Start vs Molde
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Sparebanken Sor Arena (Kristiansand).
Start host Molde for their Matchday 27 clash on Monday evening after picking up their form with a somewhat more lenient schedule recently, earning five wins and suffering just a single loss in their last six outings across competitions.
They’ve beaten Sarpsborg 08 and Tromso in their last two outings and prove themselves as a very tough side to beat at Sparebanken Sor Arena, as Kjetil Rekdal now surely wants his men to build on such records and put on a tough challenge ahead of the top 3 rivals on the day.
Molde will be more of a challenge, though, and they now look to extend a streak where they haven’t suffered a loss since August. They’ve bagged five wins and two draws in their last seven outings, including a thriller 2-2 draw against Sarpsborg last week, where they’ve seen some defensive slipups at home ground once again – but we don’t feel this will see them distraught ahead of the trip to Kristiansand.
Start vs Molde: Head-to-head
- Molde haven’t suffered a loss to Start since 2013.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men have bagged four wins and three draws in last seven head-to-head clashes.
- We’ve been used to narrower contests at this ground, as Start regularly put on tougher challenges and snatch points.
Start vs Molde: Prediction
We will now back Molde to build on such records and snatch a narrow win at Sparebanken Sor Arena, which comes priced at 1.85. We have seen them very solid lately and we’ll surely see them just as motivated to build on their top 3 spot on the day.
However, we don’t expect a thriller on our hands this time around as both sides’ base recent success on tough defensive displays before anything else. With that in mind, we’re now also going for a low-scoring match and Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.07 – which looks like great value at this point!
Start vs Molde: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10).