Norway Eliteserien – Sandefjord v Molde Preview (12/6/21)

Match Preview

Sandefjord

  • Lost 3 out of 4 matches to start off the season
  • Had a couple of tough recent fixtures and again have another tricky match here
  • Home record usually not very good. Lost both home games so far this season
  • No new injuries but some regular starters still doubtful
  • Last year’s top scorer Sivert Gussias has yet to feature but might be fit here

Molde

  • Very sloppy last two matches has seen them drop points vs Valerenga and Mjondalen recently
  • Molde have drawn 2 of their 3 away games so far
  • No new injuries to worry about
  • Lost twice vs Sandefjord last season. Are they a bogey team?

Conclusion & Betting analysis

It was shocking that Sandefjord managed to pick up 6 points against Molde last season. Of course, that was when they had Marti Cifuentes in charge and the tactical excellence of the Spaniard had a big part to play. Sandefjord are weaker now and don’t have their star manager at the helm so I expect it to be a different story. Molde know they can’t afford to drop points in these sort of matches if they are to win the gold medal so I expect them to be fully focused and to be quite sharp here. The visitors are priced at 1.60 to win here, which could look really big at the end of the match. If Molde show their true class here they could run riot but something about them doesn’t fully convince me at the moment. I could see something like 1-2 or 1-3 and backing Molde or the overs in some form is tempting. I need to see more consistency from MFK though before I can trust them on the road so I won’t bet this game.

Prediction: 1-2

Recommended bet: None