Rosenborg vs FK Vardar Skopje
UEFA Europa League – Group-stage 2017/18
Date: Thursday, 28th September 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).
Rosenborg did well to defeat Ajax to qualify for the Europa League group stage, but their campaign started with a 4-0 heavy defeat against Villarreal which could dent their qualification prospects.
With Zenit being the other team in the group, the Norwegians could drop out of the race if they drop points at home against Vardar.
The team from Skopje also suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Zenit on matchday 1 and their situation is no different that their Thursday’s host.
Rosenborg have a poor history at Europa League and UEFA Cup competitions. They have failed to make it out of the group stage in each of the four appearances at the tournament.
Vardar are in their first ever season in a UEFA competition. They are also the first team from Macedonia to do so.
Rosenborg vs Vardar Skopje: Head-to-head
This is the first head-to-head meeting between the clubs.
Neither of them have met a club from opponent’s country.
Rosenborg vs Vardar Skopje: Prediction
This has to be a straight forward pick without having to go through the form guide of each sides involved. Rosenborg are a far superior side than their Macedonian visitors and are vastly experienced at this level. Adding their record at the Lerkendal Stadion to this make Rosenborg clear favourites to win this by a big margin.
Rosenborg vs Vardar Skopje: Bet Tips
Safe option is Home win at 1.45 odds @ 888sport
Brave punters can go for Rosenborg 1.5 Asian Handicap for 2.30 odds
Value is in backing Rosenborg to score in both halves at 2.38 odds.