Soccer match preview: Molde confident before travelling to Sandefjord

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Competition: Norway Eliteserien
Competition: Sat 12.June
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Komplett Arena (6600 seats)

This promises to be another interesting encounter at Komplett Arena in the Eliteserien. Sandefjord is in 14th position and welcome Molde in 4th place. Read all about the match here!

Insights:
  • Sandefjord have the fewest matches under the total-line (0) in Eliteserien
  • Molde have the most scored goals in the first half (10) in Eliteserien

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

This pitch has grass, which is not Molde's usual surface at their own ground. When playing on grass Molde have performed like this: Played 24 matches resulting in 13 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats with the goal stats 42-26 (scored/conceded).

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Sandefjord form and stats

Sandefjord are yet to win a home game, having collected 0 points from their first two Eliteserien games here at Komplett Arena. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Sandefjord, their manager H. Ødegaard and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

The fans are hoping that Sandefjord will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-3 away loss in the Eliteserien game against Vålerenga (placed 5th). Sander Moen Foss was "man of the match" with a rating of 7.12 out of 10. The defender Foss scored one goal and won 3 of 5 duels.

Preceding that match was the home game against Rosenborg that was lost 1-2.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Sandefjord at home in the league. 1 on target and 5 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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Molde form and stats

Things could have gone better for Molde in their Eliteserien away matches, but 5 points from 3 games is all right.

Molde are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 0-0 draw at Mjøndalen (placed 7th). Sheriff Sinyan was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 7.42. The defender Sinyan won 5 of 9 duels.

A 2-3 loss hosting Vålerenga before that.

After this away game Molde return home for a Eliteserien game against Sarpsborg 08. That game is only four sleeps after this.

The Molde manager E. Moe has got the team scoring on the road, with 6 away goals in 3 league matches. Molde struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 5 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Sandefjord victories, two draws and six Molde wins. Over/under statistics; eight of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

MoldeO. Omoijuanfo
O. Omoijuanfo
5 goals
SandefjordS. Foss
S. Foss
2 goals
SandefjordK. Normann Hansen
K. Normann Hansen
2 goals

Sandefjord missing players

Molde missing players

Sandefjord Molde
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
4 2 1 Played P 1 3 6
1 0 0 Won W 0 1 3
0 0 0 Drew D 1 2 2
3 2 1 Lost L 0 0 1
5 1 1 Scored S 3 6 14
9 5 2 Conceded C 3 5 8
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 67% 83%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 83%
100% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 67%
50% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 67% 67%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 100% 67% 50%
75% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 50%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 50%
25% 50% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 17%
 
4.8 4.5 5 Corners for (avg) C F 3 4.7 6.7
5.2 4.5 7 Corners against (avg) C A 3 5.3 5.2
1.5 1 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.7 1.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10 10.5 9 Shots (avg) S ( 4 8.7 12.2
4.8 3.5 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.7 5.8
26% 14% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 100% 55% 40%
Key stats in Eliteserien this season:
  • Molde have the most scored goals in the first half (10) in Eliteserien
  • Sandefjord have the fewest matches under the total-line (0) in Eliteserien
  • Sandefjord have the fewest points (0) at home in Eliteserien

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rosenborg 7 4 2 1 19 11 4 3 0 1 14 7 3 1 2 0 5 4 8 14
2 Bodø / Glimt 6 4 1 1 11 4 3 2 1 0 7 2 3 2 0 1 4 2 7 13
3 Kristiansund 6 4 0 2 5 5 3 2 0 1 2 2 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 12
4 Molde 6 3 2 1 14 8 3 2 0 1 8 3 3 1 2 0 6 5 6 11
5 Vålerenga 6 3 2 1 12 7 3 1 1 1 5 4 3 2 1 0 7 3 5 11
6 Viking 6 3 0 3 10 13 3 2 0 1 5 3 3 1 0 2 5 10 -3 9
7 Mjøndalen 4 1 2 1 5 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 5
8 Sarpsborg 08 4 1 2 1 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 5
9 Stabæk 4 1 2 1 6 6 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 1 1 2 4 0 5
10 Haugesund 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 5
11 Odd 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 5
12 Tromsø 6 1 2 3 6 12 3 0 1 2 4 8 3 1 1 1 2 4 -6 5
13 Strømsgodset 4 1 1 2 4 6 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 -2 4
14 Sandefjord 4 1 0 3 5 9 2 0 0 2 1 5 2 1 0 1 4 4 -4 3
15 Lillestrøm 4 1 0 3 3 7 2 1 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 -4 3
16 Brann 7 1 0 6 7 17 3 1 0 2 4 5 4 0 0 4 3 12 -10 3

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Eliteserien is at the top of the Norwegian football league system. Seasons run from March to November with the 16 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 240 fixtures. When all these are played, the top team in the league table is the the “League Winner” while the winner of the cup in Norway is the “Norwegian Champion”.