Club Brugge vs Molde Prediction & Match Preview

Club Brugge go head-to-head against Molde on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 14/03/2024 at 17:00

Jan Breydel Stadion will be packed when Club Brugge and Molde lock horns in the Conference League last 16, second leg. Club Brugge aim to overcome a one-goal deficit in front of home fans and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday’s encounter. Talented midfielder Raphael Onyedika is back from the Jupiler League ban, while Hugo Vetlesen is back to the starting XI after missing the first leg through illness.

Molde, on the other hand, will try to defend their slim lead in the reverse fixture, but seeing that Club Brugge are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the Norwegians will return home empty-handed. Mathias Lovik is back from suspension, whilst Erik Haugan is unlikely to feature after limping off with injury in the first leg. Halldor Stenevik is widely expected to step up.

How the bookies view it

Club Brugge are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 4/9 by a5game. A victory for Molde is valued at 6/1 by yyslot while wjcasino is offering odds of 15/4 for a draw.

Club Brugge x Molde

Head to head

Last week’s clash was the first ever meeting between Club Brugge and Molde.

Players to watch

Igor Thiago is expected to make his return from a foot injury and will be the one to watch for Club Brugge. The striker has 10 goals in his last 10 appearances and is priced at 23/20 to find the net on Thursday.

Molde will be looking to Fredrik Gulbrandsen to provide the spark in attack after netting the winner in the first leg. The forward now has five goals in his last three matches and is priced at 4/1 by wjcasino to find the net on Thursday.

Recent Meetings

This will only be the second head-to-head encounter between Club Brugge and Molde.

Molde celebrated a 2-1 victory in the first leg of this tie seven days ago at Aker Stadion courtesy of a Fredrik Gulbrandsen last-gasp winner.

Club Brugge vs Molde Prediction

Despite being on a winter break, Molde produced a couple of outstanding performances in the Conference League knockout-round playoffs. They picked up wins over Legia Warsaw both home and away, scoring three goals in each of the outings along the way. Club Brugge kept just two clean sheets in the previous eleven outings across competitions and we would by no means be surprised to see the Norwegian outfit scoring on Thursday. The visitors should have plenty of room to deliver in the final third as Club Brugge will need to risk more to annul the one-goal deficit from the first leg. In these circumstances, we like the Both Teams To Score pick at the 1.80 odds.

Club Brugge are labelled as heavy favourites here but we just can’t see any value in backing their win at the 1.45 odds. Molde pulled off some strong performances in the UEFA Europa League group stage and they showed quality by beating Legia Warsaw in both knockout-round playoffs legs in the Conference League. On the other side, Club Brugge have managed just two wins in the previous six fixtures across competitions. We will back Molde to win or draw double chance bet at the attractive 2.62 odds.