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The Eliteserien meeting at Aker Stadion on Wednesday sees home side Molde FK fighting it out with opponents Vålerenga.
All Molde FK v Vålerenga match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Molde FK will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-1 Eliteserien loss in their previous game against Bodo Glimt.
The only scorer from Molde FK was Ohi Omoijuanfo (9'). Patrick Berg (26'), Kasper Junker (65') and Jens Hauge (71') scored for Bodo Glimt.
At least three goals per game were seen in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where Molde FK have participated. Opposing sides scored 6 times in this period whereas Molde managed a tally of 17.
Leading up to this clash, Molde FK:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Vålerenga in their previous 6 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 23 league matches at home. What a fortress they have created.
Vålerenga will go into the meeting after a 2-0 Eliteserien win as they beat Strømsgodset IF in their last game.
The only scorer from Vålerenga was Osame Sahraoui (36'). Lars-Jørgen Salvesen (45' Own goal) was the scorer for Strømsgodset IF.
A succession of dependable showings by the Vålerenga defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 fixtures in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Vålerenga:
- have left without a victory over Molde FK when having played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. An awful away record.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs going back to 17/04/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Vålerenga. They’ve not managed to register any victories at all whereas Molde FK have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those matches played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The last league match featuring these sides was Eliteserien match day 29 on 24/11/2019 and the score finished Vålerenga 2-4 Molde FK.
The referee was Rohit Saggi.
Team News: Molde FK
Mathis Bolly (Hip problems) and Kristoffer Haraldseid (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Molde gaffer Erling Moe.
It looks as if Molde will possibly make use of the 4-2-3-1 system for this game, handing starts to Andreas Linde, John Kitolano, Fredrik Sjølstad, Martin Bjørnbakk, Henry Wingo, Etzaz Hussain, Fredrik Aursnes, Ola Brynhildsen, Magnus Eikrem, Ohi Anthony Omoijuanfo and Leke James.
Team News: Vålerenga
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, Vålerenga boss Dag-Eilev Fagermo has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
From our viewpoint, Enga seem likely to play in a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Kristoffer Klaesson, Christian Borchgrevink, Jonatan Tollås Nation, Ivan Näsberg, Sam Adekugbe, Herolind Shala, Fredrik Oldrup Jensen, Magnus Lekven, Aron Dönnum, Benjamin Stokke and Bård Finne.
We’re of the view that Vålerenga will likely create enough chances to breach the defence of this Molde FK lineup, although it probably won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Molde FK after 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Aker Stadion (11,249)
Captain: Magnus Eikrem
Chairman: Odd Ivar Moen
Manager: Erling Moe
Competitions: Eliteserien position 2, Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Leke James
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Leke James was born in Kaduna, Nigeria. Having made a first senior appearance for Aalesunds FK in the 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 6 league goals in this Eliteserien 2020 season so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.