Rosenborg – RB Leipzig SOCCER PICKS
Rosenborg BK and RB Leipzig meet at Lerkendal Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation.
The home team arrives at this second day of Group B after a defeat in its opening in this group stage, against Celtic, by (1-0). The team comes to this match after an away loss with Molde FK by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches Rosenborg BK has won 8 and tied 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 26 of the last 30 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 20 out of 30 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have come back in 2. In the last 18 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘ ).
Rosenborg enter this unmotivated match, after a foreign defeat, 1-0, in the visit to the Molde arena. The local team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions and attacks through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players will be Jeball, Soderlund and de Lanlay. In the midfield it is possible that they act Jensen, Denic and Lundemo.
The away team plays their second match in Group B, having lost by (2-3) in their first match in this group stage, against Salzburg. The team comes to this match after a win away with Hoffenheim by (1-2). In the last 10 away matches RB Leipzig has won 4, tied 5 and lost 1. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 24 of the last 27 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 12 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 9 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Leipzig enters this day motivated, after a foreign victory, by 1-2, in the visit to the ground of the Hoffenheim: Poulsen scored two goals in the match, allowing his team to conquer the three points. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 3-4-3, in which the three most advanced players are Sabitzerm, Poulsen and Werner. One of the great valences of the foreign team is the way they manage to counterattack. To point out that, usually, when they invest in the offensive process, they do so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the lateral Saracchi. The technician Ralf Rangnick will not be able to count on Klostermann and Nukan, to be injured.