Celtic vs Rosenborg Preview

Celtic vs Rosenborg

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Celtic Park

Date: 20th September 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Rosenborg have been crowned champions of the Norwegian top flight on three occasions in the last three seasons but they are yet to translate their local dominance into the European stage.

The last 9 times they have reached the Europa League group stages, they have failed to progress to the knockout stages and this season they will be hoping to finally buck that trend.

Celtic have become a team that knows how to qualify for the group stage of European competitions and then struggle to make it out of the group stage.

The Bhoys have won just 2 of their last 22 games in European knockout /group stage competitions and they will be eager to get a better result this time especially with Steven Gerrard trying to topple them with Rangers.

Last season, they were eliminated in this competition at the Round of 32 after they finished 3rd in their Champions League group.

They have served up some exciting games in European competitions like their 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich and 3-3 draw against Manchester City, however, they are now playing against inferior opposition so expect them to do better this time around.

The Scottish champions are unbeaten in 6 games ahead of this match and four of those games have ended in clean sheets for them.

Rosenborg haven’t qualified from the group stage of a European competition since 1997 and they have won just one of their last 13 European group stage games ahead of this match.

They conceded 6 goals in 8 qualifying games this season, and 3 of those goals were scored against them by Celtic.

Rosenborg went on to win 9 of 10 games, scoring 24 times and conceding 8.

Rosenborg have one win, five losses and two draws from their last nine games against Celtic.

Bookmakers respect Celtic at home and have priced them up accordingly – they are currently trading odds-on to get the job done.

Goal markets suggest there will be goals too as over 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Celtic

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Celtic 1-0 Rangers 2 Sep, 2018 Scottish Premiership
W Celtic 3-0 FK Suduva 30 Aug, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Celtic 1-0 Hamilton Academical 26 Aug, 2018 Scottish Premiership
D FK Suduva 1-1 Celtic 23 Aug, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic 18 Aug, 2018 Scottish League Cup

Rosenborg

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Rosenborg 1-0 Haugesund 2 Sep, 2018 Norwegian Eliteserien
W KF Shkëndija 0-2 Rosenborg 30 Aug, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Rosenborg 4-3 Stromsgodset 26 Aug, 2018 Norwegian Eliteserien
W Rosenborg 3-1 KF Shkëndija 23 Aug, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Kristiansund BK 0-2 Rosenborg 19 Aug, 2018 Norwegian Eliteserien

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Rosenborg 0-0 Celtic 1 Aug, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Celtic 3-1 Rosenborg 25 Jul, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Rosenborg 0-1 Celtic 2 Aug, 2017 UEFA Champions League
Celtic 0-0 Rosenborg 26 Jul, 2017 UEFA Champions League

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