Sarpsborg vs Molde
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion.
Like most teams at the bottom half of the table, the hosts have given away more goals than they have scored. The latest fixture saw them lose to Rosenborg away from home conceding a whopping five goals. So there is a high chance that they will have a disappointing night on Saturday too.
Molde needs to close the gap between them and the toppers Bodo/Glimt. Currently, the reigning champions are second in the table with only four points from the top. They have lost some crucial points due to two recent defeats to Sandefjord and Brann. In the games so far they had trouble in defense which could be a problem in the latter part of the season.
Sarpsborg vs Molde: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Molde won the last meeting with Sarpsborg in July 2019 by a score of 2-1.
- They are unbeaten in the last five head to head matches with this opposition.
- Both sides found the back of the net in all those five matches.
- All four of those five games also had more than 2.5 goals in total.
- The home team remains unbeaten in the four previous meetings at this ground.
- The majority of their clashes here had more than 2.5 goals.
- Sarpsborg is on a four-match unbeaten run at home.
- The visitors have lost both of their last two matches on the road.
Sarpsborg vs Molde: Prediction
Even though Molde has lost both recent away games back to back, they are still one of the best away teams this season. So grabbing all three points will not be easy for the home team. They are on a four-match unbeaten run but all those games were against inferior opposition. I think both of them have equal chances of winning this one. Since the last two meetings at this ground were consecutive draws I am backing a similar result this weekend.
The Champs have conceded plenty of goals in away matches this season. Five goals have been given away in the two recent games on the road. Both teams have scored in all five previous head to head games too. So I am backing the match to draw with both teams scoring goals.
Sarpsborg vs Molde: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.70 (27/10).
Both teams to score @ 1.67 (2/3).