Stromsgodset take on the visitors Viking in the round 9 match of Norwegian Eliteserien. The match will be played on Saturday, May 28th at Marienlyst Stadion (Drammen).
Stromsgodset got off to a pretty good start this season. "Godset" has been good since a dozen years ago - winning the cup in 2010, then reaching the 2nd place and, finally, the championship in 2013, only 2nd in history, and the interval after the previous one was more than 4 decades. The last major success was the new vice-championship, in 2015. But then there was a decline, and the 9th final position in the last Eliteseria was the best in several years. There seems to be some hope that progress can be continued. Yes, the start was failed (3 defeats in the first 4 rounds), but it was quickly and abruptly overcome - what is worth 3-0 with Rosenborg. Including a draw with Bodo/Glimt, the unbeaten run has reached 5 matches in a row.
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Viking hopes to show the maximum result. The Blues have a pretty glorious history. 8 times they the championship - but the last success dates back to 1991. Now, in recent years, there were also good results. In 2019, it was possible to take the cup - for the 6th time, and after an 18-year pause. And in the last Eliteserien draw, they finally managed to climb into the top three! At least now there are good chances to repeat those results. Viking started with 2 wins, then lost to Odd (1-2 on the road with a decisive goal in the 95th minute). But then they managed to almost not lose points (with the exception of a draw with Stromsgodset, when the parties could not score against each other), which allowed them to gain a foothold among the leaders. True, 3 of the last 4 meetings brought only draws.
The goalless draw on May 12 has already been mentioned. This 0-0 continued Viking's unbeaten streak to 7 head-to-head games in a row. At the same time, on this segment, Stromsgodset shared points with an opponent for the 4th time. Both clubs are quite good now and will definitely try to extend their successful streaks. So do not expect this fight to result in more than 3 goals.
Prediction for the match: Under 3.5 scored goals.