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The Eliteserien fixture at Aker Stadion on Wednesday sees home side Molde FK facing opposition in the form of Sarpsborg 08.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Molde FK v Sarpsborg 08 can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Molde FK, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-3 Eliteserien triumph against Sandefjord.
In that game, Molde FK had 54% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Molde FK, the goals were scored by Kristoffer Haugen (3', 16' Own goal, 69') and Ohi Omoijuanfo (61'). At the other end, Sandefjord got 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Molde FK have taken part. Opposition teams scored 9 times in these games whereas Molde managed to get a total of 15.
In their previous game, Sarpsborg 08 drew 0-0 in the Eliteserien tie with SK Brann.
In that match, Sarpsborg 08 managed 54% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, SK Brann had 2 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The strike force from Sarpsborg 08 have made hard work of scoring goals over their last 6 encounters, netting the disappointing return of only 3. In those matches, Sarpsborg have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Sarpsborg 08:
- have not registered a win against Molde FK when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes going back to 07/05/2018 shows us that Molde FK have won 2 of them & Sarpsborg 08 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined sum of 21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 13 of them from Molde and 8 created by Sarpsborg. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league meeting between these sides was Eliteserien match day 30 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Molde FK 5-0 Sarpsborg 08.
The match was refereed by Tore Hansen.
Team News: Molde FK
Molde FK boss Erling Moe has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Sarpsborg 08
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, Sarpsborg 08 boss has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We believe that Molde FK look set to get the win and a possible clean sheet when they play Sarpsborg 08, who might well find it a difficult task finding the net themselves.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a decent 2-0 winning score for Molde FK at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Aker Stadion (11,249)
Captain: Magnus Eikrem
Chairman: Odd Ivar Moen
Manager: Erling Moe
Competitions: Eliteserien position 4, UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Ola Brynhildsen
Mostly taking to the field in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Ola Brynhildsen was born in Norway. After having played his first senior match for Stabæk in the 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season so far in 6 appearances.