FC Copenhagen vs Molde prediction 08.02.2024

FC Copenhagen

FC Copenhagen

3 : 1

Molde

Molde

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  • Competition: Atlantic Cup
  • Date: Thursday, 8th February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
  • Venue: Estádio Algarve (Faro/Loulé)

On Thursday evening, Denmark's most prestigious club, FC Copenhagen, will face off against Norway's Cup winner, Molde, in a friendly match at Atlantic Cup at Estádio Algarve in Portugal. 

Last season, FC Copenhagen won both the Cup and the league title, but this season, they will not be able to repeat that, as Silkeborg already knocked them out of the Cup in the Quarterfinals. Also, with back-to-back losses in the league, they dropped to 3rd place and are now three points away from the top spot. So, this winter break came at the right moment for the popular Lions. On the other hand, FC Copenhagen did great in the Champions League, securing the 1/8 Finals, where they will face last season's winner, Manchester City.

For Molde, the domestic season is already over, and they managed to save it by winning the Cup and securing Europe that way since they failed to do so via league finish. They finished 5th, 19 points away from the top spot! Still, they did fine in Europe, finishing 3rd in Europa League group H and qualifying for the Europa Conference League 1/16 Finals, where they will face Legia. 

FC Copenhagen vs Molde pick: Over 2.5 goals

FC Copenhagen mostly played high-scoring games this season, especially in the domestic competitions. In the Superliga, 70% of their games finished with three or more goals. Also, in the Atlantic Cup, they have played two games and have won one and lost one. But more importantly for our bet, they were both times over 2.5 goals with an incredible six goals per game!

Since the season finished, Molde played two friendly games (one in the Atlantic Cup), winning them both with five scored goals. Also, they were over 2.5 goals in both of those games.

We can see a clear pattern from these teams in recent friendly games. They are constantly playing high-scoring games with both teams scoring, and we would be surprised if we would see a different scenario in this match. We believe that over 2.5 goals is the safest option for this Atlantic Cup game. 

FC Copenhagen vs Molde Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Copenhagen

    1 : 1

    Molde

    Club Friendlies 1

  2. Molde

    1 : 2

    FC Copenhagen

    Europa League

  3. FC Copenhagen

    2 : 1

    Molde

    Europa League

FC Copenhagen

FC Copenhagen team news

FC Copenhagen's total market value is around 84.5 million euros, which is almost three times bigger than Molde.

Three backup players will remain sidelined due to injuries: Davit Khocholava, Andreas Cornelius, and Theo Sander. 

It will be interesting to see who will start vs Molde, considering coach Jacob Neestrup used pretty different starting lineups in the previous two games in this competition. 

Last matches of FC Copenhagen

  1. FC Copenhagen

    1 : 2

    Brondby

    Atlantic Cup

  2. Elfsborg

    4 : 5

    FC Copenhagen

    Atlantic Cup

  3. Sparta Prague

    2 : 0

    FC Copenhagen

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Rangers FC

    2 : 2

    FC Copenhagen

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. FC Copenhagen

    1 : 0

    Galatasaray

    Champions League

FC Copenhagen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson

Defenders

  • 22

    Peter Ankersen

  • 2

    Kevin Diks

  • 26

    Scot McKenna

  • 19

    Elias Jelert

Midfielders

  • 12

    Lukas Lerager

  • 33

    Rasmus Falk

  • 9

    Diogo Goncalves

Forwards

  • 30

    Mohamed Achouri

  • 40

    Roony Bardghji

  • 10

    Mohamed Elyounoussi

Molde

Molde team news

A right full-back, Martin Linnes, suffered an injury in the previous game and had to leave the field after 18 minutes. He will most likely miss the upcoming game as well.

Additionally, for this match, the team will miss key midfielder Emil Breivik due to a broken tibia. The team's best goalkeeper, Jacob Karlstrom, will also miss the game due to injury, and we will most likely see 22-year-old Oliver Petersen on the goal.

Last matches of Molde

  1. Molde

    2 : 1

    Midtjylland

    Atlantic Cup

  2. Molde

    3 : 1

    Kristiansund

    Club Friendlies 3

  3. Bayer Leverkusen

    5 : 1

    Molde

    Europa League

  4. Bodo/Glimt

    0 : 1

    Molde

    NM Cup

  5. Molde

    1 : 1

    HamKam

    Eliteserien

Molde lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Oliver Petersen

Defenders

  • 2

    Martin Bjørnbak

  • 19

    Eirik Haugan

  • 3

    Casper Øyvann

Midfielders

  • 31

    Mathias Fjørtoft Løvik

  • 15

    Markus Kaasa

  • 20

    Kristian Eriksen

  • 7

    Magnus Wolff Eikrem

  • 28

    Kristoffer Haugen

Forwards

  • 10

    Eric Kitolano

  • 8

    Fredrik Gulbrandsen

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. FC Copenhagen averaged six goals in the first two Atlantic Cup games
  2. FC Copenhagen were over 2.5 goals in four of the last five games 
  3. Molde scored five goals in the last two friendly matches

Main prediction FC Copenhagen - Molde

Over 2.5 goals

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FC Copenhagen vs Molde- FAQ

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Who could be the goalscorer for FC Copenhagen?

Roony Bardghji, who scored one goal in the previous game vs Brondby.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Molde?

Fredrik Gulbrandsen, who scored one goal in the previous game vs Midtjylland.