Linfield and Rosenborg BK face in Windsor Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (1st Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 21-07-2010, in a match that ended with the final score: Rosenborg BK (2-0) Linfield. Attention to the house factor, since the Linfield usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 9 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they lost to St. Johnstone at home (2-4). In the last 10 home matches Linfield has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 26 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
The Linfield was the great champion of the Championship of Northern Ireland of 2018/2019, with 85 points, 10 more than the second, the Ballymena United. In the last game, the home team lost to St. Johnstone, by 2×4, in a friendly game. Coach David Healy usually plays in 4-3-3 and Andrew Waterworth is the most offensive reference of the home team. The player mentioned above was one of the highlights of last season, with 30 goals scored. Without great absences to register, the local team must play with all their strength in this first game.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Eliteserien, they beat Ranheim away by (2-3). In the last 10 away matches Rosenborg BK has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Rosenborg come into this game with a victory, 2-3, at the Ranheim stadium, adding their second consecutive win in official games: the goals of the team were scored by Adegbenro, Akintola and Solderlund. We remember that Rosenborg was the champion of the Norwegian Championship of 2018. On this visit to Linfield, coach Eirik Horneland must play in the usual 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style: Jensen is generally one of the main responsible for create and organize the offensive process. On the other hand, Alexander Soderlund is the most offensive reference of Rosenborg. All equipment is available for this game.