Celtic – Rosenborg is the first leg from one of the most interesting match-ups from this stage of the competition with two teams that are in a very good form but unfortunately only one can advance to the next stage. The game will start at 20:45 and it will take place on Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
Celtic had a really easy draw in their first game for the qualification in the Champions League group stage. They won both games with 3-0 against Alashkert, a team from Armenia. Moussa Dembele was the man of the match in the second game where he scored two goals. Now they are on an excellent run with 5 wins from 5 games. Their attack looks extraordinary as they scored at least 3 goals in every of their last 4 games. Only the match against Sparta Prague saw only one goal scored by the home side in this one. They should take advantage from the first game that is played home and they are favorites to do so.
Rosenborg barely qualified into this round after a goal in the 94th minute scored after a penalty. It was a tough game against Valur and if they play just like they did against them in this one, they don’t stand a chance. Just like Moussa Dembele, the hero from Rosenborg scored 2 goals as well, but the difference is both were from penalties. All things considered Nicklas Bendtner was the man of the match for the visitors in this one and he will be eager to continue his great shape. In the Eliteserien they are chasing the leaders and they are only 2 points behind them, and in my opinion they will focus more on the championship as they have small chances to qualify from this duo.
Celtic – Rosenborg: Head-to-Head
|02.08.17||CL||Rosenborg||Celtic||0 : 1|
|26.07.17||CL||Celtic||Rosenborg||0 : 0|
|23.10.01||CL||Rosenborg||Celtic||2 : 0|
|10.10.01||CL||Celtic||Rosenborg||1 : 0|
Celtic – Rosenborg: Prediction
Everything points to an easy home win for Celtic as they had a much easier first two games and Roseborg haven’t prove anything so far. In the games against Valur they struggled big time and it shouldn’t be that way because they were facing a pretty modest opponent. Celtic is a tough one and it should be a clear home win. Celtic is a team that really likes to end these kind of confrontations from the first round and they should continue their high-scoring games. We have a really good odd to see at least 3 goals in the game, and given the fact that Celtic scored at least 3 goals in their last 4 games, we should take that odd for sure.
Prediction: Celtic to win, Odds: 1.40
Stake: 10 units
Secondary Prediction: Over 2.5 goals, Odds: 2.05
Stake: 7 units