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Molde FK arrive at Sandefjord Arena on Saturday for the Eliteserien showdown with home team Sandefjord.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sandefjord v Molde FK match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Sandefjord will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-1 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against Kristiansund.
The only name on the scoresheet from Sandefjord was Sivert Gussiås (5'). Bendik Bye (72'), Olaus Skarsem (75') and Amahl Pellegrino (83') scored for Kristiansund.
Over their last 6 games, Martí Cifuentes's Sandefjord have found the net a combined total of 5 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match of 0.83.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sandefjord:
- are winless against Molde FK in their previous 7 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Molde FK will go into this meeting following on from a 4-1 Eliteserien win to defeat Vålerenga in their last fixture.
For Molde FK, goals were scored by Fredrik Aursnes (28'), Tobias Christensen (56'), Ohi Omoijuanfo (78') and Etzaz Hussain (90'). Bård Finne (86') was the scorer for Vålerenga.
Illustrating their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, goals have been scored 24 times in the previous six matches in which Molde FK have taken to the field, making it an average of 4 goals for each clash. Their opponents have hit 5 from this total.
Ahead of this clash, Molde FK have not been beaten by Sandefjord when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs stretching back to 30/05/2015 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Sandefjord. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Molde FK have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 32 in total at an average of 5.33 goals per match.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Eliteserien match day 30 on 24/11/2018 when it ended Sandefjord 1-3 Molde FK.
The match was refereed by Espen Eskås.
Team News: Sandefjord
Sandefjord boss Martí Cifuentes has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Molde FK
Molde boss Erling Moe has multiple availability issues to deal with. Mathis Bolly (Hip problems) and Kristoffer Haraldseid (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
It looks to us that this Molde FK should create a decent amount of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Sandefjord will be up against it to make a breakthrough although we think that they will probably end up converting at least once as well.
We can therefore see a decent 1-3 winning score for Molde FK when the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sandefjord Arena (6,582)
Captain: Lars Grorud
Chairman: Roger Gulliksen
Manager: Martí Cifuentes
Competitions: Eliteserien position 13
🔑 Star Player: Rufo Herraiz
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Rufo Herraiz was born in Barcelona, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Sandefjord in the 2018 season, the talented Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far in 10 appearances.