The draw for the group stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League draw saw two familiar foes go head-to-head.
Celtic and Rosenborg were drawn in Group B along with RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg. This has the makings of being a very tough group, with all four teams hopeful of reaching the knockout-out stages.
Both Celtic and Rosenborg won their domestic league titles last season and entered the Champions League qualifying rounds. Interestingly, the teams met in Champions League qualifying, with Celtic coming out on top over the two legs.
What will happen in the Europa League? Continue reading to find our Celtic vs Rosenborg predictions.
|Statistics for last 10 matches ||Celtic / Rosenborg |
|Number of wins: ||5 / 9 |
|Number of draws: ||3 / 1 |
|Average scored goals per match: ||1.4 / 2.4 |
|Average conceded goals per match: ||0.7 /0.8 |
|Failure to score matches: ||2 / 0 |
|Team form (last 5 matches): ||D W W W D / W W W W W |
1. Winner Odds Preview
As highlighted above, Celtic and Rosenborg have already met in European competition this season. They were paired in the draw for the Champions League second qualifying round. Celtic came out on top in the first leg at Celtic Park, winning the match 3-1 and this was good enough to see them progress to the next round.
Therefore, considering that win and the fact Celtic have played four games at home in Europe this season, winning three and drawing one, it is the Scottish champions who start as favourites with the bookmakers.
The Celtic vs Rosenborg betting odds have Celtic at 1.54 to take maximum points with 1XBET.
Rosenborg crashed out of the Champions League to Celtic but won through the third qualifying round and playoffs of the Europa League. They picked up two away wins in those ties but lost both away legs of their Champions League qualifying matches.
Rosenborg are the outsiders to win this game, priced at 6.60 with Bet365. The draw is also available at 4.60. Read on for more Celtic vs Rosenborg betting tips.
2. Celtic v Rosenborg Prediction
When Celtic and Rosenborg met in Europe earlier this season at Celtic Park we enjoyed an entertaining match. The Norwegian team took the lead against the odds but Celtic fought back to win the game 3-1.
Celtic to win and both teams to score is 2.98 at 1XBET.
In four home European games this season, Celtic have scored 3 goals three times. They like to attack on home soil and will surely adopt the same approach for this match. Rosenborg conceded 3 or more goals in two of their three away Europa League group games last season and could be in for more of the same this season.
Celtic to win and over 2.5 goals total is 2.20 with Bet365.
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