17:45 GMT 18 July 2018
The Rosenborg vs. Valur match will be played on Wednesday, July 18, at the Lerkendal Stadium, Trondheim. This is the Champions League first qualifying round second leg between the Norwegian and Icelandic champions. In the first leg played at Iceland, Valur recorded a minimal 1:0 victory.
This will be the second encounter of these two teams. Valur won the first match they played a week ago by 1:0.
Rosenborg is second in the domestic league after 16 rounds. They have only two points less than the current leaders Brann. We had a similar situation in the previous season, and Rosenborg managed to win another championship title in the end. However, the slower start of the season might cost them in Champions League qualifiers, where they encountered a tough opponent in the first round. Rosenborg will have to score, and probably save their net in order to eliminate Valur. If we take a look at their last few games, that will surely be a tough task.
Latest matches: Rosenborg BK
|11.07.2018||UEFA||Valur Reykjavik||Rosenborg BK||1:0||L|
|07.07.2018||Elit||Rosenborg BK||Tromso IL||2:1||W|
|01.07.2018||Elit||Sandefjord Fotball||Rosenborg BK||0:1||W|
|24.06.2018||Elit||Rosenborg BK||Valerenga IF||3:0||W|
|11.06.2018||Elit||Tromso IL||Rosenborg BK||2:1||L|
Valur surprised Rosenborg and defeated them by 1:0 in the first leg. Now they will try to defend that lead in Norway. Valur is second in the Iceland first league with the same amount of points as the leaders and their greatest rivals Stjarnan. They are in an excellent form and they might even eliminate Rosenborg.
Latest matches: Valur Reykjavik
|11.07.2018||UEFA||Valur Reykjavik||Rosenborg BK||1:0||W|
|05.07.2018||Urva||KR Reykjavik||Valur Reykjavik||1:1||D|
|01.07.2018||Urva||Keflavik IF||Valur Reykjavik||0:2||W|
|25.06.2018||Bika||Valur Reykjavik||Breidablik Kopavogur||1:2||L|
|20.06.2018||Urva||Valur Reykjavik||FH Hafnarfjordur||2:1||W|
Rosenborg will attack from the first minute of the game. If they score an early goal, everything is possible. Valur will be defensive minded in the upcoming game. We should see under 2.5 goals scored.
18 July 2018 - 17:45 GMT
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