RB Leipzig vs Rosenborg
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 133 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
RB Leipzig are searching for a victory over the pointless Rosenborg side on the Matchday No 6 to complete their part in the bid for the runners-up position in Group B. They also need group leaders Salzburg to see off Celtic away in Glasgow to overtake the Bhoys at the second place.
The home win over Rosenborg is certainly an easier part of the job for the Bulls. The Norwegians have nothing to play for here as they are yet to avoid a defeat in this term of the competition (3-13 goals difference in five games). They did much better when it comes to domestic affairs, though, where they’ve secured the record 26th Eliteserien title.
Rini Coolen’s men actually claimed double silverware in Norway after a demolishing 4-1 victory over Stromsgodset in the NM Cupen final at the start of the month. Nicklas Bendtner stole the show netting a brace for Troillongan on the occasion.
RB Leipzig vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Leipzig eased past the Norwegian champions 1-3 on the road on Matchday No 2.
Jean-Kevin Augustin, Ibrahima Konate and Matheus Cunha were on target back then, while Issam Jebali only notched the late consolation goal for Troillongan.
RB Leipzig vs Rosenborg: Prediction
Leipzig are heavy favourites based on everything written above, but they will by no means head into the game in the highest of spirits. Ralf Rangnick’s men lost three of last four games in all competitions failing to find the back of the net in each of defeats along the way.
The latest was the most brutal of all as they fell 3-0 at bottom-half Freiburg on Saturday afternoon. Leipzig are thus not worth backing to win at odds as low as 1.16 which is why we will rather back Rosenborg not to lose by three or more goals difference at the 1.75 odds as the main betting option here.
RB Leipzig vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
Rosenborg +2.5 [email protected] 1.75 (3/4)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).