Sunday, 01 October 2023, 18:00
Sunday's match between Molde and Viking at the Aker Stadion promises to be an intriguing battle between two strong sides in the Norway Eliteserien. Viking will be determined to extend their lead at the top of the table, while Molde will be eager to close the gap on the teams above them, especially third-placed Tromso. With both teams likely to give their all in pursuit of victory, this clash is shaping up to be a thrilling contest with plenty of excitement for football fans to look forward to. Previews, possible starting 11, expert tips, and odds are provided below.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Molde have been on a relatively decent run of form lately, which is encouraging for their ambitions in the Norwegian top-flight football league. In their last match, they managed to secure a 1-0 victory against Kjelsas in the NM Cup, earning them a spot in the final against Bodo/Glimt.
Their recent league match ended in a 1-1 draw against Stromsgodset. Molde currently occupy the 5th position in the league table with 41 points from 22 games. This includes an impressive tally of 48 goals scored, showcasing their attacking prowess, and conceding 24 goals, which is a relatively solid defensive record.
However, they find themselves 10 points behind Viking, who currently lead the league standings, and 4 points behind third-place Tromso. To secure a spot in European competition for the next season, Molde will need to continue performing consistently and making up ground in the league standings. A win in their upcoming clash would certainly help them move closer to the third position and increase their chances of achieving their European football ambitions.
Viking enter their upcoming clash with Molde in impressive form, boasting an unbeaten streak that has extended for 15 matches across all competitions. In their most recent league fixture, they secured a thrilling 4-3 victory against Sandefjord, further demonstrating their attacking prowess. However, it's worth noting that Molde were the last team to defeat Viking, back in June in a closely contested match that ended 4-3. That victory for Molde was secured with the help of a late winner from Ola Brynhildsen in the 90+3rd minute.
Currently, Viking occupy the top spot in the league standings with 51 points from 22 games, indicating their dominance in the Norwegian top-flight football league. They have been prolific in front of goal, scoring 50 goals, while conceding 29 goals, which suggests they are well-balanced both in attack and defense.
Given their impressive form and position at the top of the league table, Viking will be highly motivated to maintain their unbeaten run and avoid a repeat of their previous loss to Molde. This clash promises to be a thrilling encounter between two strong teams with a history of producing high-scoring games.
Possible Starting 11
Molde - Jacob Karlstrøm, Eirik Haugan, Casper Oyvann, Martin Ellingsen, Martin Linnes, Kristian Eriksen, Eirik Hestad, Emil Breivik, Kristoffer Haugen, Magnus Eikrem, Fredrik Gulbrandsen.
Viking - Patrik Gunnarsson, Yann-Erik de Lanlay, Djibril Diop, David Brekalo, Shayne Pattynama, Joe Bell, Markus Solbakken, Harald Tangen, Sander Svendsen, Lars-Jorgen Salvesen, Zlatko Tripic.
Expert Betting Tips
The upcoming clash between Molde and Viking is indeed expected to be a closely contested match, with both sides eager to secure the points. Given their recent performances and strong attacking capabilities, it's quite plausible that both teams will manage to find the back of the net during the game. Additionally, the first half could potentially end in a draw as both teams assess each other's strategies and seek opportunities to gain an advantage.
- BTTS for 1.60 odds
- HT: X for 2.50 odds
- Over 3 for 1.80 odds