Tippeligaen – Molde v Haugesund Preview (11/9/16)


Molde preview

  • Back in good form after winning their last four consecutive matches.
  • The defensive duo of Forren & Toivio out for the rest of the season because of injury.
  • The rest of the squad at full strength but the Molde XI is always difficult to predict.
  • Usually strong at home, winning 7/11 matches so far this season.

Haugesund preview

  • Won 3 of their last 4 games and moved up to fourth in the table.
  • Playing well again after a slight slump.
  • Squad at full strength with everyone available and no suspensions.

Conclusion & betting analysis

This should be a good game between 4th and 5th in the table. Both are strong medal contenders and have been in good form recently. Molde are a short priced 1.65 favourite here and I’m not sure I’d be backing that myself. They are a strong home team but Haugesund have to be respected a bit more than this. They are a really useful outfit with good qualities in all areas of the field. I quite like the look of over 3 goals but the price isn’t really tempting enough. Sometimes when two good teams play each other they can cancel each other out in a tighter than expected contest. So I’ll leave this one alone but I’m expecting a good game.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: None