Rosenborg vs Celtic: Preview and Predictions

Rosenborg vs Celtic Predictions UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2nd August 2017

Rosenborg vs Celtic
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).

Celtic failed to make the home advantage count and settled for a goal-less draw against Rosenborg in the first leg of the contest. The Scottish Champions have a poor away record in the competition and this will be a test of character for Brendan Rodgers and his men.

Last year, Celtic failed to win a single away game in the qualifiers and their progress to the group stage was purely on results at home. This term, they bagged an away win at Northern Ireland, which is only their four win in 22 road trips in the competition. Interestingly, all came against weaker sides from Northern Ireland and Iceland.

On the other hand, Rosenborg come with a strong reputation in home games in the competition. Ten of the last 13 Champions League games at the Lerkendal Stadion are wins, with the remaining 3 ending in defeats to much stronger sides like Chelsea, Schalke and Viktoria Plzen.

Rosenborg vs Celtic: Head-to-head

The teams share a win, draw and loss from the three meetings so far. Prior to the first leg clash of the corresponding tie, they met during the 2001/02 group stage; Celtic won 2-0 at Glasgow before Rosenborg edging a 1-0 win at Trondheim.

It is worth to note that the away team failed to score on all three occasions.

Rosenborg vs Celtic: Prediction

The advantage is certainly with the Norwegians due to Celtic’s poor away form in the competition. On top of this, the visitors are facing some selection dilemma with fitness issues. We are going against bookie’s assessment for this fixture, but this certainly worth a shot.

Rosenborg vs Celtic: Bet Tips

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