Molde vs Lillestrom by 20legend

Molde
VS
Lillestrom
Molde managed to get all three points in their opening match agaianst Kristiansund (0-1) back on Saturday. It was not the most entertaining game though, but Molde was the leading team in team. KBK was not able to put the pressure on their big brother as they were hoping to with the ball going too slow. Molde's offensive play was not on maximum either, but the movement of the striker Bjorn Bergman Sigurdarson was recognizable. Also the quick feet of Fredrik Brustad was presented with his goal being the only one in this game. Molde has not impressed during the last two years so they really need a goal getter to show the way if Solskjaer's men should be figthing for a top 3 position. The signs from Sigurdarson and Brustad looke promising for him. Molde is facing their biggest rivals Rosenborg away from home on the upcoming Saturday which could mean that Solskjaer will rest some key-players tonight. Winger Mattias Moström is still doubtful while defender Sonni Ragnar Nattestad will miss the whole season.

 

Lillestrom comes from a win agaisnt Sandefjord (2-1) on Sunday, but it was far from any impressive win. Sandefjord shocked them with a goal after 22 minutes and was the better team for 87 minutes of the game. Lillestrom did not manage to step up before the very end of the game as Sandefjord constantly interrrupted their way of playing. It was not until Lillestrom made a substitution with their new striker Skoda that it turned around. Lillestrom scored two goals in the final eight minutes which gave them the important win, but also a boost of confidence towards a much tougher away game tonight. Their defebsive midfielder Bonke Innocent (1/0) is strongly doubtful.

 

I have my doubts about Molde being able to fight among the top 3 teams this season, but their start agaisnt KBK was promising. Solskjaer gave his striker Sigurdarson a lot of credit after the game which also tells a lot about how important it is for Molde to keep him in form. Lillestrom was a dissapointment in their first game as I had expected a lot more from them at home against one of the defensively weakest opponents in the league. Aker Stadion is the venue for tnight's game and it has an artifical surface that definetley fits Molde best. Lillestrom is used to natural grass where they can use their physical appereance to battle in their wins with set pieces as their best weapon. Molde plays a lot more technical kind of football and I give Molde the upper hand in this game even if they could rest some players from the start here. pin
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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Molde Pinnacle 1.60 8 2-1 WON (+4.8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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