Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Molde will look to build on a thrilling 5-1 win over Tromso when they take on Haugesund in the Eliteserien round 14. Molde are determined to regain the domestic trophy, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to meet the goal. The attacking partnership of Fofana and Knudtzon was in a perfect working order at the weekend, meaning that the opposition back-line should have the duo at bay.
Defender Birk Risa is a major doubt after limping off with injury in the last league match, as well as Magnus Eikrem who is back to training. Haugesund, on the other hand, sit just above the relegation zone, and given their shaky defence, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of claiming a major scalp on Matchday 14. Kevin Martin Krygard has joined Sondre Liseth in Haugesund’s recovery room.
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.