Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Sunday’s football game at Sarpsborg Stadion pits together Sarpsborg and Viking, the two teams who sit in the different parts of the Eliteserien standings ahead of Matchday 20. Sarpsborg are stuck at the bottom of the table, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side. Geir Bakke’s men are determined to put an end to their nine-game winless run in the national championship and we are positive that they are going to fight tooth and nail against Viking.
Nonetheless, seeing that the visitors have been scoring goals for fun in the Norwegian elite division of late, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the rock-bottom side. A lively contest is on the cards at Sarpsborg Stadion and we predict that the two teams are going to play out a high-scoring draw on day 20 of the 2019 Eliteserien campaign.
Highlighted Player (Kristoffer Larsen):
Kristoffer Larsen is a Norwegian footballer who played for Vestsiden-Askoy IL at youth level. In 2011 he joined Brann and after scoring 11 goals in 91 appearances in the league for the Norwegian club, he moved to Denmark in 2016, signing a deal with Lyngby.
Larsen, who was born in Bergen (Norway) on January 19, 1992, played 41 games for the Danish club before returning to Norway. The pacey winger signed a contract with Sarpsborg 08 at the end of the 2017/2018 season and, as a result, he will participate in the 2018/2019 Europa League group stages.
Kristoffer Larsen’s favourite position is left winger, but he is used as a right winger as well. Larsen, who has yet to earn a cap for the Norwegian national football team, wears No. 19 shirt at Sarpsborg. It has to be noted that his preferred foot is right and that his contract with Sarpsborg 08 should expire in June, 2019.
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.