Aalesund vs Molde
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Saturday, 8th July 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Color Line Stadion (Aalesund).
Aalesund have every reason to be disappointed after falling to a 1-0 loss away at Sogndal last week. The team was in high spirits after the 5-1 drubbing of Odd BK in the previous round. The defeat against Sogndal is their first away defeat since losing at Stabaek on matchday 1.
They been largely impressive in the six previous away outings and bagged 2 wins and 4 draws. The highlights were the goal-less stalemate at Rosenborg and 1-0 win at Molde.
Meanwhile, Aalesund’s home form has been patchy with 4 wins and 3 losses coming out of 7 matches so far. But when the win, they do it in style with all the three victories coming by a minimum of 2 goal margins. We must look up on them as a team under some pressure while playing in front of their local fans.
Molde will be aiming to give Rosenborg a tough challenge in the title run. They are currently 4th in the table, but the gap with league leaders is cut short to 4 points following their 3-2 win against Viking last week. MFK have now extended their unbeaten run to three games, with 2 wins and 1 draw. Also, they have been on decent form lately with just 1 defeat coming from the last six, 4 wins and 1 draw.
However, one thing that is letting Molde down is their away form. There are only 2 wins in their 8 road games so far and they conceded more than what they scored during the period.
Aalesund vs Molde: Head-to-head
Molde had long dominated Aalesund in league games. But it was a different script when the teams met on May 2017. A lone goal was enough to give Aalesund their first ever win over Molde in 13 league games. Meanwhile, Molde’s dominance was a long string of 12 wins on the bounce.
Aalesund vs Molde: Predictions
Consistency has been the problem for Aalesund, despite showing some class at certain points during this season. Molde haven’t done enough in away games and there is a chance for Aalesund to extend their new found winning habit against one of their long-standing nemesis. However, expect this to be a close clash, with both teams reluctant to get back to home without a point.
Aalesund vs Molde: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals priced at 1.66 odds by Unibet is the safe option for this match with both teams coming on the back of some brilliant scoring form.
Both Teams to Score for 1.59 odds is also an equally good option for the same reasons as above.