We have discussed Molde recently and especially how well they have adapted to life back in Tippeligaen following promotion in 2007, re-establishing themselves as a major player. They are currently in second place eight points clear of the third placed team, this means that they can play without fear and look at closing down Rosenborg's four point advantage at the top of the table. They have won their last five league starts, scoring for fun recently, with 13 goals in their last three matches alone. A draw will not help them much and given their position and boosted by the return of Holm and Tomaz Junior, I expect them to go out hunting the three points. They are ideally suited by playing away from home, where they break very quickly and already have six wins to their name.
Hosts are newly promoted and survival is the extenGood Luck.t of their ambition this season, I feel they will accomplish that, but expect them to struggle today. They are coming off a vital win last week, where they played well, but that is the one recent highlight in a dismal run.
6.5 points Molde -3/4 ball 1.94 asian line.
DENMARK SUPER LIGAEN
I am keen on the home side getting a handicap start. All is not well at Brondby, there are rumours of boardroom strife, they are missing several players today and they have looked defensively fragile in the 2-2 opening home draw with OB and even in two starts against poor Estonian opposition in the Europa League. Esberg are keen to avoid last year's relegation struggles and started with a useful point at Midtylland, they tend to perform well against the top teams here and have only lost this fixture to Brondby twice in nine meetings.
6.5 points Esbjerg +1/4 ball 1.93 asian line.
SUNDERLAND - ATLETICO MADRID
Going to try the "over" again here, I know that Sunderland let us down in the Benfica game, but how there was not at least one more goal in that game will remain one of life's great mysteries ! The Black Cats played well and had any number of chances to get on the scoresheet. These things have a habit of evening out and surely against free scoring ( and conceding) Atletico, there will be chances at both ends. The Spanish side are treating this as a serious warm up for the Champions League and most of their star names were in action in the opener with Ajax, when six goals were shared. That was an open high tempo game and I feel we will see more of the same today.
5.5 points "over" 2.75 goals 2.21 asian line.Good Luck.