We conclude the 11th round of fixtures in the Norwegian top-flight as Rosenborg takes on Viking at the Lerkendal Stadium. With the match slated to kickoff at 18:30 GMT, both teams will be in search of all the spoils in order to climb up the table.
The home team will be bidding to bounce back from the disappointing loss last time out against Haugesund. Prior to the game at the Haugesund Stadium, they were on a solid run of form with no losses in 6 games- 4 wins and 2 draws.
However, this decent run of form was halted by a Nikki’s Sandberg penalty only 6 minutes into the game as Haugesund ran out 1-0 winners.
Viking, currently in 10th position are heading into Thursday’s game following a 3-0 victory as they demolished Mikael Stahre’s Sarpsborg on Sunday, shooting themselves above their opponents.
Attack-minded full-back Adrian Pereira ran the show with two goals in either half after Kristoffer Loekberg had fired them in front. It could have been four but Verton Berisha failed to convert his penalty in the opening half.
Vegar Hedenstad, Andre Hansen, Andreas Helmersen are all doubtful for the hosts. Sondre Bjorshol is the only player in the treatment table for the visitors.
Rosenborg vs Viking Prediction: 2-0
Rosenborg has been absolutely dominant against Viking as the home side are unbeaten against their opponents in the last four seasons, both home and away. Coupled with the fact that Bjarne Bertsen’s troops are really bad on the road, a home win is the most viable option.