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RB Leipzig vs Rosenborg Predictions

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      Tip Reasoning

      It didn’t seem likely that RB Leipzig, who played in the Champions League last season, would be out of the top two with just one game to go in Group B, though that is where the Germans find themselves ahead of match-day six. If they’re to progress, Ralf Rangnick’s men will need to win this match and hope that Celtic avoid taking a point off Salzburg.

      It’s not exactly been a walk in the park for Leipzig in Europe this time around, though Thursday’s hosts could hardly have asked for a better game to end the group on. Their destiny may ultimately be in Celtic’s hands, but they can give themselves the best possible chance by beating a weak Rosenborg side.

      When the teams met in the reverse fixture, Leipzig delivered what has turned out to their best performance of the tournament. They dominated the game, were on the front foot throughout, created plenty of chances and scored three goals. A repeat of that effort in front of their own fans would almost definitely see Rangnick’s men walk off the pitch with all three points.

      Rosenborg are rightly bottom of the group; they’ve struggled to get going in the final third, while they’ve also been hopeless at the back. Thursday’s visitors have conceded 13 goals in five matches and have scored a measly three in reply. On top of conceding numerous goals, Rosenborg have gifted their opponents an abundance of chances, as they’re shipping an average of 1.99 expected goals.

      When Rosenborg visited Salzburg earlier in the group, they conceded three goals, while they also conceded a whopping 3.84 expected goals. If Leipzig hit their stride on Thursday, then the visitors could really struggle to cope, particularly if they rest players, which is not of the question given that they’re already out.

      At the prices, the bet that stands out is ‘Leipzig -2 Handicap’ stands out. The visitors have simply failed to compete at both ends of the pitch. What’s more, when Leipzig took on Rosenborg in Norway, not only did they score three goals, but they dominated in all areas, including shots, shots on target, expected goals. Now back in front of their own fans, the Germans are fancied to put the already-eliminated visitors to the sword.

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