Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
SR-Bank Arena will host Sunday’s football game between Viking and Ranheim, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the Eliteserien standings ahead of Matchday 19. Viking, who head into the match following back-to-back wins over Sarpsborg and Stromsgodset, are eyeing a place in European competitions, whilst Ranheim are determined to escape the danger zone.
The Dark Blues have been impressive at home ground of late and seeing that Tommy Holland has found his goal-scoring touch, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. Ranheim have been struggling at the back in recent weeks and you should bear in mind that the relegation-threatened team conceded 14 goals in total in previous five league fixtures. When the two teams met at SR-Bank Arena last season Viking recorded a 3-1 win over Ranheim, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
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.