Rosenborg vs Vardar – Europa League: Rosenborg tried to take part in the Champions League…
But they didn’t even reach the play-off, since they lost to Celtic on the qualifying round just before that one.
They have come to the Europa League where they had to defeat Ajax before reaching this group stage, which was “just” last season’s finalist of this competition.
Great job by Rosenborg since they won 1-0 in Amsterdam and 3-2 at home.
Domestically, the situation is completely controlled, since they have a 9-point advantage over the 2nd place.
On the Europa League, they got off to a bad start and they lost in Spain against Real Sociedad by an expressive result of 4-0.
That match was terrible for Rosenborg, because it now forces them to react on this match against Vardar already, in order to get the 3 points and be in the fight for the top 2 spots in the group.
Vardar: This team from Macedonia was a pleasant surprise on the Champions’ League qualifying stage, eliminating Malmo, the Swedish Champions, with a draw in Sweden and a win at home, in a match where they even started losing.
Then, they faced Copenhagen and they have won at home, but ended up losing away, on a tie that was only decided right at the end.
They got relegated to the Europa League’s play-off and they “only” eliminate Fenerbahce, who had Souza, Van Persie, Valbuena and many other quality players.
Vardar won 2-0 at home and 2-1 away from home. They arrive at this group stage in a totally deserved fashion. Their debut wasn’t great though, since they lost 5-0 at home against Zenit.
Advancing will be almost impossible but they can maybe get some points in this group, if their opponents underestimate this Macedonian side.
Rosenborg vs Vardar – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I expect a good reaction from Rosenborg in this match and I trust they will be able to defeat the Macedonian Champions, who are an organized team and very strong on the offensive transitions.
Rosenborg is the better team, having more quality, and that can make all the difference in this match.
Controlling Vardar’s dangerous counter-attacks, Rosenborg will have serious chances of winning this match and asserting their position as a 3rd team in the fight for qualification,
along with Real Sociedad and Zenit, who will face off tomorrow as well, with one of them, or even the two, dropping points certainly.
Rosenborg to win this match seems like a value bet to make.