Linfield vs Rosenborg Match Info
Match date: 10thJuly 2019
Kick-Off: 7.45 pm
Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast
Linfield vs Rosenborg Head to Head Record
Last 2 meetings:
21 Jul 2010 Rosenborg 2 – 0 Linfield
14 Jul 2010 Linfield 0 – 0 Rosenborg
Matches played: 2
Linfield wins: 0
Rosenborg wins: 1
Linfield vs Rosenborg Stats
- Linfield suffered three losses in their pre-season, failing to find the net on two of those occasions
- Rosenborg come on the back of Eliteserien wins over Kristiansund (1-0) and Ranheim (2-3)
- The sides met in Qualifiers back in 2010, as Rosenborg made their way past the rivals with a 2-0 aggregate win
Linfield vs Rosenborg Match Preview
Rosenborg travel to Belfast for their 1st Qualifying Round clash against Linfield as heavy favourites to kick-start their Champions League campaign well, looking to build on a two-match winning streak and earn an important advantage in the first leg already.
Troillongan have beaten Kristiansund (1-0) and Ranheim (2-3) in late June and early July, respectively, and have the competitive edge over the Northern Ireland rivals as they’re already midway through the Eliteserien campaign with 14 games behind them already.
Linfield cannot be all too happy about the draw and now open the new campaign with a tough challenge, having failed to pick up their team spirits through the pre-season and only looking to end a three-match losing streak – as they failed to make an impact against Dinamo Bucureşti (2-0), Motherwell (0-3), and saw St. Johnstone snatch a thriller 2-4 win most recently.
Blues have struggled defensively and David Healy has a lot to work on we feel but with high stakes now involved, we hope to see them more stable at the back in an attempt to put on a solid challenge and hold off the Norwegian rivals with something to play for in the second leg.
However, we don’t see them shutting down Rosenborg here and we’ll now rather stick with the visitors to snatch a win to Nil, which comes at 21/20 with bet365 and covers our hopes for a narrow contest at Windsor Park.
We thus hope not to see many goals between the sides now and we’ll also go for a low-scoring contest, where Under 2.5 Goals FT comes at 8/11 with Paddy Power. We haven’t really seen Rosenborg scoring many goals on the road and this feels like another such trip in the making.
Linfield vs Rosenborg Betting Tips
Rosenborg to win to Nil @ 21/20 with bet365
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 8/11 with Paddy Power
MORE: Get to more of our Champions League predictions and in-depth previews here! Alternatively, you can get more Under 2.5 tips and low-scoring clashes in the making right here.