Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
There will be fireworks when Servette and Molde face each other at Stade de Geneve in the Conference League second qualifying round, return leg. Molde are with one foot in round 3 following a 3-0 win over Servette, but head coach Erling Moe must warn his men against complacency. Ohi Omoijuanfo, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Erling Moe is likely to field the best possible side in Thursday’s clash after resting several first-team regulars in the Norwegian Cup triumph over Spjelkavik. Servette, on the other hand, have no other option but to go all guns blazing at Molde. A high-scoring affair is on the cards at Stade de Geneve, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. It has to be noted that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Servette’s last three games in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Magnus Wolff Eikrem ):
Magnus Wolff Eikrem is a Norwegian footballer who was born in Molde on August 8, 1990. As expected, he started his youth career at his hometown club Molde in 2002, but four years later Manchester United scouts brought him to England. Eikrem returned to Molde in 2011, scoring six goals in 68 league appearances for the Blues in the Eliteserien.
After his spells with Heerenveen, Cardiff City, Malmo, and Seattle Sounders, the Norway midfielder made yet another return to Molde in 2018. Eikrem has been playing for the Blues ever since, establishing himself as one of the team’s key players.
Speaking of his international career, he scored two goals in 12 appearances for the Norway U21 team, while making his debut with the senior team in a 1-1 draw with Denmark on January 15, 2012. He replaced Markus Henriksen after 75 minutes. He is the son of former Molde footballer Knut Hallvard Eikrem.
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.