Molde to continue table-topping form

    14 Jun 2019 | Eliteserien | Preview
    Molde to continue table-topping form
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    Norwegian Eliteserien league leaders Molde host ninth-place Ranheim on Sunday at the Aker Stadium. Molde are level on points with Odds Ballklubb with 22 points but sit atop the league thanks to their +14-goal difference.

    Molde had been cruising along in the league posting a 6W-1D-1L record after eight games. However, their recent form has been up and down with two losses in their last three matches.

    Ranheim head into the weekend in fine form. Svein Maalen’s team has won two matches on the bounce and sit ninth with 13 points from possible 30. Although they sit nine points off of Molde, Ranheim could pull closer with a massive win at the weekend.

    Erling Moe has watched his Molde side compile a perfect five wins from five at home this term. The Aker Stadium has been turned into a fortress as the league leaders have scored 16 times while conceding just two at home.

    Four of Molde’s last five home matches all ended in over 2.5 goals scored. Their most recent home win over Viking saw Molde win 5-1.

    Striker Ohi Omoijuanfro has tallied nine goals in 11 appearances while midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem has chipped in with six. The duo has accounted for 65% of Molde’s goals.

    Ranheim have posted the fourth best away points total this term. They have collected seven points from 15 possible. Goals have been in short supply on Ranheim’s travels, however. They have scored just five times while allowing four at the opposite end.

    Two of Ranheim’s five away fixtures this season in the Eliteserien have finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Against the league leaders on Sunday, goals should be expected as Ranheim face off with the Eliteserien’s most potent attack.

    Forward Michael Karlsen leads Ranheim in goals with three in 10 appearances. Mads Reginiussen has added a further two goals for Ranheim.

    The two clubs have been evenly matched over their last six meetings. Molde have posted a 2W-2D-2L record against Ranheim in their last six games in all competitions. Ranheim won both Eliteserien matches between the clubs in 2018 as Molde missed out on the league title.

    Goals have been on the menu when the two teams have met. Four of their last six games in all competitions featured over 2.5 goals scored. Last season’s league fixtures saw the two teams combine for over 3.5 goals in each of their games.

    Sunday’s fixture will see the teams once again combine for over 3.5 goals as Molde pick up another win at home. Ranheim will push the league leaders, but Molde will come out on top as both teams score.

    Predictions for Eliteserien

    Home team - Away team Tip
    flag_12 No1
    ValerengaMolde FK
    24/11/2019 18:00
    2
    flag_12 No1
    Ranheim FotballLillestrom SK
    24/11/2019 18:00
    1
    flag_12 No1
    Sarpsborg 08FK Haugesund
    24/11/2019 18:00
    X
    flag_12 No1
    Odd BKTromso IL
    24/11/2019 18:00
    1

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