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Viking vs. Odd 7/17/2021 Eliteserien Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Viking visits Odd on 7/17/2021.

Viking meets Odd in a Eliteserien match. Viking with a record of 4.0-4.0-3.0 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-2.0-3.0 record on the road. Odd is 4.0-4.0-3.0 this season and is 2.0-2.0-0.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Viking and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Odd than game on their home pitch?

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Odd and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Odd than game on their home pitch?

The Viking Roster

The Players to Watch for the Viking

Veton Berisha FW

Veton Berisha has 33.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Veton Berisha had 15.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Veton Berisha had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Viking teammates, Veton Berisha had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Veton Berisha has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Veton Berisha has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Henrik Heggheim DF

Henrik Heggheim has 3.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Henrik Heggheim had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Henrik Heggheim has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Viking teammates, Henrik Heggheim had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Henrik Heggheim has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Henrik Heggheim has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Viljar Vevatne DF

Viljar Vevatne has 8.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Viljar Vevatne has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Viljar Vevatne has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Viking teammates, Viljar Vevatne had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Viljar Vevatne has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Viljar Vevatne has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Samúel Friðjónsson MF

As a shooter, Samúel Friðjónsson had 21.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Samúel Friðjónsson has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Samúel Friðjónsson had 8 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Samúel Friðjónsson has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Samúel Friðjónsson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Samúel Friðjónsson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 5 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Joe Bell MF

As a shooter, Joe Bell had 4.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Joe Bell has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Joe Bell had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Joe Bell has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joe Bell has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joe Bell has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

The Odd Roster

The Players to Watch for the Odd

Markus Andreas Kaasa MF

Markus Andreas Kaasa has 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Markus Andreas Kaasa has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Markus Andreas Kaasa has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Markus Andreas Kaasa has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Markus Andreas Kaasa has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Markus Andreas Kaasa has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

John Kitolano DF

John Kitolano has 1.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. John Kitolano has 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, John Kitolano had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. John Kitolano has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

John Kitolano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. John Kitolano has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Joshua Kitolano MF

As a shooter, Joshua Kitolano had 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Joshua Kitolano has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Joshua Kitolano has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Odd teammates, Joshua Kitolano had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joshua Kitolano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joshua Kitolano has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 21 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Magnus Lekven DF,MF

Magnus Lekven has 0.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Magnus Lekven has 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Magnus Lekven had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Odd teammates, Magnus Lekven had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Magnus Lekven has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Magnus Lekven has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 5 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Odin Lurås Bjørtuft DF

Odin Lurås Bjørtuft has 3.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Odin Lurås Bjørtuft has 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Odin Lurås Bjørtuft has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Odd teammates, Odin Lurås Bjørtuft had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Odin Lurås Bjørtuft has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Odin Lurås Bjørtuft has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 4 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in Eliteserien action.

Viking Team Stats

The Viking Offensive Stats and Metrics

Viking scored 1.50 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Viking scored those goals off assists 83.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.25 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Viking converted on 0.38 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Viking attempts 4.0 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Viking attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 28.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Viking Defensive Stats and Metrics

Viking gave up 1.92 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.33 shots were saved by Viking goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Viking goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 55.8% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Viking goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 0.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.







Viking Utility Stats

Odd tried 15.55 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Odd is in the top 66 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Odd had 8.82 interceptions. This puts Odd in the top 95 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Odd commits 9.27 fouls. Odd is in the top 2 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Odd drew 12.82 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Odd is in the top 50 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Odd had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 0.91 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Odd in the top 3 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Odd Team Stats

The Odd Offensive Stats and Metrics

Odd scored 0.91 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Odd scored those goals off assists 60.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.55 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Odd was able to score on 0.26 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Odd attempts 3.45 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Odd is able to get 34.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Odd Defensive Stats and Metrics

Odd gave up 1.45 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.73 shots were saved by Odd goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 61.0% of shots on target were saved by Odd goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Odd goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 18.2% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Odd Utility Stats

Odd tried 15.55 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Odd is in the top 66 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Odd had 8.82 interceptions. Odd is in the top 95 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Odd commits 9.27 fouls. This puts Odd in the top 2 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Odd drew 12.82 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Odd is in the top 50 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Odd had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 0.91 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Odd in the top 3 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Viking vs. Odd Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Viking 2 Odd 2

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