Rosenborg v Celtic: Signs point to high-scoring Hoops progression
The first leg of Celtic and Rosenborg’s Champions League Qualifier may have ended 0-0, but that tense encounter didn’t properly represent these two high-scoring sides. We’re tipping up goals, goals, goals as the pair face off again at Lerkendal Stadion.
The Troll Children (yes, that is Rosenborg’s real nickname!) have netted in seven successive home games, while the Hoops have registered in 23 away matches on the bounce. So Both Teams to Score looks to be easy money at 7/10.
Meanwhile, there’s 10/11 on offer for Over 2.5 Goals. But the selection which most excites us is the 11/2 available for Over 4.5. That’s because no fewer than 17 of Celtic’s games last term produced five or more goals.
Having demolished Sunderland 5-0 in a friendly at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, we fancy the visitors to just about edge it on the night, with 7/5 for Celtic to win in 90 minutes, 7/4 for Rosenborg and 21/10 for level-pegging.
However, with goals almost a certainty, the 18/5 for Celtic to win and Both Teams to Score looks like a better bet.
So, who can we expect to find the net in Trondheim?
Following his hat-trick against the Black Cats, Callum McGregor looks the dark horse to back, with 11/2 on offer for the midfielder to strike anytime.
Elsewhere, Leigh Griffiths’ five UCL goals last term will likely make him a popular bet to score at 6/4.
For the hosts, it’s all about former Colchester United man Matthias Vilhjalmsson in this market. The Icelander has registered nine times in Rosenborg’s last ten games. He’s 23/10 to score anytime here, while it’s 13/2 he opens the scoring for the fourth time in eight games.
Click here for the latest Rosenborg v Celtic odds.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing