Rosenborg BK and Maribor measure forces in Lerkendal Stadion, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the victory outside Rosenborg BK by (1‑3) in the first leg. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Maribor presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Rosenborg BK :
After the victory outside by (1‑3), the home team reaches this second leg with a 2-goal lead. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 35 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last match he played for the Eliteserien, he won the Tromsø IL at home by (5-2). In their last 10 home games Rosenborg BK records 8 wins and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 5 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 13 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 5 of his 9 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Rosenborg comes to this motivated game, after a 5-2 victory against Tromso, in a match for the Norwegian Championship. Keep in mind that the home team beat Maribor by 1-3, in the first leg of this third round: Jensen and Soderlund (2) scored the team’s goals. In this second match, coach Eirik Horneland will try to use the local factor to achieve another positive result, that is, he is expected to use a very offensive strategy. Striker Soderlund is one of the players with the greatest capacity to decide the game, being very strong in the air game and in the finalization. All equipment is available for this game.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 2-goal draw and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last match he played, for 1. SNL, he won the Tabor Sežana at home by (4-2). In its last 10 away games, Maribor records 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 50 of their last 57 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 41 of the last 57 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 10 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Maribor comes to this motivated match, after a 4-2 victory against Tabor, in a match for the Slovenian championship. However, Slovenes are in a difficult situation in this round of the Champions League, as they lost 1-3 in their first encounter with Rosenborg. The 4-3-3 will be the system that coach Darko Milanic should use for this game, favoring a more prudent and faster style of play: Dino Hotic is a very fast and skilled counterattack player. For this game, the coach can count on all his players.