Sports activities Mole previews Thursday’s Europa League conflict between Molde and Dundalk, together with predictions, workforce information and potential lineups.
The Norwegian aspect are second within the standings, degree on factors with third-place Speedy Vienna, with two rounds of fixtures to go.
Molde’s back-to-back defeats towards Arsenal has given Speedy an opportunity to make up a six-point deficit on the Eliteserien champions.
Not since November 2012 have they misplaced three European video games in a row, and so they enter this residence conflict with Dundalk as sturdy favourites.
The Irish guests are competing within the competitors correct for the second time – an achievement in itself – however have but to get off the mark with a primary level.
The Lilywhites misplaced 2-1 at residence to Molde within the reverse fixture and have since misplaced to Arsenal and twice to Speedy Vienna.
Excluding qualifying video games, Dundalk are actually winless of their final 21 away video games in all European competitions since profitable their first ever such match towards FC Zurich in 1963.
The three-1 residence loss to Speedy final trip implies that Filippo Giovagnoli‘s fees can now not attain the primary knockout stage.
It’s all to play for so far as Molde are involved, although, with an opportunity to open up a three-point margin on matchday six opponents Speedy, who face Arsenal on Thursday.
The hosts enter this sport on the again of two wins of their final three in all competitions. Dundalk have an an identical file, together with a 11-Zero cup win at Athlone City on Sunday.
Molde have received all three of their earlier conferences with Irish opponents, in the meantime, whereas Dundalk misplaced 2-1 to Rosenborg of their solely earlier encounter with a Norwegian aspect.
Molde Europa League type: WWLL
Molde type (all competitions): WLDWLW
Dundalk Europa League type: LLLL
Dundalk type (all competitions): DLLWLW
Patrick McEleney was one in all 9 totally different scorers in Dundalk’s file win over Athlone, on high of offering 5 assists, which can do his probabilities of beginning this sport no hurt.
Giovagnoli made 4 modifications to his lineup for that sport and, regardless of being out of the competitors, he’s anticipated to go together with his strongest potential XI on Thursday.
Molde have a settled system and never many modifications – if any – are anticipated from final trip.
Molde potential beginning lineup:
Linde; Wingo, Gregersen, Sinyan, Risa; Aursnes, Hussain; Hestad, Eikrem, Elingsen; James
Dundalk potential beginning lineup:
Rogers; Cleary, Boyle, Hoare; Gannon, Sloggett, Shields, Dummigan; Colovic, McMillan, Duffy
We are saying: Molde 3-1 Dundalk
Dundalk might have misplaced all 4 of their Group B matches – and eight in a row general within the competitors – however they’ve a minimum of scored in three of these defeats.
This won’t be an easy sport for Molde, however they’ve received 4 and drawn one in all their final six residence video games and can absolutely have sufficient high quality to choose up the factors right here.
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