Viking vs Sogndal by Isaiah
Viking actually didn't look that bad last time out when the team visited Molde previous weekend, however the visiting side still stood defeat, this time with a narrow 3:2 result and they can't be nowhere near fully satisfied with the final outcome.
Players of Molde entered the game well, taking the lead already in fifth minute via Strand, but also increased the lead from the penalty kick taken by Sigurdarsson in 30th minute. Players of Viking were much more concrete in the second halftime, reducing the deficit via Bringaker in 72nd minute, but also leveling up in 84th minute, however didn't manage to remain with a draw, conceding a goal in fourth minute of additional time when Amang scored the winner. Viking now remains at the rock bottom position with just nine points earned so far, being in a must win situation here.
Offensive midfielder Usman Sale (4/0) should not be playing here after picking up third yellow card this season last time out.
Sogndal, on the other side, will be very happy with a victory taken last Saturday evening when the team managed to take all three points in front of own fans against Aalesund, opponent that was considered as slight favorite before the match.
They entered the game in a great fashion, taking the lead already in second minute via goal from Nwakali, being satisfied with a lead and leaving the ball possession to their opponents. However, they were more threatening during their counter attacks, while Aalesund tried to react however without success, not even once home team stood playing with a man less when Nwakali got red carded in 83rd minute. Sogndal is now at eleventh position, having four points more than play-out placed Stromsgodset and can't be nowhere relaxed regarding their destiny for this season.
Injured are central defenders Christophe Psyche (6/0), Bjorn Inge Utvik (7/0) and offensive midfielder Ole Amund Sveen (2/0). Suspended is midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali (15/1).
Viking is getting better results in front of own fans and knowing that, there's no other option for them here but to attack. Sogndal, on the other side, is actually quite quality side in attack and they both, do have better offensive players than their defense ever looked this season.