Linfield vs Rosenborg
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Windsor Park (Belfast).
The hosts bagged the league last season with a clear cut seven-point advantage over the second place side, and also finished their campaign with just five losses to their name.
Considering that they lost not more than two games at home in the previous season, it certainly goes without saying that the squad are at their best on home soil than on the road.
The home team’s goal-scoring tally stood at an impressive seventy-seven goals and were the side that conceded the least number of goals in the table as well. The hosts will be looking to extend their winning ways when they welcome the visitors this week.
The away side, on the other hand, are currently seventh in the league with fourteen games up and have not been able to bring about a consistent run of form in their recent games. The team’s last trip on the road however finished in a 3-2 win against Ranheim, with the winning goal coming two minutes before the end of regulation time.
There was certainly no shortage of goal scoring chances for the visitors in that game, with six of their fourteen attempts at goal being right on target.
The winners, at the end of the two legs, will take on the side that comes out on top in the clash between BATE Borisov and Piast Gliwice.
Linfield vs Rosenborg Head to head (h2h)
- The teams last met each other in 2010, over two legs, in this very same competition.
- The match finished in a stalemate when the two sides last met at this venue.
- Linfield are yet to score a single goal against Rosenberg.
- Rosenberg clinched the win, the last time the teams faced each other, with the game ending in a 2-0 scoreline.
Linfield vs Rosenborg Prediction
The game on Wednesday between the two teams is more than likely to swing in favor of Rosenberg at the last blast of the whistle.
Although the home side were astounding in their games on home soil in the previous season, the visitors are far tougher than the sides that they face every weekend.
The away side have just one loss in their last five games on the road and have found the back of the net at least once in four of their last five away matches. The squad scored a total of ten goals in the process, which certainly gives us reason to believe that they will be making the trip back home with at least one away goal.
Although they did pick up two clean sheets along the way, the chances of the home side slotting one home is definitely in the cards.
Linfield vs Rosenborg Betting tips
Rosenberg to win @ 1.53 (6/11)
Both teams to score @ 2.20 (6/5).