Match Time：8/15/2019 01:00 Thursday (GMT+8)
Viking’s Axel Oskar Andresson is out for the season with a serious knee injury. Rolf Vikstol is suspended.
Jorgen Horn, Bjorn Utvik and Johan Osltad are absent through injury for Sarpsborg; however, they are suspension free.
Suspended: Rolf Vikstol
Injured/unavailable: Axel Oskar Andresson (knee)
Injured/unavailable: Jorgen Horn (unspecified), Bjorn Utvik (hip), Jorgen Horn (foot), Johan Osltad (Knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Viking lost 2-1 away at Bodo Glimt in their most recent league match. They have failed to find a single win in their last six league matches, and with three straight defeats, things are starting to look ominous for the Stavanger club. Their home form will give them some confidence – in Stavanger they have lost only twice in 2019. Viking now have three successive home games and they will need to take advantage of them,
Sarpsborg had a free game week at the weekend, their last league game was a 1-1 home draw with Rosenborg in round 16. Sarpsborg’s form away from home has been very poor this season, they have failed to find a single win in eight matches. Overall, they have just one win in 13 league games.
I will predict a Viking win in this match. The Stavanger club are long overdue a good run of form and they can make a start against a visitor who has struggled for form all season.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO – LOW
Viking’s last two home games have contained two goals or less, both games in which they have failed to score. For this reason, I will predict a low-scoring game.
HEAD TO HEAD
Viking haven’t lost at home against Sarpsborg in six league matches. It is a run that has seen them win four and draw just two games.