Molde vs Stabaek
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 28th May 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Aker Stadion, Molde.
After picking up a win apiece in NM Cup, Molde and Stabaek will face each other off at Aker Stadion on Sunday afternoon.
Molde’s form is finally in the upward trend after a poor streak of three defeats in a row. Prior to beating Hodd within a Cup clash, they finally registered a victory in Eliteserien against the team with the very similar name, Odd. They won both games on the road with the same 1-2 scoreline.
Stabaek earned only a point last week as Viking snatched a point from the 1-1 draw at Nadderud Stadion. Viking scored a goal after Stabaek’s defender horrible clearance, but The Dark Blues have found the equalizer very late in the 95th minute.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his men are in the seventh position with 14 points. Hopefully, the team has overcome the crisis and they will continue with solid performances.
Molde need to improve their home form as soon as possible. After winning the opening two matches at Aker Stadion, the crowd witnessed two consecutive defeats.
The guests are in a very solid form as they are without a defeat in the last four games (W3 D1). Stabaek occupy the 4th place with 18 points earned. So far, they have been convincing on the road as they picked up 7 points from 4 Eliteserien outings from 2 wins and a draw.
Molde vs Stabaek: Head-to-head
Molde proved to be a tough nut to crack for Stabaek, especially at Aker Stadion. The hosts are unbeaten in the last 8 home games against Stabaek (since 2006). The last five meetings between the two sides in Molde have yielded with 3 or more goals per match with the hosts netting at least two.
Molde vs Stabaek: Prediction
Molde will have the imperative of repeating the success from the recent seasons in order to regain stability needed to compete for the top 3 positions. Stabaek will be satisfied with a draw, so they might park the bus and hope for a stalemate.
Molde vs Stabaek: Bet tips
The first pick will be Under 2.5 goals at 2.10.
You could also try Draw at the odds of 3.60.