Rosenborg vs Dundalk
UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Second qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Kick-off at 18:15 UK / 19:15 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim.
The champions of Norway and the Ireland Republic will meet in the second leg of UEFA Champions League qualification tie. The contest takes place at Lerkendal Stadion in Trondheim, the home of Rosenborg.
The home team made a promising intro for the upcoming match. They beat Sogndal 0-3 on the road thereby extending the lead in the domestic championship by five points, so they have one thing less to worry about as they host Dundalk.
Rosenborg’s defense allowed only a few goals in Trondheim, so if Dundalk score they will have a solid chance of progressing further. Therefore, the hosts will attempt to frustrate the Irish, especially since a goalless draw would suit them perfectly.
Dundalk are having a calm season in their Irish Premier League. Most likely, Cork City will claim the title with Dundalk as runner-ups. They created a huge gap already between them and third-placed Bray, so they have enough room to focus on the elite European club competition.
Qualifying for the next round would be a huge for this team, especially as they travel to Norway as underdogs. Dundalk must score in Trondheim, so in the case of a slow first half, they will have to implement attacking-minded tactic in the second.
Rosenborg vs Dundalk: Head-to-head
In Ireland, both teams netted once in the first half, but the second half was a lot slower with only one shot on goal seen. Their first meeting ended as a draw, and there’s high possibility that the upcoming clash ends as a tie.
Rosenborg vs Dundalk: Prediction
One goal could decide a winner, hence managers will opt for a cautious approach, particularly in the earlier stages of the match, with the second half seeing a lot of attacking play.
Rosenborg vs Dundalk: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Half with most goals – Second half at the odds of 2.05.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 2.00.