Prediction of the week

PREDICTION OF THE WEEK
Norway – Eliteserien
Ranheim TF – Molde
18.08.2019 16:00 GMT
Molde to WIN

Ranheim, currently sitting at the 14th place of Eliteserien is going to host the best team in the league undoubtedly, Molde. While Ranheim has only 15 points after 15 rounds, Molde has been dominating the league from the start. The leaders have 33 points in 16 rounds with a score reading 10 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. 

First of all, it has been a disastrous campaign so far for Ranheim. They have only 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses with 17 goals scored and 26 conceded. In the last 5 matches they played in Eliteserien, they failed to win a single one. There is only a 2-point-gap between them and Sarpsborg 08, one of the two teams at the relegation zone. 

On the other hand, Molde has not secured the throne yet. They have played 2 games more than Bodø / Glimt and the point differential is only 4, which means that in case of a possible point loss, they will endanger the 1st position. Hence, they will need every single point in the following weeks. It is very highly unlikely for a team that has proven their quality to lose against one of the relegation candidates. Of course, in match-ups similar to this, there is always a possibility for an unexpected result. However, Ranheim lacks the quality and the motivation to do so. Therefore, the most reasonable pick to opt for here, is Molde to win.