Rosenborg vs Kristiansund BK
Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim.
Rosenborg are returning to their domestic league obligations after the disappointing defeat in Champions League qualification stages.
Following the goalless stalemate in Scotland, Rosenborg hosted Celtic for the return leg. Unfortunately, they were beaten 0-1 with Brendan Rodger’s men progressing further. They will have another shot at European football next week in UEFA Europa League qualification.
Rosenborg went for a break with a five-point advantage over second-placed Sarpsborg 08. Rosenborg’s performances in the domestic league are crucial for the second part of the season, especially if they plan to compete in UEFA Europa League.
The away team finished the first part of the season in the unfavorable position. With 18 points accumulated, Kristiansund are sitting in the 14th position that leads into the relegation playoffs. They were winless in the last three matches, but the visitors also managed to remain unbeaten in 4 out of last 5 Eliteserien games.
During the break, they faced Molde in a club friendly match wherein they were beaten with 3-2.
Rosenborg vs Kristiansund BK: Head-to-head
The first match in the current season between the two sides was extremely exciting. Rosenborg had a 0-2 lead at the half-time, but Kristiansund’s amazing team spirit brought the turnover to 3-2. However, Bendtner saved the reigning champions from the defeat in the last minutes of the match.
Rosenborg vs Kristiansund BK: Prediction
Rosenborg will be hoping to avoid the reprise of this season’s clash at all costs. They are eyeing a comfortable 1-0 or 2-0 victory as wasting too much energy in the domestic league could have huge consequences on their upcoming challenges in Europe. Therefore, Ingebrigtsen will implement a cautious approach in order to create a low-tempo contest that favors Rosenborg.
Rosenborg vs Kristiansund BK: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score NO at the odds of 1.80.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 2-0 at the odds of 7.00.