Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Lerkendal Stadion when Rosenborg and PSV face each other in the Europa League playoffs. Rosenborg set up a meeting with PSV by beating Breidablik, Ventspils and Alanyaspor, and, no doubt, they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against PSV. Talented goalkeeper Rasmus Sandberg remains in the recovery room for the hosts, while forward Andreas Helmersen should recover in time to face PSV.
Anyhow, given Rosenborg’s attacking potential, we are positive that the Norwegians are going to find the net in the decider. The Rood-witten did well to roll over Mura 5-1 in the third qualifying round, and seeing that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday’s football match, both teams to score betting option should be considered. The likes of Erick Gabriel Gutierez and Armando Obispo are likely to miss the game through injury for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Birger Meling):
Born in Stavanger, Norway on December 17, 1994, Birger Meling is a defender who plays for Eliteserien club Rosenborg. Meling began his youth career at Viking back in 2000, but 13 years later he moved to English club Middlesbrough. However, the Norwegian footballer did not play for the Riverside Stadium outfit at senior level.
Meling started his senior career at Stabaek, but after scoring five goals in 57 appearances for the Blue Ones in the league, he moved to famous Norwegian club Rosenborg in the winter of 2017. Speaking of his international career, Meling made his debut with the Norway national team on November 11, 2017 in a 2-0 loss over North Macedonia.
The Rosenborg defender has six caps with Norway U21 team as well. His preferred foot is left, whilst his main position on the field is left-back. The 173-cm-tall footballer has a contract with Rosenborg, which should expire on December 31, 2020.
Highlighted Team (PSV):
Based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, PSV is a professional football club competing the top flight of the Dutch football, Eredivisie. PSV play their home games at the Phillips Stadium which can accommodate 35,000 people. Over the course of its 100-year-old history, PSV has become one of the country’s Big Three clubs that has dominated Eredivisie along with Ajax and Feyenoord.
Known as a stepping stone for future world-class stars, PSV propelled the likes of Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romario, Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and most recently Arjen Robben. The Boeren (Peasants) as they call themselves take pride in Eindhoven’s status of being a provincial city and never hide their Brabantian heritage which allow them to enjoy their uniqueness in the company of more prominent clubs from Dutch big cities.
The Peasants boast 23 domestic league titles and 9 KNVB Cup trophies. They have also managed two major European titles – European Cup in 1987-88 and UEFA Cup in 1977-78.