Rosenborg vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Rosenborg vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Last season’s Europa League finalists Ajax will be looking to avoid a humiliating elimination from the competition when they travel to the Lerkendal Stadion to take on Rosenborg on Thursday night for the second leg of their Europa League play-off tie. Ajax created themselves over 20 goalscoring opportunities, including eight shots on target last week, but they were unable to find the back of the net. Rosenborg found the back of the net late in the game despite only having two shots on target, with Samuel Adegbenro scoring the winner in the 77th minute. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Rosenborg haven’t been very convincing at home over the past few weeks. They needed a goal in extra-time to beat Dundalk in their Champions League qualifiers and then lost to Celtic. Furthermore, they were beaten by Haugesund in the Eliteserien at the weekend, so I think that Ajax have a good chance of winning here. The Amsterdammers looked in control in the first leg, but unfortunately, they weren’t able to find the back of the net. I’m expecting a high-scoring game here as Ajax have nothing to lose and they are obliged to score.

Ajax to win at 10/11

Over 2.5 goals at 4/6

Rosenborg saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Rosenborg have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 4 games against Ajax

Ajax saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Rosenborg Form Guide

Rosenborg Team Logo

Rosenborg

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

29-04-2018

Eliteserien

Stroemsgodset Team Logo Stroemsgodset

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-05-2018

Cup

Steinkjer Team Logo Steinkjer

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

05-05-2018

Eliteserien

Ranheim Team Logo Ranheim

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-05-2018

Cup

Brattvaag Team Logo Brattvaag

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Eliteserien

Stabaek Team Logo Stabaek

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-05-2018

Eliteserien

Lillestroem Team Logo Lillestroem

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-05-2018

Eliteserien

FK Haugesund Team Logo FK Haugesund

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

27-05-2018

Eliteserien

Brann Team Logo Brann

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-05-2018

Cup

Odds Ballklubb Team Logo Odds Ballklubb

FT 9 - 8

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-06-2018

Eliteserien

Tromsoe Team Logo Tromsoe

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
L A

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-03-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Al Ahly Team Logo Al Ahly

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Rosenborg Preview

Although they suffered a disappointing elimination from the Champions League third qualifying round following a narrow 1-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Celtic, Rosenborg bounced back with four consecutive wins across all competitions. Their winning streak ended at the weekend as they suffered an unexpected 0-1 home loss at the hands of Haugesund in the Eliteserien. However, manager Kare Ingebrigtsen rested several key players against Haugesund as their main goal at the moment is to reach the Europa League group stage. Despite the defeat, Rosenborg still sit comfortably at the top of the Eliteserien table with 41 points under their belts after 20 rounds, six points clear of second-placed Sarpsborg 08. On home soil, Rosenborg have endured a mixed run of form over the past three months, registering five wins, two defeats and one draw in their last eight home fixtures across all competitions. However, their recent Europa League home run has been terrible as they are winless in the last five home games, scoring just two goals in this term. Overall, Rosenborg were on a nine-game winless streak prior to their 0-1 win at Ajax last week.

Rosenborg Team News

Andreas Helmersen and Pal Andre Helland are both doubts, while Magnus Stamnestro is back in training following his knee injury.

Ajax Preview

Ajax failed to find the back of the net against Rosenborg last week, but they looked much better at the weekend as they beat Groningen 3-1 at home in the second round of the new Eredivisie campaign. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his first goal for Ajax since his return, while Hakim Ziyech continued his recent goalscoring form as he has already scored three goals in this early part of the 2017/18 competitive season. The Amsterdammers managed to reach the Europa League final last season where they were beaten by Manchester United, but they are now in real danger of exiting the competition before the group stage. The most worrying fact is that Ajax have struggled for form on the road in the Europa League over the past few years, winning just two of their last nine games. They are currently winless in six Europa League away fixtures, conceding at least two goals in four of these. Actually, conceding has been their main issue over the past three months, as they allowed at least two goals in five of their last eight games across all competitions. Donny van de Beek scored two goals in Ajax’s two-legged tie against Nice in the Champions League, and he is their current top scorer in Europe.

Ajax Team News

Indy Groothuizen, Abdelhak Nouri, Amin Younes, Mateusz Gorski and Norbert Alblas are all doubts ahead of this trip.

Rosenborg Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Ajax Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rosenborg vs Ajax Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Andre Hansen 194 93
21 LB Fredrik Midtsjoe 176 70
16 CD Joergen Skjelvik 183 77
3 RB Birger Meling 173 64
14 CD Johan Laedre Bjoerdal 188 83
8 CM Anders Konradsen 184 76
7 CM Mike Jensen 176 75
25 CM Marius Lundemo 188 82
9 CF Nicklas Bendtner 193 84
26 LF Milan Jevtovic 184 70
11 RF Yann-Erik de Lanlay 177 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Andre Onana 190 82
3 LB Joel Veltman 182 73
26 CD Nick Viergever 183 78
35 RB Mitchell Dijks 194 93
4 CD Matthijs de Ligt 187 80
10 CM Hakim Ziyech 180 70
6 CM Donny van de Beek 181 76
20 CM Lasse Schoene 178 75
45 LF Justin Kluivert 175 67
25 CF Kasper Dolberg 186 75
11 RF Amin Younes 168 70