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Molde FK will be taking on visiting side Tromsø IL at Aker Stadion in the Eliteserien game on Saturday.
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Molde FK, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-3 Eliteserien victory versus ODD Grenland.
In that game, Molde FK managed 57% possession and 24 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Molde FK, the goals were scored by Eirik Andersen (19', 64') and Ohi Omoijuanfo (42'). ODD Grenland got 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Conrad Wallem (28') scored for ODD Grenland.
It has not been often in recent games that Molde FK have shown defensive steel. In fact, Molde FK have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals during that time. Having said that, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall be sustained in this next match or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Molde FK:
- have not been beaten in the league by Tromsø IL in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 home league matches.
Tromsø IL come into this clash following on from a 2-0 Eliteserien win to beat FK Haugesund in their previous outing.
In that game, Tromsø IL managed 53% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tromsø IL was August Mikkelsen (33'). For their opponents, FK Haugesund had 3 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. Alexander Stølås (28' Own goal) scored for FK Haugesund.
Tromsø IL have seen success in front of goal in their most recent fixtures, having scored 10 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Gaute Helstrup will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Tromsø IL have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes.
Coming into this fixture, Tromsø IL are winless against Molde FK when they've played them away from home in the last 8 matches in the league. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 06/08/2017 tells us that Molde FK have won 4 of these and Tromsø IL 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 2 on 13/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Tromsø IL 3-3 Molde FK.
That day, Tromsø IL had 51% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Goals were scored by Moses Ebiye (11', 44') and Eric Kitolano (64').
For their opponents, Molde FK had 4 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Ohi Omoijuanfo (10', 16') and Ola Brynhildsen (40') scored.
The match was refereed by Sigurd Kringstad.
Team News: Molde FK
The Molde FK boss Erling Moe will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Tromsø IL
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Tromsø IL boss Gaute Helstrup has no fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Our feeling is that Molde FK will, in all likelihood, convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Tromsø IL will be up against it to get a goal of their own but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here, too.
We can therefore see a controlled 3-1 winning margin for Molde FK when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 2, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
🔑 Key Player: Eirik Andersen
Generally playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Eirik Andersen was born in Norway. After making a first senior appearance for FK Haugesund in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 6 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 season so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.