Hoffenheim vs Molde
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: PreZero Arena, Sinsheim.
It all points towards goals galore on Thursday evening when Hoffenheim and Molde will meet each other for the second time in seven days.
The Norwegians showed a fantastic team spirit to come back from a two-goal deficit on two separate occasions. They fought their way to a 3-3 draw in the first leg played on the neutral venue of the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal.
It’s thus all to play for ahead of the reverse fixture this Thursday at PreZero Arena in Sinsheim.
It is hard not to look at Hoffenheim as clear favourites to advance, though. First of all, they’ve scored three goals in the “away fixture”.
Secondly, they are generally the stronger of the two teams. Finally, they showed a spectacular performance in the 4-0 drubbing of Werder Bremen on Sunday. The team led by Sebastian Hoeness thus bagged as many as seven goals in the last two games.
Can they keep such stellar attacking form going here against the Norwegians?
Hoffenheim vs Molde Head-to-head
- This will only be the second head to head clash between the two outfits.
- Molde managed to come back from a two-goal deficit twice when the teams met each other seven days ago in Spain. The game ended in a 3-3 draw.
Hoffenheim vs Molde Prediction
Although there has not been much to suggest Molde’s success in the first leg against Hoffenheim either, Erling Moe’s men managed to stun the world with a fine attacking showing on the occasion.
However, they are severely handicapped in this match-up due to the fact the new season of the Norwegian Eliteserien will not start before the next month. Molde, who finished the domestic league campaign as runners-up, have thus not played a competitive game since mid-December last year.
We can hardly look past the home win pick here. However, who can bet against Molde scoring here after they’ve out three past the Germans seven days ago?
This is why Hoffenheim to win & Both Teams To Score is a standout betting option, priced up at the 2.37 odds. Andrej Kramaric could miss out for the hosts once again, but the likes of Ihlas Bebou (three goals in the last four appearances) and Munas Dabbur (four goals in the last three appearances) should really hurt Molde’s defensive line here.