Rosenborg vs RB Leipzig
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
Rosenborg complicated their life in the quest for another Eliteserien title with the 1-0 loss to third-placed Molde on Sunday. Luckily, the main challengers Brann were also unsuccessful at the weekend as Troilongan maintained the four-point gap at the very top of the domestic league standings with six games left to play.
The team led by Rini Coolen, however, got off to a dismal kick off to the new Europa League campaign. They fell 1-0 away at Celtic Park on the opening day and will be looking to bounce back on Thursday evening against German RB Leipzig.
It will be a very important clash for both sides as the visitors also suffered initial failure, falling to Red Bull rivals Salzburg two weeks ago. We have to mention the head coach Ralf Rangnick rested his key players in the mentioned tie as neither Emil Forsberg nor Timo Werner were on the pitch on the occasion. The Bulls fell 2-3 in front of the home crowd back then.
Rosenborg vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
Rosenborg and RB Leipzig will take on each other for the first time ever on Thursday night.
Rosenborg vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
It was an underwhelming start to the season for the Bulls under the new manager Ralf Rangnick. However, the German boss looks to have found the winning formula of late as he managed to shift a corner and guide the team towards back-to-back successes in the last couple of weeks.
Leipzig had a challenging schedule in last three league games, but picked up as many as seven points from these. They drew 1-1 to Eintracht away at Commerzbank-Arena before beating Stuttgart 2-0 at home and Hoffenheim 1-2 on the road.
Based on the form, we’d go with the away win at 1.80 here, but we’ll skip such scenario knowing that Rangnick might likely leave some of his main stars on the bench just as he did against Salzburg on the opening Matchday. Moving forward, Troilongan have really been a major force in front of the home fans recently. They won six on the spin at Lerkendal Stadion in all competitions.
The value is thus with Rosenborg not to lose at 2.05, while the safe bet is Rosenborg to score a goal at 1.50.
Rosenborg vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
RB Leipzig to keep a clean sheet – NO @ 1.50 (1/2)
Rosenborg or Draw @ 2.05 (21/20).