Rosenborg vs Cork City Preview and Predictions

Rosenborg vs Cork City
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).

Rosenborg started off as clear favorite to win the double legged tie with Cork City and they sit with one foot in the play-off after a solid 2-0 win in Ireland.

Cork City had only won a handful of games in their Europa League history, nothing impressive or consistent in home or away games, overall 5 wins from 23 games.

The Norwegians giants who dispatched Ajax from the qualifiers last season to get into the group stage go into Thursday’s fixture at home turf are heavy favorite.

Rosenborg vs Cork City Betting Tips

  • Rosenborg -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 9/10 (1.90).
  • Over 2.5 ft goals at 7/10 (1.70).

All Analysis and Tips for Second Leg Europa League fixtures compiled by Aron Wright. Below, you may find the preview for first leg of the corresponding tie.

Rosenborg vs Cork City Preview

The teams haven’t met before the reverse of the corresponding fixture last week.

Irish team Cork City have done very well to get this far in the Europa League qualifiers but now they will face a very tough team when they take on Rosenborg over 2 legs to get to the play off stages.

For sure Rosenborg will start off as the favourites and indeed the bookmakers have them down as odds on favourites to win at 1.80. Cork City can be backed at 4.00 even at home.

Cork will show a lot of fight and will want to give a good performance and it is true that Rosenborg can sometimes start games quite slowly but their class should be able to tell as the game goes on and then especially in the second half where fitness levels can be exposed.

However Cork City have nothing to lose as the underdogs and this overall tie is about giving a good account of themselves at least at home.

Rosenborg vs Cork City Head-to-head

The teams haven’t met before the reverse of the corresponding fixture last week.