Molde vs Sevilla – Europa League.
Aker Stadion, Molde – 25 February, 20:05.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Even though they were the most pleasant surprise of Europa League group stages, Molde are almost without chances to eliminate Sevilla after they were easily beaten 3 – 0 in first leg. Now, it seems like all those great matches against Ajax and Fenerbahce were for nothing, but this small team from Norway have made historic step by entering playoffs. I don’t think they have much chances to avoid defeat in second match as well, because latest form and results have been awful. Bookmakers are leaving them without chances if we are going to judge by odds; home win odds sky rocketed to 4/1, while Sevilla to win is 7/10 at the moment. It is definitely worth mentioning that Molde have lost last 5 matches they have played.
Probably one of the main reasons why are Molde suddenly struggling to find good form is lack of competitive matches. Norway EliteSerien League is on hold for more than two months now, scheduled to start on 13th March. Molde have tried to play some friendly matches but they were defeated by different opponents like Kristiansund, Krylya Sovetov, AIK, Goteborg… Their ambitions in the upcoming season are not so high as club board would probably be thrilled with one of top 5 positions.
On the other hand, their opponents Sevilla are having decent season and results so far. Their main issue lately is really poor defending, as they have conceded 5 goals in last 3 Primera Division matches against, fairly speaking weak opponents like Rayo Vallecano and Levante. Kevin Gameiro is having a season of his dreams; so far he scored 17 goals and he could consider himself unlucky for playing in same league as Messi and Ronaldo. I believe he would be strong MVP candidate in any other country.
Molde vs Sevilla Betting Tips:
Draw 16/5 – Get best odds here.
Both teams to score 8/13 – Get best odds here.
Munoz to score anytime 8/11 – Get best odds here.