Rosenborg BK and PSV measure forces in Lerkendal Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 02-11-2004 and ended with the score: PSV (1‑0) Rosenborg BK. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Rosenborg BK has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Rosenborg BK :
The home team plays its second match in Group D, having lost (1-0) in their first game in this group stage, against LASK Linz. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 41 goals scored and 13 suffered. In the last match he played, for Eliteserien, he tied with Brann Bergen at home for (0-0). In their last 10 home games Rosenborg BK records 8 wins and 2 draws. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
Rosenborg comes to this match with a 0-0 draw against Brann, adding up the second consecutive game without losing in official matches. We remember that the Norwegians started this Europa League League in the worst way, losing 1-0 with LASK. It is very likely that coach Eirik Horneland ranks his players in 4-3-3, in favor of a more direct style of play, as he faces a very difficult opponent. Alexander Soderlund stands out in this Rosenborg, with 7 goals scored. All athletes are available to face PSV.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd day of Group D after a victory in its premiere in this group stage, against Sporting Lisbon, for (3-2). 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 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a victory outside with PEC Zwolle by (0-4). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, the PSV won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 1 of the last 5 matches, and its attack has scored regularly, since He scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 43 of their last 48 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 34 of the last 48 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.
The PSV team comes to this match with a defeat, 0-4, in the displacement to the Zwolle arena, thus adding the second consecutive victory in the Dutch championship. In the first match for the Europa League, the visiting club beat Sporting Lisboa 3-2. Coach Mark van Bommel should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, looking for striker Donyell Malen on most occasions: the Dutchman is a very powerful and very strong player in the finalization. The player mentioned above is the top scorer of the PSV, with 8 goals scored. There are no weight absences for this game.