Molde – Hibernian, Europa League Prediction
Molde and Hibernian made a boring 0-0 in the first game as the Scots had the advantage, but this was not particularly surprising because they were hosts.
Molde are in brilliant form and it is important to note that they score many goals in each game. Their coach, however, is one of the great names of world football and the legend of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who starts the his 4th season in the club. Molde destroyed the leader in the local championship, Brann, by 5-1 at the weekend, showing that they score for fun. Brann have ambitions for the title this season in Norway, but their only two defeats were from Molde as the first was no less impressive – 0-4 at home. Molde are in a series of 7 consecutive wins as hosts and in all of them scored at least 2 goals and overall scored 26 goals in them. They have not participated in the Europa League since 2016, when they were eliminated from Sevilla in the spring.
Hibernian have never been in the Europa League group stage and in the last match with Molde reached their third clean sheet in their history in this tournament. Even more – before this season in the Europa League they had only one win in the tournament. Their matches so far in the Europa League were very high goal scoring, especially with NSI, where there was a serenade of 17 goals for two games, which is amazing. Now they will have very tough test in the face of Molde, which will probably not be able to pass.
Our prediction will be Molde to qualify at 1.65 as for all the impressive statistics, we recommend you also to try “Molde over 1.5 team goals” at the odds of 1.85.Their home form and European traditions will definitely have an impact in this clash, and Norwegians should be the ultimate winner and go trough.
Martin Ellingsen(M) is out injured and has failed to make an appearance for Molde all season.
Their two goalkeepers, Bogdn and Marciano, are still injured. McGregor(D) is under serious question and the newcomer from Man City, Agyepong, still have no permission so he’s going to miss the game, too.