Dundalk vs Rosenborg
UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Second qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park.
Rosenborg boosted up their confidence ahead of the first leg of their Champions League tie with Dundalk by trashing Sandefjord 5-1 in the 16th round of Eliteserien on Saturday.
The Norwegians will be looking to build on this fine display and claim the victory at Oriel Park to remove all doubts about the advancement to the third qualifying round.
The Lilywhites have enjoyed the best run in European competitions in the history of the Irish football last year when they reached the playoffs round in Champions League (eliminated to Legia Warsaw 3-1 on aggregate).
Stephen Kenny’s men have, however, lost the supremacy in the new term of their domestic league as they trail 22 points behind their arch-rivals Cork City at the top of the standings after 22 rounds of the competition.
On a positive note, the team has been enjoying a hot run of form lately as they clinched five wins on the trot after the defeat to Cork City.
Kare Ingebrigtsen’s side has been red-hot in the final third recently after bagging as many as 11 goals in last three Eliteserien fixtures with Sogdnal, Kristiansund and Sandefjord.
Nicklas Bendtner is the man to look after having packed a goal in each of Rosenborg’s last two matches and he is our top option for the anytime goalscorer pick at the odds of 11/10.
Dundalk vs Rosenborg: Head to head
The two sides have not had the chance to meet each other previously.
Dundalk vs Rosenborg: Prediction
We just can’t see the low-scoring scenario here at all. Both Dundalk and Rosenborg have been enjoying an impressive attacking form over the last couple of weeks and we just can’t see how any of the teams could keep their net untouched here.
Dundalk vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
The first bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 21/20.
You can also take Nicklas Bendtner to score anytime at the odds of 11/10.