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Sandefjord will take to the pitch with guests Molde FK at Sandefjord Arena in the Eliteserien match on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sandefjord v Molde FK match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Sandefjord will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-1 Eliteserien defeat in their last game at the hands of Vålerenga.
In that game, Sandefjord had 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Sandefjord was Sander Foss (67'). For their opponents, Vålerenga had 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Jonatan Tollås Nation (39'), Amor Layouni (61') and Aron Dønnum (70') scored for Vålerenga.
It has been seldom in recent games that Sandefjord have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Guttane have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals along the way. We will find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Their prior results show that Sandefjord:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Molde FK in their last 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 11 matches in the league. Such a poor run.
In their previous game, Molde FK drew 0-0 in the Eliteserien tie with Mjøndalen.
In that match, Molde FK had 63% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. Mjøndalen had 10 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Proving their penchant for eventful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the prior 6 games in which Molde FK have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have got 8 of those goals.
Going into this encounter, Molde FK have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 30/04/2017 shows us that Sandefjord have won 2 of these and Molde FK 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 19 on 26/09/2020 when the final score was Molde FK 0-1 Sandefjord.
The referee was Rohit Saggi.
Team News: Sandefjord
Sandefjord boss Hans Ødegaard does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match with a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Molde FK
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, Molde FK boss Erling Moe has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We envisage that Sandefjord should be able to put a goal past this Molde FK team, but one goal may not quite be enough.
Our selection here is for a narrow 1-2 victory for Molde FK when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sandefjord Arena (6,582)
Captain: Enric Vallès
Chairman: Gunnar Bjønness
Manager: Hans Ødegaard
Competitions: Eliteserien position 14
🔑 Key Player: Kristoffer Hansen
Customarily taking up the Right Wing position, Kristoffer Hansen was born in Norway. After having played his first senior match for Sandefjord in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2021 season to date in a total of 4 appearances.