Kick-off: 2000, 20/09/2018
Stadium: Celtic Park
TV: BT Sport
Celtic and Rosenborg are familiar foes and the Glasgow giants are again fancied to come out on top in Thursday night’s Europa League group-stage clash.
The Hoops have twice knocked out the Norwegian club in Champions League qualifiers over the past 14 months, picking up two wins and a couple of draws from those encounters.
Brendan Rodgers’ side prevailed 3-1 when they met at Parkhead in late July and our first Celtic vs Rosenborg prediction is 23/20 for a repeat scenario of a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
A Look At Celtic’s Betting Odds
Celtic’s hopes of progressing further in Europe’s elite club competition were dashed by AEK Athens but they got back on track versus FK Suduva in this event.
Following a 1-1 draw in Lithuania, Leigh Griffiths, Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer netted in the return fixture.
That smooth success gave us a trio of winning tips, including a 5/1 correct score prediction.
Friday’s goalless draw at St Mirren left the Hoops five points adrift of early pacesetters Hearts in the Scottish Premiership, but Griffiths insists they can shrug off that frustration.
He said: “Yes, we were frustrated. Playing a large part of the game with 10 men, we still dominated the match.
“At times, you are not going to get clear-cut chances, but sometimes you need to take those half-chances you get.
“But we will have a good week’s training and look forward to a big game against Rosenborg.”
Ajer is a major doubt for Celtic as the Norway defender is suffering from a virus and will be assessed before the match.
Jozo Simunovic remains out with a knee injury while long-term absentee Nir Bitton (knee) is progressing with his rehabilitation and on course for an October return.
A Look At Rosenborg’s Betting Odds
Rosenborg have rallied well since bowing out of the Champions League too, beating Cork City 5-0 on aggregate in this competition and Shkendija of Macedonia 5-1.
New boss Rini Coolen has also steered his side to four straight domestic victories, putting them second, just a point behind leaders Brann.
However, there have been some defensive lapses creeping through, with Stromgodset beaten 4-3 and Valerenga only going down 3-2 to a last-gasp Issam Jebali strike on Sunday.
We’re hoping for another open encounter here and 11/1 for a 3-1 home win completes our Celtic vs Rosenborg betting tips.
St Mirren 0-0 CELTIC
Valerenga 2-3 ROSENBORG – Jonathan Levi, Enar Jaager, Issam Jebali
Head-to-head: Rosenborg 0-0 Celtic, Celtic 3-1 Rosenborg, Rosenborg 0-1 Celtic, Celtic 0-0 Rosenborg
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