugesund might retain their successful starting XI from their last game, though a reshuffle in attack could be on the cards with the return of Sory Ibrahim Diarra.

The Predictions

Now, all eyes are on the impending clash between these two teams. While Viking FK have lost only one of their six home games this season, Haugesund have managed just a single win on the road. However, Haugesund’s recent run might give the Dark Blues a run for their money.

Both teams have showcased strength and resilience in their respective campaigns. Nonetheless, the home ground advantage and the stellar form of Viking FK’s players provide a strong argument for a Viking victory. However, considering the fighting spirit displayed by Haugesund, it would not be surprising to see both teams finding the back of the net.

Therefore, a likely prediction would be a Viking Stavanger victory with both teams scoring. Considering the recent offensive capabilities of both teams, a potential scoreline could be a thrilling 3-2 win in favour of Viking, so this option is worth a small bet on the outright market.

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