Rosenborg vs Zenit: Preview and Predictions

Rosenborg vs Zenit
UEFA Europa League
Date: 2nd November 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Lerkendal Stadion (Trondheim).

Things have been going according to plans in the Group L ahead of the final three fixtures of the campaign.

Zenit hold the top with the perfect record, Real Sociedad sit at the second place with six points, while Rosenborg’s lone victory came against the Macedonian underdogs Vardar.

Rosenborg

It has been a successful season for Kare Ingebrigtsen regardless of the job his team is about to make in the clash with the Russian favoutites.

Rosenborg are just millimetres away from clinching their 25th Eliteserien trophy being eight points clear ahead of Molde at the top with three games left to play until the end of the season.

They’ll come into this clash after playing a goalless draw against Stabaek at the weekend.

Zenit

The Lions were super dominant netting as many as 11 goals in three Europa League outings so far, but they are currently in a huge crisis when it comes to their domestic displays.

Roberto Mancini’s squad held the very top of the standings in Russian Premier League as well, but a series of four consecutive matches without a league win sees them fall to second.

The latest of the failures happened on Sunday when the Lions were destroyed by Lokomotiv whose 0-3 win at Krestovskyi launched them to the top of the table.

Rosenborg vs Zenit: Head to head

The two teams have met each other in the knockout stage of the same competition 11 years ago when Zenit advanced with 4-1 on aggregate over two legs.

The Italian midfielder Emiliano Rigani stole the show by netting three goals in a 3-1 win for Zenit two weeks ago in St Petersburg.

Rosenborg vs Zenit: Prediction

Zenit are in crisis and we can hardly see the value in backing the away win bet at 1.90 odds.

Instead, the BTTS option has to be the way to go given Mancini’s huge issues with his team’s defensive line.

Rosenborg vs Zenit: Bet Tips

The main pick is BTTS at the odds of 1.75.

The value is also in backing the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.90.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport