Sandefjord suffered an away defeat in the last match against Kristiansund with 3:1 after a complete reversal.
They started the match in a very good way, as they scored already in the 5th minute over Gussias and managed to keep their lead during the entire first part. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep their focus in the second part, when they conceded three goals over Bye, Skarsem, and Pellegrino, who didn’t let any surprises to occur in this one, as the hosts were strong favorites.
Sandefjord is currently at the 13th place, with just two points more than the red zone positioned Mjondalen.
Defensive midfielder Ze Eduardo (4/1) continues to be injured, with right defender Wembangomo (4/0) being doubtful for the moment.
Molde recorded a very convincing 4:1 home win in the last round against Valerenga. They were the favorites in this one, and they didn’t let that to be put in a question, at any moment.
Without any major difficulties, they scored four goals, one in the first part, and the rest of them in the second, allowing the guests only a comforting one in the late phase of the match and showing great efficiency without much of the ball possession.
With this victory, Molde is positioned at Europa leading second place, with only three points behind Bodo/Glimt and the Champions League ticket.
They will miss central defender Gregersen (3/1), while central back Haugen (3/1) and right-back Holmgren Pedersen (7/1) are doubtful. Forward Bolly (no performance anyway) is still out injured.
Goals should be all over this one
With Molde being a strong favorite in this one, I don’t put their victory into a question. They do look far better on the pitch from their opponents. With both teams being very efficient lately, especially the guests, a high number of goals is expected in this one.