Salzburg – Red Star, Champions League Prediction
Salzburg and Crvena Zvezda made 0-0 in the first match, which was quite nervous and equal. Red Star was the team that wanted the victory more and created more positions and made more punches, respectively, and accurate. Obviously, Salzburg was equalizing them. When playing such playoffs, the teams always realize that there are two matches and they must have a plan for each of these two matches.
Salzburg is certainly a much more classy team. The Austrians are in a brilliant form and no longer have 15 games lost, of which 14 have won. The only draw was against the Red Star last week. As for home games, Salzburg literally built a fortress. Note that they only have 2 losses in the last 63 games as a host, and these two losses are in friendly games, with 51 winning and 11 draws in them. Apparently Salzburg is a very serious team and they have a huge chance to enter the Champions League teams this season. This has never happened in the history of this team, so the motivation is even doubled.
Red Star is one of the great teams. The Serbs have 1 CASE, but in the form of the current Champions League, they have not yet joined the groups. They do not even play frequently and qualifiers as last happened two years ago, and before that in the distant 2007. Still, the Red Star is quite a strong team and is also in top shape at this point. Serbs are in a series of 31 losses without losses, with only 6 draws. They removed Spartak Tarnava and Sveduva on their way here, but they were not from Salzburg.
Obviously, the hunger for success in this game is enormous. Surely we will have a new entrant in the Champions League groups, but usually in such duels, the winner is solved by small details at key moments. Here, of course, the household factor plays a huge role. The difference in class is not that big, but it is definitely in favor of the Austrians. We look for Salzburg, but the match is unlikely to repeat last week’s zero draw. This means that if the Red Star scored a goal, then Salzburg will necessarily seek the victory. There is a chance for hosts to take their match with 1-0, so our forecast is a victory for Salzburg at 1.52, but if you are looking for a higher odds to be worth it, you can try our alternative forecast – “Salzburg over 1.5 goals “At 1.76
The forwards, Gulbrandsen(injury) and Hwang(national duty), won’t take part in this game. However, they haven’t got a single game this season for RB, anyway
LB Stojkovic is out