Our prediction for this Norway Eliteserien match:
Molde will be looking to keep their title hopes alive when they take on Sarpsborg 08 in the opening match of round 15. Molde are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but they face yet another must-win situation against Sarpsborg. Both Magnus Eikrem and Martin Ellingsen remain in the recovery room, but there are no suspended players in the home team. Eric Kitolano should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in a 4-0 win over Valerenga.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Stromsgodset (2-5) and Ham Kam (2-3) in the previous two league fixtures and given their shaky defence, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. As for the away team, there are no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Romsdal.
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.