Molde vs KR Reykjavik
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Aker Stadion (Molde).
Either may be going through an impressive run at home, but the difference in the respective league qualities and the oppositions that they take on should come under the microscope. The hosts for the day ply their trade in the much more competitive Eliteserien, while their counterparts go on with life in a comparatively lighter Iceland top division.
Molde is right at the top of the table, but they are being spiritedly chased by Odd and Bodo, and keep in mind that these two have matches in hand. Still, credit when it’s due – the toppers have recorded the best offensive stats and the second-best defensive stats of all the 16 in contention.
Reykjavik seems determined to make reparations for their fourth-place finish the last season. They have blasted away oppositions with awe-inspiring performances. As the 12th match-day has come to a conclusion, the team has posted a 12-point lead at the top. Similar to their foes in Europe, they too have laid claim on the best stats in all of the league.
Despite all their displays till date, they are not equipped to take on the opposition from Norway.
Molde vs KR Reykjavik Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have not locked horns yet.
Molde vs KR Reykjavik Prediction
As mentioned earlier, the group from Iceland are huge underdogs here. They are simply not on the same level as their hosts, despite all their heroics in the domestic league.
On top of that, Molde is the current leader of the Eliteserien, and a tough opponent for any opposition, let alone a lightweight from an inferior competition. The Norwegians were unbeaten in 16 of their last 20 matches and scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 17 encounters. At home, they are even more of a threat, with them going practically invincible there.
The last they lost an official game in front of the home crowd was in August of last year. At present, they are unbeaten in their last eight games, of which seven were wins. They have scored twice or more in 15 of their last 19 home ties, and let in just three from their last seven combined.
By all means, a home win is on the cards for Thursday in the qualifiers.
Molde vs KR Reykjavik Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Molde to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Molde to Score in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).