Rosenborg BK and Zenit St. Petersburg meet at Lerkendal Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Vardar, by (3-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Zenit St Petersburg, by (3-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Eliteserien, they tied with Stabæk at home (0-0). Rosenborg BK has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as 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 15 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Steaua Bucharest knows that if you get a good result in this game you can guarantee a place in the next phase, so you do not want to miss this opportunity. Hapoel Beer Sheva is in the last place of the group and needs a lot to improve their performance to get good results and dream about the qualification. The home team is the big favorite for this game, as it has a higher quality squad and also for playing at home, before its fans, where it is usually a very effective team. Our betting suggestion will be in favor of the home team’s victory until the end of the 90 minutes.
After 3 wins, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 9 points won. In the last match, they won by (3-1) at home against Rosenborg BK, after in the previous match, they won (3-1) at home against Real Sociedad. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 8 conceded; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match they played for the Premier League, they lost with Lokomotiv Moscow at home (0-3). In their last away game, for the Premier League, they tied for (0-0) against CSKA Moscow. In the last 10 away matches Zenit St. Petersburg has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2.
In this competition, he won the last 4 matches he played. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Zenit St. Petersburg comes to this game with a heavy defeat against Lokomotiv Moscow, by 0-3, adding the second consecutive game without tasting the taste of victory. Remember that the visitors have 3 wins in 3 matches played in the Europa League. In this game coach Roberto Mancini must act with a strategy very similar to that of the last game, that is, in 4-3-3, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the left side. Rigoni is the great highlight of the visiting team, owning great speed and technical quality. On the other hand, Kokorin is the best score of Zenit, with 8 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Fayzulin.
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