RB Leipzig vs. Rosenborg / Europa League – This is a duel of two last-ranked teams in the group, but Leipzig has six points, while Rosenborg has not won any. It is clear that the Norwegian champion no longer has the chance to win the knockout stage, but Leipzig still has, and victory in the match is the imperative. They will not be safe even in the case of a triumph, because everything depends on their duel in Glasgow, where the relieved Salzburg must master the host. So, the German team is in an awkward situation for that is not in shape and they lost the previous two Europa League duels, as well as their championship match last weekend. Rosenborg has already won the new title of Norway's champions, while Leipzig celebrated in the first duel in Trondheim with 3-1.
RB Leipzig vs. Rosenborg begins 13.12.2018 at 21:00 CET
Leipzig is in a difficult situation before the last round, but they had a very good situation after three rounds and six points on their account. They lost the last two matches from their direct rivals, true as guests, but when we also add a home defeat from Salzburg in the first round, then it is clear they could not expect any better.
All their defeats were minimal and it can be a special relief when it comes to the match with Celtic, because they have better mutual score, which still keeps them safe, even though they have three points backlog. It is clear that they have to defeat Rosenborg, but that is the easiest part of the job, and the more difficult for Salzburg is to win Celtic as a guest. It is certain that coach Rangnick will make changes compared to the composition that lost in Freiburg on Saturday.
Probable lineups RB Leipzig: Mvogo – Mukiele, Orban, Konate, Saracchi – Ilsanker, Laimer, Bruma, Kampl – Augustin, Y.Poulsen
This season is practically over for Rosenborg and they only have this match to play. It does not mean absolutely anything to them because they lost the previous five duels in Europa league and were thus left without a chance to be in the knockout stage of this competition. They have already played a lot of European matches because they performed in the Champions League qualifiers and then in Europa League qualifiers. They reached the group stage and then as if they were left without strength, although they had a very tough group and no wonder they did not win any points.
However, it is much more important for Rosenborg that they won the title of Norwegian champions again and a trophy in the Cup at the beginning of this month. They have continued to dominate in their domestic competitions and they are going on a winter break very satisfied, but they still have to play this duel. It is difficult to find some motivation, except if they maybe win one point, although they are absolute outsiders against a team that is much better and under the imperative of victory.
Probable lineups Rosenborg : Hansen – Hedenstad, Hovland, Reginiussen, Meling – Trondsen, Jensen, Konradsen – Helland, de Lanlay – Bendtner
RB Leipzig vs. Rosenborg PICK
Leipzig surely wants to triumph in this duel and they will move offensively from the first minute, in order to peacefully watch developments in Glasgow. Rosenborg is practically already on vacation and they are far from the right form, so we predict their convincing defeat in this match.
Pick: Asian Handicap -2 Leipzig
Odds: 1.71 at unibet (down to 1.60 can be played)
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