Rosenborg vs Austria Wien
2016/17 Europa League Play-Off
Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
The second leg of UEFA Europa League between Rosenborg of Norway and Austria Wien will ho down on Thursday at Lerkendal Stadion.
Rosenborg will be looking forward to a home win, having lost the first leg of this encounter away at Austria. Rosenborg went two goals down after 54 minutes of play, but Reginiussen pulled one back in the last minute to give them an away goal advantage. They will be needing a win with clean sheet, or a win with at least 2 goal margin having scored an away in their first leg defeat.
The Austria side will enter the game with confidence as they Enter this game, having won the first game at home. They waited till 52nd minute to hit the net via A.Grunwald , also 2 minutes later Felipe Pires made it 2-0 as they fly high at home. However, Complacency took place as they conceded a goal at home which is considered a threat to their qualification.
Rosenborg vs Austria Wien: Head to Head statistics
Before the first leg of this game, both teams have only met in 1993 in UEFA Champions League round 1. Rosenborg defeated Austria Wien 3-1 at home, but lost 4-1 at Austria ending the game 5-4 aggregate in favour of Wien.
Rosenborg have now played 7 games against an Austrian side, including the first leg of this game. Also Wien have played 9 games against a Norwegian team, they have won 5, drawn 2 and lost 2.
Rosenborg vs Austria Wien: Prediction
This game will be a tough one, there are no favourites between the two teams though Rosenborg look better than their opponent. Rosenborg are leading the Norway Eliteserien table with 50 points, 12 points above the team in 2nd place. They are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 games, losing only the first leg of this fixture.
Wien are in the 5 position in the Austria Bundesliga with 9 points after 5 games. They have won 3 of their last 5 games and lost 2. Wien would have to focus more defensively as they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 4 games. They have conceded in all their last 4 games which includes a 4-1 defeat to Rapid Wien and 3-1 defeat to Sturm Graz.
The Austrian side might adopt a defensive ploy to protect the lead, but this has every chance to end in one of the teams earning a win. There won’t be any lack of goal looking at the previous fixtures of either sides and there is a higher chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Rosenborg vs Austria Wien: Tips
- Double Chance Rosenborg/Wien at 1.22.
- Over 0.5 goals at HT at 1.30
- Over 2.5 goals at 1.61 (Recommended)