A total of 32 teams will duel 16 vacant places for the second qualifying round in the UEFA Champions League this week and next week. Although there are real football exotics with Feronikeli (Kosovo), Sutjeska Niksic (Montenegro) or Nomme Kalju (Estonia), there are also a few well-known representatives, the arduous due to the poor placement of his home country in the UEFA ranking Way to start group stage of the premier class already in round one of four must start. The best examples are probably Celtic Glasgow, Ludogorez Razgrad, Red Star Belgrade or just Rosenborg Trondheim.
Today’s Betting Tips Linfield vs Rosenborg Trondheim
The reigning Norwegian champions have a long and successful tradition in the European Cup, but were able to qualify in the 2007/2008 season for the preliminary round of the UEFA Champions League. Whether this prolonged dry spell finally comes to an end in 2019/2020 may at least be strongly doubted, although at least in the first round of qualifying an extremely feasible opponent is waiting. Already in the first leg between Linfield and Rosenborg Trondheim the Scandinavians are the clear favorite according to the odds. This assessment does not seem really surprising, because the Northern Irish title holder from the capital Belfast is one of the underdogs mentioned and missed it in the recent past to deliver lasting good results on an international stage.
Linfield – Statistics & Current Form
Have you ever heard of the Linfield Football Club? No? Shame yourself! With well over 200 titles won since its founding in 1886, the Belfast club is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. Admittedly, this impressive figure has to be put into perspective, in that these triumphs could only be achieved at the national level, first in the whole of Ireland and then in Northern Ireland. As the reigning NIFL Premiership title holder, Linfield celebrates his return to the big European stage next Tuesday after a year of abstinence. Already in the 2017/2018 season, the Protestant-dominated club in the qualification of the premier class was allowed to compete with a well-known opponent. Following the close success in round one against La Fiorita from San Marino Celtic Glasgow was in round two, however, at least two numbers too big. After a return match it was 0: 6 from the point of view of the Northern Irish, who have never actually managed to survive the second round in a European club competition since 1959/1960. Consequently, from a historical point of view, it is no surprise that between Linfield and Rosenborg Trondheim a tip on the host is not considered as wise.
To make matters worse, the team of longtime coach David Healy is in the preparation for the new national season and therefore can have no rhythm at all. As the 2019/2020 NIFL season in Northern Ireland will start in mid-August, there will inevitably be a question mark behind the fitness status of the Linfielder. In any case, the blue-white-reds did not leave a particularly self-confident impression in the previous test matches. Against Dinamo Bucharest (0-2), Motherwell (0-3) and St. Johnstone (2-4) it hailed only defeats, in particular, the defensive revealed huge deficits, which could turn out to be a problem on Wednesday evening. Of the recent 22 Champions League qualifiers since 2000/2001, the Belfast won only one (nine draws, twelve defeats). In eight of the last nine matches in the most important European club competition, the Northern Irish team even had no own goal.
In addition, since the team is still relatively young, has to be rated qualitatively much weaker and does not have the international experience like the players of the Norwegian counterparty, we face before the game Linfield vs.. Rosenborg Trondheim inevitably the prediction that the outsider in front of home scenery already lost all chances to move into the next round. Well-known professionals in the squad of LFC, there is virtually no. Only three of the nearly 30 players do not have a Northern Ireland pass. We are also looking in vain for national players. Only 33-year-old Andrew Waterworth may deserve a bit more attention, having been responsible for 16 goals in the previous year, helping Linfield capture the tenth national title for the millennium.
Expected lineup of Linfield:
➲ Carroll – McGivern, Casement, Stafford, Haughey – Moller Nielsen, Mulgrew, Kearns, Stewart – Lavery, Waterworth
➲ Coach: Healy
Last Games from Linfield:
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Linfield Vs. FC St. Johnstone 2: 4 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Linfield Vs. FC Motherwell 0: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Dinamo Bucharest Vs. Linfield 2: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Coleraine Vs. Linfield 1: 1 (Premiership)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Linfield Vs. Cliftonville 5: 1 (Premiership)
Rosenborg Trondheim – Statistics & Current Form
It has been more than ten years since Rosenborg Trondheim took part in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Especially in the first years after the turn of the millennium, the Norwegians were considered to be perhaps the best team in northern Europe, although the leap into the knockout round of the premier class was only successful in 1996/1997. Nevertheless, the Rosenborg Ball Club has a more exciting European Cup history compared to many other CL qualifiers. Although it would be presumptuous, for historical reasons alone, to tip Linfield against Rosenborg Trondheim on the more prestigious club, however, the current facts speak a pretty clear language in favor of the Scandinavians.
