Stromsgodset vs Molde
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Monday, 26th June 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Marienlyst Stadion (Drammen).
The chips are down at Stromsgodset following a dismal run of form in recent weeks. Interestingly, the team had their problems since the start of the campaign, which is now exposed as we approach the half-way mark in the 2018 season.
Stromsgodset managed just 3 wins from their 13 matches so far alongside 5 draws and 5 losses. This is why they are staying at a 1 point gap above the relegation zone. However, their home record is pretty decent with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 6 games so far.
Molde are also in a spot of bother after falling 5 points behind the surprise leaders Brann. Despite this narrow gap, they are sitting at 6th in the league table, with the likes of Odd BK, Valerenga and Sarpsborg making a strong challenge for European spots along with the traditional powerhouse Rosenberg.
Molde are coming on the back of a convincing 3-0 home win against Tromso, which helped them bag their third win in the space of four games. However, the away form is pretty poor with 1 win coming from last 6 outings.
Stromsgodset vs Molde: Head-to-head
Molde came on top in their battle against Stromsgodset in recent season after managing 3 wins from four games while losing in 1. Last season, Molde won both legs with clear margins, 4-2 at home and 2-0 in the away leg.
Meanwhile, Stromsgodset had their success over Molde in two previous seasons – 2014 and 2013; when they were unbeaten in four games with 3 wins and a draw.
At home, Stromsgodset were on a three match winning streak against Molde, before it was put to an end by a 2-0 defeat last season.
Stromsgodset vs Molde: Prediction
This is a fixture that could go against the run of overall form. One must consider Stromsgodset as a determined home side. While Molde haven’t found their feet in away games so far this season. Moreover, the home side are desperate for a win and they could pull off a massive performance to bag a morale boosting result against a team sitting at the top half of the table.
Stromsgodset vs Molde: Bet Tips
FT – Home win for 2.15 odds with William Hill.