Rosenborg vs Valur PREVIEW & PREDICTION 18/07/2018


Rosenborg BK and Valur meet at Lerkendal Stadion, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (1st Qualifying Round), after the victory at home to Valur by (1-0) in the first leg.

Rosenborg BK:

After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives at this disadvantaged match at a disadvantage, since they need to recover 1 goal from a disadvantage and have not scored any goals in the previous match. In the last 10 home matches Rosenborg BK has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 47 of the last 52 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 37 of the last 52 there were Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 9 of its last 12 games, of these 9 came to rest in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 9 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).

The Rosenborg part for this according to match with a defeat in the first leg of this tie of the Champions League, to lose in the field of Valur by 1-0. We remember that the landlords had three wins in a row, all in the Norwegian championship. Normally coach Kare Ingebrigtsen plays in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks: Jensen is one of those responsible for creating the offensive process of the team. Alexander Soderlund is the best home team marker in the current championship, with 6 goals scored. It is important to underline that Rosenborg has great competence in the offensive transition, in the finalization and in the defensive set pieces. For this game the coach can not count on Konradsen and Adegbenro, players recovering from injury.


The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. In the last 10 away matches Valur has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1 of the last matches. Their offense has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.

Valur left for this motivated match, having won a victory against Rosenborg, 1-0, beginning in the best way this tie of the Champions League: Sigurbjornsson scored the only goal of the match. It is important to note that visitors currently occupy the second position in the Icelandic Championship. In this away game, coach Ólafur Johannesson must play in 3-5-2, favoring a medium or low block and counterattacks, especially through the flanks. Patrick Pedersen must be the most offensive reference of the visiting team, being the best score of Valur, with 4 goals scored. Everything indicates that the visiting coach still can not count on the injured Christiansen.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1.53