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Gareth Friel fancies Rosenborg to gain revenge on St Johnstone in the Europa League on Thursday but Hibs may do better.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 05:17 Post Comment

Rosenborg can get their revenge on St Johnstone

Rosenborg can get their revenge on St Johnstone

St Johnstone pulled off a remarkable 1-0 win away to Rosenborg in their Europa League qualifier last week and on Thursday will hope to finish the job at McDairmid Park.

Saints have never lost at home in Europe in six ties. If they maintain that record they will go through against a side who are now 16 games into their domestic season. Notably, last Thursday was the first time the Norwegians have lost in 15 games.

Tommy Wright and his men were huge underdogs in the first leg but the dynamic of the tie has changed. Although Rosenborg are still favourites to go through, there's a bit of pressure on St Johnstone now.

It may be the countless disappointments involving Scottish sides and the national team on the big stage over the years but I can't help feeling that Rosenborg's class and experience will prevail in the end.

With that in mind, Sky Bet offer a standout 11/10 on Rosenborg to win - the only firm going odds-against - and it's worth taking.

Like Rosenborg, Malmo are well into their domestic season and it showed in their 2-0 win over Hibernian last week.

Although Hibs are now well up against it to qualify, there were enough signs in the first leg that the Swedish side may find things a bit tougher at Easter Road. Defensively, Malmo were vulnerable at times although they were not tested as often as Pat Fenlon would have liked.

At home though, Hibs should be able to apply a bit more pressure and may get some joy. It's difficult to see them being able to turn the tie around and progress but there's every chance they could still emerge victorious on the night.

Malmo's superior fitness gives them an edge but the 7/4 on Hibs to win still looks reasonable.


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