Perhaps the biggest advantage that the Norwegian champions throw into the symbolic ring is the fact that they are in the running game mode and should therefore have sufficient match practice and competition hardness to profit from it. Although the team of coach Eirik Horneland in the domestic league after 14 matchdays (six wins, three draws, five bankruptcies) lags far behind their own claims, the shape curve showed recently in the right direction. With five wins from their recent six encounters, the defending champion is definitely on the way up. Only in the week before proved the black and white morale and fought in Ranheim an important 3-2 success.
Incidentally, in Trondheim they hope that the BK will be spared Celtic Glasgow this season. Both in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 failed the Northern Europeans in the Champions League qualification namely at the Scottish series champion. After all, Rosenborg was allowed to start in the past season then in the Europa League group stage, collected in a death constellation with RB Leipzig, Celtic Glasgow and RB Salzburg, however, only a single counter. Nevertheless, the matches against teams operating at an extremely high level should have a positive effect on the team, which has set itself the goal of preserving the good form on the one hand and setting the course for the next round in the first leg.
Nicklas Bendtner will not be involved in this venture. The Danish striker star has been out of action for several months and will not return to the squad for the Champions League qualifiers. Instead, coach Horneland builds in attack on Alexander Söderlund. The most important players in the starting line-up of the Norwegians are certainly Mike Jensen, Anders Trondsen and Anders Konradsen, who form the central midfield and here on Wednesday evening may become the match winners.
Expected formation of Rosenborg Trondheim:
➲ Hansen – Meling, Reginiussen, Hovland, Hedenstad – Trondsen, Konradsen, Jensen – Adegbenro, Söderlund, Akintola
➲ Coach: Horneland
Last matches of Rosenborg Trondheim:
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – Ranheim Vs. Rosenborg Trondheim 2: 3 (Eliteserien)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Rosenborg Trondheim vs. Kristiansund 1: 0 (Eliteserien)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Rosenborg Trondheim vs. Aalesunds 1: 1 (Cup)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Tromso Vs. Rosenborg Trondheim 1: 0 (Eliteserien)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Ullensaker / Kisa Vs. Rosenborg Trondheim 1: 2 (Cup)
Linfield Vs. Rosenborg Trondheim Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
The two clubs were indeed already in the Champions League qualification 2010/2011 compared. At that time, the Norwegian favorite in Northern Ireland had to settle for a goalless draw. The return leg won Rosenborg BK but eventually earned 2: 0 and thus moved into the next round.
Linfield vs Rosenborg Trondheim Best Football Betting Tips
The first round of the UEFA Champions League qualifier will face Linfield and Rosenborg Trondheim in the first leg in Belfast on Wednesday night. The odds of bookmakers imply a clear favorite role of the guests from Norway, who not only have more individual quality, but also the larger experience on the international stage. However, the arguments that prompt us to tip Linfield and Rosenborg Trondheim to the favorites are multi-faceted.
Key Facts – Linfield vs Rosenborg Trondheim tips
🔺 Linfield has won just one of the last 22 Champions League matches
🔺 Rosenborg is on the way up after five wins in the last six league games
🔺 In 2010/2011, the Norwegians prevailed after a return match against the Northern Irish
For example, the team of coach Eirik Horneland recently presented in much better shape. The reigning Norwegian champions won five of their last six league games. In addition, the white-black are in the running game operation, while Linfield’s last competitive game is over two months back. In terms of match practice, the Scandinavians should thus have another advantage on their side. All in all, we come to the conclusion that in the match Linfield vs. Rosenborg Trondheim the betting odds on the HT 2 / FT 2 definitely include value. We believe that Jensen, Konradsen and Co. take the lead in the first round and leave the pitch after 90 minutes. At odds of 2.20, we risk a bet of six units.
Bet Tip: 2/2