The first qualifying round of the Champions League qualification for the season 2020/21 has started this late summer week. This time, the circumstances are all different: due to the pandemic, just 1 match will decide who is going to advance to the next round.
The Norwegian champions Molde are hosting another Nordic country, the Finnish champion KuPS at the Aker Stadion on Wednesday Night. Molde is now in a bad run of three defeats in four in the Eliteserien, although there have been rumors that Molde have had one eye on this clash for several weeks now. Nevertheless, the Norwegian champs are currently having tough times in their domestic league. They are currently on a two-match losing streak in Eliteserien which might have affected their confidence. Although a home advantage can play a crucial role in European nights.
Similarly, in their present season, the Finnish champions are also in trouble after nine rounds. They have lost their first match of the season last matchday and are second in the league table right now. However, in the previous season, KuPS have won the opening round of qualification in both legs against Vitebsk, Belarus. Unfortunately for KuPS, they could not advance against Legia Warsaw the last season losing with just one goal. However, looking at the away form of KuPS we see a clear unbeaten run with the majority of those games were back to back draws. From six previous matches on the road, they have only two wins.
With KuPS playing defensively and Molde in a shaky form at the moment, I don’t see Molde winning by more than one goal margin, especially when the 1st round of Champions League is just 1 leg competition. All in all, we back the +1.5 Asian Handicap for KuPS at VIP-IBC. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.