Linfield v Rosenborg Betting Tips: 2, 2019-07-10

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Rosenborg win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.83 (odds taken at 00:56 GMT, 10 July 2019)

The 1st qualifying round of the Champions League continues on Wednesday night and our next fixture features a clash between Northern Ireland outfit, Linfield, and Norwegian side, Rosenborg, as the betting tips continue at Windsor Park.

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Linfield Prediction – Can Linfield keep it tight?

Linfield continued their domination throughout the Northern Ireland domestic season as they secured ‘both’ league titles.

The hosts finished top of the Premiership at the end of the regular season, and then continued on their merry way during the Championship Round.

They eventually won by a comfortable 10-point margin over 2nd placed Ballymena United to take their place in these 1st round qualifiers of the Champions League.

With just 1 defeat suffered from their last 7 matches of the season run-in, Linfield finished their season in strong fashion.

However, since the end of the season, Linfield’s results have taken a turn for the worse as they’ve failed to win any of their last 4 matches overall.

A 1-1 draw with Coleraine in the Premiership was followed by 3 straight defeats on the trot, albeit in club friendlies in preparation for this European tie.

Nevertheless, 3 defeats on the trot to Dinamo Bucaresti 2-0, Motherwell 3-0 and a 4-2 loss to St Johnstone doesn’t bode well for this upcoming 1st leg against Rosenborg.


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Rosenborg Prediction – Can Rosenborg repeat win over Linfield?

Rosenborg head over to Northern Ireland with their domestic Eliteserien league in full swing and on the back of two wins on the trot.

Following recent back-to-back defeats to Tromso in the league and a cup defeat to Aalesund on penalties, they’ve since bounced back in style.

The visitors have responded in positive fashion by registering back-to-back wins of their own against Kristiansund and Ranheim.

7 wins from their last 9 matches overall in all competitions makes Rosenborg a serious threat to their hosts, Linfield, in this 1st leg.

In addition, just 1 defeat out of their last 7 matches on their travels places Rosenborg in a strong position to get a positive result at Windsor Park.

5 wins from these 7 away matches have seen the visitors pick up victories at Rorvik, Tiller, Brann, Ull/Kisa and Ranheim.

Rosenborg also possess a better and more consistent pedigree at Champions League level and have been a regular fixture in the qualifying rounds.


Key-Facts – Linfield v Rosenborg

  • Linfield have lost their last 3 matches on the trot in club friendlies
  • Rosenborg have won 5 of their last 7 away matches in all competitions
  • These two teams last met back in 2010, with Rosenborg winning 2-0 on aggregate


Betting Tips Verdict

Although they hold home advantage, Linfield face an uphill task of progressing through this 1st qualifying round against a stronger Rosenborg outfit.