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ODD Grenland make the trip to Aker Stadion on Saturday for the Eliteserien showdown with home side Molde FK.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Molde FK v ODD Grenland are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Molde FK, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 Eliteserien triumph over FK Haugesund.
In that game, Molde FK managed 52% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Molde FK, the goalscorers were Veton Berisha (7') and Magnus Wolff Eikrem (70'). Haugesund got 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Anders Bærtelsen (82') was the scorer for FK Haugesund.
Erling Moe's Molde FK have found the net 9 times in their prior 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 8.
Going into this contest, Molde FK are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
ODD Grenland will go into the game after a 3-2 Eliteserien win against Sandefjord in their most recent game.
In that game, ODD Grenland managed 51% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For ODD Grenland, goals were scored by Fenuel Tewelde (33'), Filip Jørgensen (43') and Solomon Owusu (86'). Sandefjord had 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. Franklin Nyenetue (16') and Danilo Al-Saed (45') scored for Sandefjord.
Looking at their form, and ODD Grenland have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals overall. In defence, ODD Grenland seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that ODD Grenland:
- are winless against Molde FK in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 16/12/2020 shows us that Molde FK have won 5 of these & ODD Grenland 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A total of 21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 17 of them for Molde and 4 belonging to Oddrane. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league game between these sides was Eliteserien match day 10 on 11/06/2023 which ended up with the score at ODD Grenland 1-0 Molde FK.
In that match, ODD Grenland managed 44% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Ole Erik Midtskogen (78').
Molde FK got 16 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Tore Hansen.
Team News: Molde FK
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Molde FK gaffer Erling Moe to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Martin Linnes (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
In all likelihood, Molde FK should employ a 3-5-2 formation this time and select Jacob Karlstroem, Casper Oeyvann, Martin Bjoernbak, Anders Hagelskjaer, M. Fjoertoft Loevik, Eirik Hestad, Emil Breivik, Markus Andre Kaasa, Kristoffer Haugen, Eric Kitolano and Veton Berisha.
Team News: ODD Grenland
Due to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the ODD Grenland boss Pål Arne Johansen doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
From our viewpoint, Oddrane could decide to play in a 3-4-3 lineup with a starting lineup of P. K. Braatveit, Steffen Hagen, Solomon Owusu, S. Solholm Johansen, Espen Ruud, F. R. Joergensen, T. Hammer Svendsen, Josef Brian Baccay, Dennis Gjengaar, Ole Erik Midtskogen and Zakaria Mugeese.
In our opinion, ODD Grenland are capable enough to put a goal past this Molde FK outfit, however it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 win for Molde FK at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Aker Stadion (11,249)
Captain: Magnus Eikrem
Chairman: Odd Ivar Moen
Manager: Erling Moe
Competitions: Eliteserien position 4, Europa League (Group H), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Magnus Grødem
Regularly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Magnus Grødem was born in Norway. After making a first senior appearance for Vålerenga in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 5 league goals in the Eliteserien 2023 season to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.