Molde FK will be visiting Intility Arena on Sunday for the Eliteserien meeting with hosts Vålerenga.
View all Vålerenga v Molde FK tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as the best betting odds.
Vålerenga will be hoping for a better result following a 3-0 Eliteserien defeat last time out to Sandefjord.
In that match, Vålerenga had 51% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Vålerenga was Fredrik Jensen (60' Own goal). For their opponents, Sandefjord got 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. William Kurtović (43') and Viðar Ari Jónsson (74') scored for Sandefjord.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Vålerenga have shown defensive steel. In fact, Vålerenga have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals along the way.
Their past results show that Vålerenga:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Molde FK in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Molde FK will come into the clash following on from a 4-0 Eliteserien win as they beat Mjøndalen in their most recent match.
In that match, Molde FK had 64% possession and 29 shots at goal with 10 on target. For Molde FK, the scorers were Ohi Omoijuanfo (14', 82'), Martin Ellingsen (36') and Erling Knudtzon (91'). On the other side, Mjøndalen had 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Illustrating their appetite for productive encounters, the back of the net has been hit 28 times in the previous 6 games in which Molde FK have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 4.67 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have got 13 of those goals. We will find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Ahead of this clash, Molde FK are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 08/07/2018 shows us that Vålerenga have won 2 of these & Molde FK 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 30 in total which averages out at 5 goals per meeting.
The previous league match featuring the two was Eliteserien match day 5 on 27/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Molde FK 2-3 Vålerenga.
In that match, Molde FK had 48% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Kristoffer Haugen (39', 47').
Vålerenga got 6 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Christian Borchgrevink (2'), Amor Layouni (62') and Aron Dønnum (81') scored.
The referee was Tom Harald Hagen.
Team News: Vålerenga
The Vålerenga manager Dag-Eilev Fagermo will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Molde FK
With a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Molde FK boss Erling Moe doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this match.
It looks to us that Molde FK can get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, Vålerenga won’t find it easy to make a breakthrough- but, we do see them pulling one back during this clash.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 1-3 win for Molde FK when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Intility Arena (16,556)
Captain: Jonatan Tollås Nation
Chairman: Tuva Ørbeck Sørheim
Manager: Dag-Eilev Fagermo
Competitions: Eliteserien position 8, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
🔑 Star Man: Henrik Udahl
Regularly played in the Striker position, Henrik Udahl was born in Askim, Norway. After making a first senior appearance for Vålerenga in the 2021 season, the talented Forward has hit 5 league goals in the Eliteserien 2021 campaign to date from a total of 14 appearances.