Wednesday 2 Aug

Rosenborg vs. Celtic Match Preview

01 Aug 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Qualification

Rosenborg BK

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • D


18:45 GMT
02 August 2017

Celtic FC

  • W
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W

18:45 GMT 02 August 2017

The Rosenborg vs. Celtic match will be played on Wednesday, August 2, at the Lerkendal Stadium, Trondheim. This is the second leg of Champions League third qualifying round. In the first match played in Scotland, the result was 0:0.


  • Rosenborg is currently in a series of seven games without a defeat. In the previous Champions League qualifying round they eliminated Dundalk by 3:2 on aggregate, after extra time!
  • The 4:0 defeat against Lyon finished Celtic's incredible series of 38 games without a defeat in all competitions. Celtic eliminated Linfield in the previous round by 6:0 on aggregate.


These teams played three head to head matches so far, all in Champions League. Apart from the game played last week, they played two games in Champions League 2001/02 season, and both times the hosts recorded a victory - in Norway, it was 2:0, while in Scotland it was 1:0.

Head to head matches: Rosenborg BK - Celtic FC

26.07.2017 UEFA Celtic FC Rosenborg BK 0:0


The season in Norwegian Eliteserien started almost four months ago, and Rosenborg is the first on the table after 17 rounds with 35 points, which is five more than the second-placed Sarpsborg. Rosenborg fulfilled their primary goal in Scotland - they recorded a clean sheet, and they are now in the driving seat in this clash. If they win, they will certainly qualify for the next qualifying round. However, a goalless draw in the first match was proven to be tricky for numerous teams in the past, so Rosenborg has to be careful against dangerous Scottish champion.

Latest matches: Rosenborg BK

26.07.2017 UEFA Celtic FC Rosenborg BK 0:0 D
19.07.2017 UEFA Rosenborg BK Dundalk FC 2:1 W
15.07.2017 Elit Sogndal IL Rosenborg BK 0:3 W
12.07.2017 UEFA Dundalk FC Rosenborg BK 1:1 D
08.07.2017 Elit Rosenborg BK Sandefjord Fotball 5:1 W


Celtic's remarkable run can to an end and despite the 4:0 defeat against Lyon came in the friendly match without competitive meaning, it affected Celtic's self-confidence. They didn't perform as they expected in the first game, and they will be more aggressive and attack-minded in the second leg.

Latest matches: Celtic FC

29.07.2017 Club Sunderland AFC Celtic FC 0:5 W
26.07.2017 UEFA Celtic FC Rosenborg BK 0:0 D
19.07.2017 UEFA Celtic FC FC Linfield 4:0 W
15.07.2017 Club Celtic FC Olympique Lyon 0:4 L
14.07.2017 UEFA FC Linfield Celtic FC 0:2 W


It is hard to predict which team will qualify for the next round but in this match, we don't expect many goals.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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