Molde vs. Elfsborg Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 21, 2022 18:00 CET
Molde was very unlucky last season in the Conference League qualfiying and they hope that will change this year.
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In the last five years, Molde is consistently one of two best clubs in Norway. Two seasons ago, they made a huge step forward in Europe as well. They reached round of 16 in the Europa League where they were eliminated by Granada. Last season, Molde was very unlucky with a draw as they played against Trabzonspor in third round of the Conference League qualifying. That was the end of the road for them.
Molde is playing very good in the Norwegian League this season. After exactly half of the championship, they are in first place and they have a great chance to win domestic title. Molde certainly want to play in the Conference League group stage as well, but it won’t be end of the world if they don’t get there.
In the last 13 official matches, Molde won 11 times, and it was a draw twice. They are in great form before this clash with Elfsborg. Last weekend they beat Haugesund 1:0, although head coach Erling Moe rested some players. A win in the first match would make the job a lot easier and surely home players will do everything they can to achieve new triumph.
In the period between 2015 and 2020, Elfsborg didn’t have good results. In domestic league, they mostly finished in the middle of table and they were six years without European football. This has changed for a short time in the last two seasons, as they play poorly again. At the moment, Elfsborg is only in ninth place after 14 rounds in Allsvenskan.
Last season, Elfsborg played quite good in the Conference League qualifying. They knocked out Milsami and Velez Mostar, but were eliminated by Feyenoord on the last step before group stage. This year they were unlucky in the draw as Molde is one of the toughest opponents they could play against.
A few days ago, Elfsborg lost 3:0 against Hammarby and they are not welcoming this match in good form. This team always tends to play offensively and to score more goals, which will certainly leave a lot of space for Molde. To achieve a good result in Norway, it will be necessary for them to score at least one goal because it is unthinkable to expect them to save their own net.
Never in the past Molde and Elfsborg have played against each other.
Martin Ellingsen, Kristoffer Haraldseid and Sheriff Sinyan didn’t play for Molde in the last period so they won’t be able to help their teammates in this match. All players are available for Elfsborg.
Molde vs. Elfsborg Prediction
Molde is currently the best Norwegian team, while Elfsborg is average in Swedish football. Home team is also in much better form and it will be a surprise if they don’t achieve win in the first game in this tie.
Date and Time: 21.07.2022 18:00 CET
Pick: 1 (Molde to win)