RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League 2020/21
Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
Bayern Munich travel to Salzburg aiming to stretch their winning streak in UEFA Champions League to 14 games.
The Bavarians were troubled by Lokomotiv last week, but a moment of brilliance from the feet of Joshua Kimmich handed them a much needed 2-1 win and sent them to top of the table.
The team managed by Hans-Dieter Flick have now won 13 Champions League games on the bounce having thrashed Atletico Madrid 4-0 on matchday 1.
Salzburg on the other hand were unlucky to lose to Atletico Madrid 2-3 and at one point looked better than the Spaniards. However, Joao Felix was the player who weathered the storm and struck twice in the second half to undo the Austrians.
The team managed by Jesse Marsch remains a constant threat on the attacking front, at the same time they tend to concede a lot of goals. This is the reason why they cannot win against teams with quality players. They will start Tuesday’s match from the foot of the table with 1 point from 2 games.
Salzburg vs Bayern Munich Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head-to-head meeting between the two teams.
Yet, Salzburg have the experience of playing against German Bundesliga teams, the latest in the Europa League round of 32 last season, but lost 3-6 on aggregate, 2-2 home and 1-4 away.
Overall there have been 14 meetings and they have a moderate record of 5 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. The record at home is strong with 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.
Bayern’s overall record against Austrian clubs is 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 8, but only 1 of those wins came from 4 trips to the country, drew 2 and lost 1.
Salzburg vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Without a doubt, this is Bayern’s game to win and any other result will be a huge surprise.
We are ruling out any surprises since Jesse Marsch’s style of play suits the Germans, unlike Lokomotiv who sit deep patiently before launching the counter attack.
Anyhow, Bayern can be vulnerable at the back and there will be goals since Salzburg averaged 4.2 goals per game at this ground from 5 home matches played so far this season. The Bavarians on the other hand scored at 2.4 goals in away games across all competitions this season.
Therefore, over 3.5 goals has to be the top pick for this game with btts and away win serving as a decent alternative.
Among players, Serge Gnabry is my preferred choice to score anytime here. The young winger missed a few games this season due to illness, but got 45 mins under at RZD Arena last week and got on the scoresheet against Koln on the weekend. He scored 5 goals in last UCL 5 starts for the Bavarians and could be backed at some solid odds on Tuesday.
Salzburg vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
BTTS & Bayern @ 2.05
Over 3.5 goals @ 1.57 odd
Serge Gnabry to score anytime.