Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Aker Stadion will host Thursday’s Conference League game between Molde and Legia, who meet for the first time since August 2013. Back then Legia eliminated Molde on away goals rule in the Champions League qualifiers and, no doubt, the Norwegians are hungry for revenge. The good news for the hosts is that Martin Linnes has overcome his injury, while both Jacob Karlstrom and Erling Knudtzon are sidelined with injuries.
Kosta Runjaic’s troops, on the other hand, restarted the domestic campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ruch Chorzow. Anyhow, Molde and Legia seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to share the spoils in the first leg. As for the away team, forward Tomas Pekhart made his return from injury at the weekend, while defender Ramil Mustafaev remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Team (Molde):
Based in Molde, Norway, Molde FK are one of the most successful Eliteserien clubs of the century. The Blues won their fourth domestic championship in 2019, with the team finishing the process 14 points clear of second-place Bodo.
However, Molde failed to defend their trophy the following season as Bodo looked unstoppable in the Norwegian top flight. Speaking of the Norwegian Cup, the Blues clinched their fourth silverware in 2014, with the team beating Odd 2-0 in the title game. The Eliteserien outfit play home games at Aker Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 11,249 spectators.
Thanks to a second-place finish in the 1998 Eliteserien campaign, Molde qualified for the Champions League for the first time ever. As a result, the likes of Real, Porto, and Olympiakos visited Norway. Molde are well known for their blue shirts and white shorts, with the team wearing white jerseys and blue shorts when playing on the road.