Norwegian giants Molde have been stuttering in the last few matches, and go to their UEFA Conference League game against Servette seeking a return to winning ways. Ahead of this second qualifying round, first leg clash, they conceded a last-minute goal and ended up drawing 1-1 with Lillestrom. That was the second of three matches that they’d failed to win, having earlier suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Sarpsborg. With a run of three wins in the last five and three clean sheets, the hosts will hold the favorites tag and they should be guided by the urge to return to winning ways here. Three times in their last five matches, they’ve scored two or more goals and they’ve only conceded two goals in those five matches. At no point in their last nine matches have they conceded more than a goal, while six of their last 10 matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored. At home, they have four straight wins and in each of the last seven home matches, they’ve scored two or more goals.
Servette are coming from a 3-1 loss to French side Olympique Marseille and will hope to turn on their winning form, having failed in the last five matches. They are yet to kick off their season, and are going into this game straight from four preseason friendly matches. In three of their last five matches, they’ve suffered losses. The Swiss side has no clean sheet in the last five matches but failed to score in just one of them. Three times in the five matches, they’ve conceded two or more goals and three of the matches have produced over 2.5 goals. They’ve managed to score two goals in a game just once in the last five matches.
Molde and Servette are teams on two extreme ends; Molde currently on with their season, topping their league and going to this clash on a good run of form. On the other hand, Servette are just coming from preseason and with an unconvincing run. Molde have been scoring a lot and consistently, whereas Servette are also not so poor in attack, though they don’t score a lot. Sticking with the goals scored or conceded in their recent games, we will be backing this to yield over 2.5 goals.