Liverpool vs Salzburg
Date: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
The Reds are determined to get back to their glory days, and under Jurgen Klopp, they are doing exactly that. Leaving the likes of Manchester City in the dust, the team has registered wins in all of their seven matches in the league, to post a healthy five-point lead at the top of the table right away.
This season, they surely are targeting the double. And by the looks of it, the squad really has the potential to do so.
Still, their struggles on the road, especially in European ties have been well on display. Their opener in the competition this time around ended in defeat, against Napoli.
On Italian soil, the defending champions conceded two late goals by Napoli, which surely did take the air out of the English outfit.
Now with Napoli, and Salzburg at the top of the table, this match-up is really something where Jordan Henderson and his boys could not afford to mess up.
The Austrians vowed everyone with their goal-rout against the Belgians in the group the last match-day. One after the other, six goals were put into Genk’s net, and as a result, not only have they registered three points on the board but have posted a healthy goal-difference too.
Right now, if they are able to pull an upset against the Reds, they just might manage to qualify from this tough mix. The question remains though – how will the guests put up with the intensity of Anfield?
Liverpool vs Salzburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The sides are locking horns for the first time in the 21st century.
Liverpool vs Salzburg Prediction
First and foremost, Klopp’s men are the reigning European champions and are the potential English champions for this season. They also have the home advantage. And they are right now backed into a corner due to the loss against Napoli.
On the other hand, the guests come from the comparatively far inferior Austrian league, and quite expectedly, the talents on the home-side roster far outweigh their counterparts on the other side.
Moreover, with arguably the best defense in the world right now, led by the indomitable Virgil Van Dijk, the hosts will easily target a clean sheet and stand a great chance to achieve it as well.
Finally, Liverpool has a 100% win-record at Anfield this season, and the same record in their domestic league as well, which is widely touted to be the best in the world. By all means, count on a majestic outing by the six-time European champions.
Liverpool vs Salzburg Betting Tips
To Keep a Clean Sheet: Liverpool @ 2.50 (3/2)
Liverpool to Win to Nil @ 2.60 (8/5).