Norway Eliteserien – Molde v Vålerenga Preview (29/7/20)

Match Preview

Molde lost for the first time this season when they went down to Bodø/Glimt 3-1 on Sunday. That was a big top of the table clash and as a result they find themselves 5 points off top of the table. Glimt look unstoppable right now and all Molde can do is hang in there and hope they drop some points. Molde have won 8 out of 10 matches in the Eliteserien this season and are a top side who are a class above everyone else bar Glimt right now. It is worth noting that there has been a hangover for most teams after losing to Bodø/Glimt this year but Molde have the squad depth to cope with any fatigue and stuff. I have to say there was a questionable team selection by coach Erling Moe on Sunday, for example why was Leke James left out? Molde still have issues defensively with injuries and guys playing out of position but they have so much strength offensively.

Travelling here today are a Vålerenga side 3rd in the table. New coach Dag Eilev Fagermo has gotten the most out of this team but I think they have been lucky not to concede more goals. A lot of teams they’ve faced recently simply haven’t been able to convert their chances but Molde are unlikely to be as poor in front of goal. There are injury doubts for VIF with the likes of Bjordal, Adekugbe, Shala and Lekven all questionable for this match. Fagermo had a good record against Molde last season drawing with them twice 2-2. He will put up a good fight here but they probably fall short. I see this as a match in which both teams score but Molde win something like 2-1. From a betting point of view the Molde -1 Asian Handicap and over 3.25 goals feels too high a line to get involved in.

Prediction: 2-1

Recommended bet: None