Salzburg vs Rosenborg
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
The first meeting between these two sides will be on Round 3 of UEL this Thursday.
The Red Bulls had one of their best runs in Europe last season when they played the Semi-final of the Europa League against Marseille. Coach Marco Rose will be looking to repeat that feat or maybe better it this season.
The Austrian champions are singular in their performance. They have not lost a game in the current domestic season after 11 matches played.
Both their group games resulted in a win, against Celtic and RB Leipzig. Both convincing victories and the team are high on morale.
It is just the opposite for Rini Coolen’s team. Losing both the opening games is not good for the progress in any competition. Something out of the ordinary has to happen when they meet Salzburg on Sunday.
Coolen is the interim coach and he has done well in the Norwegian League with the reigning champions. But Europa is too hot to handle for him it seems. Rosenborg has conceded 4 goals in 2 matches scoring only once.
Salzburg vs Rosenborg: Head-to-head (h2h)
No competitive match has been played between them.
They met in a friendly in 2017 which was won by the Austrians.
The hosts are having a great time with a 20 game unbeaten streak. In last 10 games they have won 8 and 9 of those games ended up over 2.5 goals in total.
At home things are even better, a 24 game unbeaten run and 6 of the last 10 recording over 2.5 goals.
Rosenberg has 5 wins and 3 defeats in the last 10 games. Away from home they have 2 wins and defeats each in last 5 games.
Salzburg vs Rosenborg: Prediction
The hosts look better to win this one. Having won 2 of their previous games in the league and with a brilliant unbeaten run going the team from Austria have a visible advantage.
The visitors will have notable absentees like Nicklas Bendtner, Issam Jebali and Andre Helland due to injury.
For the host’s Austrian midfielder Patrick Farkas will not be available due to a knee injury and he may be sitting out the whole season.
Salzburg vs Rosenborg: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 @ 1.44 (4/9)
BTTS @ 1.98 (1/1).