Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Rosenborg will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Kristiansund and Ranheim when they welcome Viking at their Lerkendal Stadion. The Troillongan have found their form of late, but they will be with one eye on the Champions League qualifier against Linfield when they take on Viking on Matchday 15. Rosenborg, though, are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we are positive that they are going to find the net in Saturday’s football match.
Viking, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Norwegian top flight, but seeing that Rosenborg are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the visitors would be happy with one point from the match. The visitors managed to find the net in each of their previous three away games in the national championship and, taking everything into account, both teams to score bet should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Nicklas Bendtner):
Over the years Nicklas Bendtner has established himself as one of the best Danish footballers. The 194-cm tall striker, who is very good in the air, started his senior career at Arsenal and he scored his first goal at the Emirates Stadium in a pre-season match against Paris Saint-Germain.
Nicklas Bendtner scored 24 goals in 108 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s troops in the English top flight and after ending his loan spells with the likes of Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus, he moved to Germany in the summer of 2014 and signed a three-year deal with Wolfsburg. Bendtner made his Bundesliga debut on August 30, coming as a substitute in a 2-2 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt. After spending two seasons at Wolfsburg, the Denmark international joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on September 7, 2016.
Nicklas Bendtner, though, made only 15 appearances in the English second tier for the Reds and it has to be noted that he scored two goals for the City Ground outfit in the 2016/2017 season. In March 2017 the Danish attacker signed a contract with Norwegian side Rosenborg for an undisclosed fee. Nicklas Bendtner represented Denmark at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and he score one goal for the Danes at the showpiece tournament in South Africa.
Highlighted Team (Viking):
Founded back in 1899, Viking are both one of the oldest and the most successful Norwegian teams. The dark blues won their eight domestic trophy in 1991, but they have not been as successful in the 21st century.
Viking won the Norwegian Cup on five occasions (1953, 1959, 1979, 1989, 2001) and knocking Chelsea out of the UEFA Cup during the 2002/2003 season is considered the team’s best achievement in European competitions.