Lillestrom vs Molde
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2021
Kick-off 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Arasen Stadion.
Lillestrom host table-toppers Molde in one of the most exciting games of the 13th round in Eliteserien.
Molde justified the tag of being the top contenders for the title by winning 9 of their opening 13 games of the 2021 campaign. The head coach Erling Moe truly has by far the most talented group of players in Norway in his ranks.
Molde showed quality by reaching the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League last season and eliminating the likes of Hoffenheim in the process. They seem even stronger this year and we can’t wait to see them in action in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday against Servette.
Moe’s troops suffered their second defeat of the season in Eliteserien at the start of the month (1-0 at Sarpsborg), but they instantly bounced back by destroying Odd 5-0 at home last weekend.
They are currently five points clear at the top of the standings. However, it will be very interesting to see how they will perform against Lillestrom who marked the return to the elite class football with some extraordinary performances this year.
Lillestrom enter this tie unbeaten in six consecutive Eliteserien matches. They’ve won four of five games at home this term, conceding only five goals in the process.
Lillestrom vs Molde Head-to-head
- Molde lead the head to head tie by 12 wins ahead of the 57th encounter with Lillestrom.
- The two outfits last met each other in a friendly in March 2020 when Molde picked up a 2-0 victory.
- Molde will go into this undefeated in the last six clashes against Lillestrom. They’ve won four in the process, including each of the last three.
Lillestrom vs Molde Prediction
Lillestrom have won four on the spin at home in Eliteserien and they could represent a serious challenge to Molde here. We have plenty of reasons to expect an exciting and open affair packed with goal-scoring chances at both ends.
Knowing that the current top two Eliteserien goalscorers play in these two teams (Thomas Olsen scored 9 goals for Lillestrom so far, while Ohi Omouijuanfo notched 15 goals in 13 appearances for Molde), backing a high-scoring contest has to be the way to go.
Lillestrom vs Molde Betting Tips
Molde to win & Both Teams To Score @ 3.50 odd
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.62 odd.