Rosenborg vs Salzburg
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 8 November 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Seeing Salzburg’s win combined with “over 2.5 goals” at around 1.50 two weeks ago, I risked with “Salzburg and over 3.5 goals”, and an hour into the game things looked great, with the score at 3-0 for the Austrian side. Somehow, the score didn’t change in the last 30-35 minutes, leaving Rosenborg… relieved, as they could have left Salzburg with a much-much heavier score. Attempts were 28-8(!) for the Austrian side, which gives you an idea how the game went. Rosenborg are at the bottom of the table, still without a point, and with only mathematical chances of finishing in the top-2. Things are very different in their championship, in Norway. With two matches left, they are leading by five points, meaning that crazy things need to happen for them to lose the title to Brann.
What a season Munas Dabbur is having… The 26-year-old center-forward scored four goals in as many Champions League qualifying matches, is the leading scorer in the Europa League group stage on five goals from three matches, has already scored eight goals in 10 games in Austria’s championship, and even one in Salzburg’s domestic Cup. And it’s still early November(!). He scored twice two weeks ago in that 3-0 at home over Rosenborg. Salzburg are on nine points from three matches in the group, a… medal of honor, given that the group also features RB Leipzig and Celtic. In Austria’s championship they are not just leading, they are… flying, 12 points ahead of second-placed LASK.
Previous five matches:
Rosenborg vs Odd 3-1
Rosenborg vs Start 2-1
Brann vs Rosenborg 1-2
Salzburg vs Rosenborg 2-0
Lillestrøm vs Rosenborg 0-0
Salzburg vs Mattersburg 2-1
Austria Lustenau vs Salzburg 0-1
LASK vs Salzburg 3-3
Salzburg vs Rosenborg 2-0
Salzburg vs Wacker Innsbruck 1-1
Rosenborg’s next game is at Start, on Sunday (Norway championship). Same day, Salzburg will be visiting Austria Vienna (Austria championship).
Rosenborg vs Salzburg: Head to head Stats
Rosenborg have never hosted Salzburg before.
Rosenborg vs Salzburg: Prediction
Can Rosenborg win their first point(s) in the group? I doubt, but I’m not tempted by Salzburg’s 1.57. Playing in Norway, especially in November, is always… complicated.
Rosenborg vs Salzburg: Betting Tips
“Over 2.5 goals” is at 1.61. “Over 3.5 goals” pays 2.62, and I would take the extra risk, counting on Rosenborg to score. At this point, they’ve got nothing to lose. On zero points and 1-7 goals, things really can’t go worse for them, which sometimes acts positively, allowing players to take risks that under different circumstances they wouldn’t take.