Ranheim vs Molde Preview and Predictions

Ranheim vs Molde
Norwegian Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: EXTRA Arena, Ranheim.

Ranheim host Molde in one of the most interesting ties of the Matchday on Monday afternoon at ECTRA Arena. The hosts made an amazing start in their maiden campaign in the top flight of the Norwegian football. They sit sky-high third after ten rounds and they’ll come into the match with Molde high on confidence after bagging three goals in a comprehensive victory away at Kristiansund on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, the clash with Molde will be a serious test for the impressive form of Ranheim’s given they are about to take on last term’s runners-up on Monday. The team led by the famous Man Utd star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opened the new campaign in a somewhat slower fashion, but they managed to rebound from recent failures by beating Stromsgodset 2-0 at home in mid-week.

Ranheim vs Molde Head-to-head

  • This will only be the second official head to head affair between Ranheim and Molde.
  • The first one took place five years ago when Molde took a demolishing 6-0 victory in the NM Cupen tie at home.
  • Teams shared spoils three more times in friendlies which saw Molde snatch one win and two draws.

Ranheim vs Molde Prediction

Svein Maalen’s side has been pretty impressive in the final third recently bagging as many as ten goals in last three wins over Levanger (NM Cupen), Odd and Kristiansund. Molde’s defensive line will thus be under a huge pressure on Monday and it will be very interesting to see how the visitors will react given they’ve played hot and cold on travels so far in the season.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men kept two clean sheets in four away matches so far, but conceded as many as six in the remaining two ties against the likes of Rosenborg and Sarpsborg 08. The hosts boast the best attacking record in the league after 10 rounds and we have to back them to net two or more goals here at the odds of 2.40 knowing they notched three in each of last two Eliteserien outings. The value is also decent in backing Ranheim not to lose at the odds of 1.60.

Ranheim vs Molde Bet Tips

  • Ranheim or Draw Double Chance @ 1.60
  • Ranheim Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40.