Norway and Swedish Top Flight Derbies Rock Sunday AfternoonPublished June 30, 2019 by Florin P
Three key matches that could ultimately decide the championships are scheduled this Sunday in the Norwegian Eliteserien and the Swedish Allsvenskan
Now that the most important European football leagues are on break, Sundays belong to Scandinavian football. Norwegian and Swedish first divisions provide the best alternatives to those who love football and three key matches are scheduled for this weekend. These are the kind of games that could determine the winners of the Norwegian Eliteserien and the Swedish Allsvenskan.
Molde Defend First Place against Surging Brann
Molde is the last Norwegian team to have won the Eliteserien before Rosenborg claimed the last three championships. They are decently well positioned to hope for another trophy, sitting in the first place with twice as many points as the reigning champions. The match against Brann is particularly important, since the teams in the second and third place are within striking distance and have two games in hand.
888 Sport trusts Molde to win this match, as they have home pitch advantage and have so far won all six games played at the Aker Stadium. Brann, however, are no pushovers and their performance on the road was rather impressive during the first month of summer. They were able to keep clean sheets in many games and will be aiming for a draw in this match played away from home.
Odd Grenland Takes on Bodo Glimt for the Second Place
Odd Grenland and Bodo Glimt are separated by only two points and both of them have two extra games to play. This means that they are within striking distance of the leader and could overtake them in July. What they need is a victory in this match and Odd Grenland are slight favorites at bet365 Sports, due to their home performance. They have won all six games so far and have the best defensive in the entire Norwegian Eliteserien, with just four goals conceded. By comparison, Bodo Glimt is the second-best scoring team in the championship and one of the most offensive ones when playing away from home.
Malmo and AIK Play a Potentially Title Deciding Derby
Malmo and AIK Solna are the teams that have won the Swedish Allsvenskan over the last three years. They are entitled to hope for another trophy this season, as they sit in the first and second place. Malmo are six points ahead, but they have played one more game, so AIK Solna could tie them for the lead if they win on Sunday. The match is scheduled at 2 PM UK time and Winner Sports offers identical odds of 9/5 on either team to win and 2/1 on the game to end undecided. Under these circumstances, it is worth taking a leap of faith with Malmo as they are undefeated at home and have won six out of seven games.