Still hoping to reach a place in the second phase of the Europa League 2018/2019 version, Leipzig faces Rosenborg on Thursday, 13 December. The match is part of the sixth – last – round of the group stage of the competition. It will be played at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, starting at 18h (Brasília time).The teams are in Group B, which has Salzburg, Austria, which is also owned by Red Bull, ranked and guaranteed in the lead with 15 points accumulated. The second wave is between Celtic, who have nine points and will face at home the Austrians at the same time, and the Germans, who are in third place with six points. The Norwegians, still without scoring, are eliminated.
In order to survive in contention, the victory against Rosenborg is a mandatory result for Leipzig, but insufficient. The team also need to hope their ‘brother’ Salzuburg defeats Celtic in Glasgow. Thus, there would be a tie in scoring in the second place and the Germans would prevail for having the best in the direct confrontation with the Scots, which is the first criterion of tiebreaker.It is not an impossible combination. After all, Salzburg are undefeated this season and have enjoyed 100% so far in the Europa League. Leizpzig, however, will have to overcome a moment of turmoil. In the last six matches he has left the field defeated in four.The most recent appointment was on Saturday, December 8, for the fourteenth round of the German Championship. As a visitor, it took 3 to 0 of Freiburg. Staying in the 25 points (seven wins, four draws and three losses) was beaten by Bayern Munich, who reached 27 by beating Nuremberg 3-0 to fourth. It is the last place in the classification zone for the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League. The distance to Borussia Dortmund, leader, who scored 2-1 at Shalke, rose to 11 points.Coach Ralf Rangnick will not be able to count on Swedish midfielder and striker Emil Forsberg to return. The injured athlete is still vetted by the medical department.
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The departure of this Thursday is practically an interruption of the vacations of Rosenborg. The football season in the country, which does not follow the standards of most countries of the Old Continent, was closed on December 2 with the club conquering the title of the Norwegian Cup. He defeated Stromsgodset 4-1 in the single-game decision.He thus completed the double as he had also secured the Eliteserien trophy, the Norwegian Championship. He closed his participation on November 24 with a 1-1 draw at home with Bodo / Glimt. He reached 54 points (19 wins, seven draws and four losses). He had already secured the title in advance.He finished five points clear of Molde, runner-up. Presented the least leaked defense of the tournament. He has scored 24 goals in 30 matches. The attack was the second best, with 51 goals scored.
Football Prediction of the Day Leipzig vs Rosenborg
The first round match of the UEFA Europa League group stage 2018/2019 was the first encounter involving the teams. Leipzig won by 3-1.
The attentions of the Leipzig fans will certainly be more focused on the game in Glasgow than on the club’s own game. In front of a Rosenborg on holiday, there is not much room for any risky guess. The prognosis in the victory of the German team, despite the recent instability that the team has been presenting, is the best option.
Bet Tips: Leipzig wins