Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Viking will be aiming to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over Valerenga when they host Mjondalen at their SR-Bank Arena on Monday evening. The Dark Blues have been in a splendid form of late, but that is unlikely to help them book their place in European competitions. However, seeing that hope dies last, we are positive that the hosts will go all guns blazing at Mjondalen on Matchday 23.
Vegard Hansen’s charges have been struggling at the back in recent weeks and, as a result, their Eliteserien status is in great danger. The visitors are on a four-game winless run in the national championship, but despite the fact that they sit in bottom three in the standings, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing somethingfrom Monday’s clash against the high-flying hosts. In their last meeting at SR-BANK Arena in the Norwegian top flight Viking recorded a 3-1 win over Mjondalen.
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.