Molde vs KuPS
Champions League 2020/21 (First qualifying round)
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Aker Stadion.
The Norwegian champs are currently having tough times in their domestic league. They are currently on a two match losing streak in Eliteserien which has largely affected their confidence. But they still have a home advantage which is a crucial factor in European nights.
In their current season, the Finnish champions are also in trouble after nine rounds. They have lost their first match of the season last match day and are second in the table right now. In the previous season, they won the opening round of qualification in both legs against Vitebsk.
But their joy was short lived as they were sent home by Legia Warsaw in the second round. That was an agonizing game for the team from Finland as they lost by a single goal.
Molde vs KuPS: Head-to-head (h2h)
This is their first head to head meetings in any competition.
Molde vs KuPS: Prediction
The home team lost three games in the span of four match days in the Eliteserien. All these were against teams in the middle of the table. So the visitors can definitely cash in on the defensive loopholes of the home team. So Molde defence need to be at their best to control the damage which would be afflicted on them.
Similarly when we look at the away form of KuPS we see an unbeaten run. But the majority of those games were back to back draws. From six previous matches on the road they have only two wins. Even in games where they managed to scavenge at least a point, they conceded. So I am backing this game to be a draw in normal time with both teams getting goals.
Molde vs KuPS: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 5.00 (4/1).
Both teams to score @ 1.73 (8/11).