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Molde FK make the trip to Åråsen Stadion on Sunday for the Eliteserien meeting with hosts Lillestrøm SK.
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Lillestrøm SK prepare for this game following a 2-2 Eliteserien drawn result versus Vålerenga.
In that game, Lillestrøm SK managed 26% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Lillestrøm SK, the scorers were Lars Ranger (24') and Thomas Lehne Olsen (43'). On the other side, Vålerenga had 17 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Aron Dønnum (53') and Henrik Udahl (84') scored for Vålerenga.
Kanarifuglene have been conceding pretty frequently recently, although they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Kanarifuglene have conceded in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those games.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lillestrøm SK:
- are winless against Molde FK in their previous 6 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Molde FK head into the meeting following a 5-0 Eliteserien win against ODD Grenland in their last outing.
In that match, Molde FK managed 53% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Molde FK, the scorers were Kristoffer Haugen (10'), Sheriff Sinyan (18'), Ohi Omoijuanfo (30', 62') and Magnus Grødem (57'). On the other side, ODD Grenland got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target.
A series of very capable showings by the Molde FK defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 outings in total. Over that same period, their own forwards have managed to score 16. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Coming into this meeting, Molde FK have not lost to Lillestrøm SK when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 05/04/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been disappointments for Lillestrøm SK. They have not been able to get themselves any wins at all whereas Molde FK have been dominant against them, running out winners in 83% of those match-ups.
16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Kanarifuglene and 11 coming from Molde. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Eliteserien match day 23 on 29/09/2019 which ended up with the score at Molde FK 2-1 Lillestrøm SK.
The match was refereed by Rohit Saggi.
Team News: Lillestrøm SK
Lillestrøm SK boss Geir Bakke has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Molde FK
Owing to a fully healthy group available for selection, Molde FK boss Erling Moe doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We envisage that Lillestrøm SK are likely to score against this Molde FK outfit, although one goal possibly won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Molde FK when the referee blows the final whistle. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Åråsen Stadion (11,500)
Captain: Thomas Olsen
Chairman: Morten Kokkim
Manager: Geir Bakke
Competitions: Eliteserien position 7
🔑 Star Player: Thomas Lehne Olsen
Customarily used in the Striker position, Thomas Lehne Olsen was born in Moelv, Norway. After having made a senior debut playing for Strømsgodset IF in the 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 9 league goals in this Eliteserien 2021 campaign so far from a total of 10 appearances.