Valur vs Rosenborg PREVIEW & PREDICTION 11/07/2018


Valur and Rosenborg BK meet at Vodafonevöllurinn (Valsvöllur), in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation.


The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. In the last match they played, for Úrvalsdeild, they tied with KR away by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Valur has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.

The Valur team knows that it will be very difficult to get the qualification for the next phase, as such, hopes to get at least present a good football within the four lines in these two games that has ahead. In the first leg Valur team will play at home, so, wants to make a good game and try to balance the game against the visiting team, which has a template technically superior to yours. The coach of the local team must bring to play what is best available to you for this match.

Rosenborg BK:

The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. In the last match they played, for the Eliteserien, they beat Tromsø IL at home (2-1). In the last 10 away matches Rosenborg BK has won 9 and lost 1. Their offense has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 9 of the last 11 games, of these 9 it reached the break in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7 .

The objective of the Rosenborg team is to continue forward in the competition, as such, it will be necessary to make two good exhibitions, both in the first leg on the return leg. By playing away from home in this first game, the visiting team hopes to get a strong defensive score to their opponent, but without abdicating the attack, because it has great hypothesis to get the victory in this duel. The visiting team should try to have the offensive initiative of the game, so it can allow many spaces for the Rosenborg team to launch their counterattacks and try to score goals, which would be very important to win a favorable result for the qualification for the next phase.

PREDICTION: Rosenborg to win @ 1.52