Match Preview: Molde 2-1 Granada CF Predictions and Betting Tips 18.03.2021

Molde – Granada CF Predictions & Tips For Today, March 18, 2021.

League: Europa League – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Match: 18:55 Molde – Granada CF
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.32
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Molde must take inspiration from their second-leg performance against Hoffenheim (W 2-0) in the last round of the UEFA Europa League (UEL), after losing this tie’s first leg by the same scoreline. However, they need to enter uncharted territory to progress as their only previous win over a Spanish side in UEFA competition was via a one-goal margin (D3, L5).
  • Although this game takes place at a neutral venue, they’ll take confidence from losing just one of their last 13 UEL games as the designated home side (W9, D3 – including qualifiers), five wins therein came by at least a three-goal margin. However, taking control early would be a surprise as they haven’t scored before the 25th minute in seven such matches.
  • Granada followed up their first-leg win with a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad at the weekend that saw them score for a tenth consecutive competitive match (W4, D1, L5). They’ve enjoyed their European debut this term, seeing off Napoli in the last round and keeping seven clean sheets to date (W8, D2, L2 – including qualifiers).
  • With their sole UEL away defeat this term coming via a one-goal margin (W4, D1), the omens are good for the Spanish side here, although one win in seven competitive away games (D2, L4) is a concern. Curiously, three (60%) of their last five UEL away goals came between the 55th and 70th minute.
  • Players to watch: Molde captain Magnus Wolff Eikrem has led by example having scored three goals in nine UEL appearances this term. Meanwhile, Roberto Soldado scored Granada’s second strike in the first leg and could settle any nerves with an early goal – six of his nine competitive goals this term arrived before HT.
  • Hot stat: Of the sides that reached the knockouts via the group stages, no team has conceded fewer goals per UEL game on average this term than Granada (0.56).
Head-to-head matches: MOLDE – GRANADA CF
11.03.21 EL Granada CF Molde 2 : 0

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