Big Saturday Multiple: Pressure on Solskjaer as Molde prop up the division

25May 2013



Jonno Turner looks around the continent to pick three away selections in with a fighting chance, at whopping odds of 70's


We're off to Bulgaria for our first pick of this three team multiple - and there's a derby in Bulgaria, as relegation-threatened Lokomotiv Sofia welcome rivals CSKA  Sofia to the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium.


The hosts go into this clash occupying the final relegation place, two points behind Botev Vratsa - and with this clash their last of the season, they must win in  order to keep their top tier status alive.


That makes this derby clash with their city rivals a huge game, and boss Nikolay Mitov will be desperate for his players to engineer a turnaround of a run which has  seen them win just one of their last five outings.


And just two victories from their last 10 league games on their own patch suggests that the Asparuhov isn't quite the fortress it once was.


CSKA travel to face their rivals having finished third in the division - and are on a cracking run which has seen them unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 league outings.


And 11 goals smashed in their last five encounters - with just three conceded - shows just how dominant Milen Radukanov's side have been of late.


The visitors have are unbeaten in five of their last six meetings with their rivals, and although they have 'nothing to play for' this afternoon, they will not want to  lose this derby clash.


Bet 1: CSKA Sofia @ 5.6


Switching our attentions to Switzerland now - and there's not much to separate Sion and Thun in terms of league places, their respective forms tell a different story.


The hosts, Sion, go into this clash sitting five in the Super League - and go into this one having lost their last three on the bounce, and in the bigger picture, have  won just one from eight.


Michel Decastel's side will be desperate to arrest that slump here, but 13 goals conceded in their last three, with NONE scored, will have knocked confidence in a big  way in the home camp.


Visitors Thun, on the other hand, come into this clash high in morale - and are looking to make in nine unbeaten from their last 10.


Urs Fischer's side sit sixth in the table, and two clean sheets on the bounce ahead of this one shows just how comfortable their backline has looked of late.


And three wins from four on the road suggests that the Bernese Oberland side are in with a cracking shout of securing maximum points at the Stade Tourbillon.


Bet 2: Thun @ 1.83


And finally we're off to Norway, as Molde look to kick start their season with a win on their own patch.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have struggled this campaign, and currently sit bottom of the Eliteserien table following just one win from their opening 11 outings.


The hosts have looked a little brighter of late, with three draws and a win from their last five, but I'm still not convinced they've turned a corner.


A 5-1 thrashing in their last home game against Haugesund will have knocked confidence down at the Aker Stadion - but they are priced as massive favourites for this  tie, and I think that does their opponents a disservice.


Visitors Honefoss go into this clash sitting in 10th place in the table, and eight unbeaten from their last nine shows clearly that they will not make it easy for  their hosts.


Leif Gunnar Smerud's side have kept two clean sheets on the bounce ahead of this one, and that suggests that it could be a frustrating afternoon for Molde on their own  patch.


And eight unbeaten from their last 10 on the road indicates that the Ringerike side are comfortable away from the AKA Arena.


I think that this will be a close tie, but the odds of 7 for an away win are too good to miss - and that makes Honefoss the final pick of my treble for today.


Bet 3: Honefoss @ 7



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Keywords: Big Saturday Multiple, Solskjaer, Molde

Source: Betfair

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