Salzburg vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Wals-Siezenheim).
Salzburg have shocked Borussia Dortmund beating them 1-2 away at Signal-Iduna-Park to obtain a massive edge ahead of the rematch at Red Bull Arena. The Austrian champions are thus in a phenomenal position, but the tie is all but closed given that BVB definitely have what it takes to turn things around in the reverse fixture.
Peter Stoger’s men have revealed their attacking potential on Sunday afternoon when Michy Batshuayi brought them an important three-pointer against top-four rivals Eintracht Frankfurt. The Belgian striker, who has been struggling for goals in the last couple of weeks, has finally instilled some confidence into him by netting a race, including the match-winner late un the stoppage time to push Borussia into third place in the Bundesliga standings. BVB will thus travel to Austria high on confidence looking to put on another strong attacking showing and we fancy their chances here given they are unbeaten on last six travels across competitions.
Salzburg, on the other side, have practically secured the silverware in their domestic competitions which is why the head coach Marco Rose mixed up his cards in the weekend’s 2-2 draw away at Mattersburg resting key players for this rematch with Dortmund. Salzburg are eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings in spite of the mentioned slip-up.
Salzburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
It was Valon Berisha who stole the show in the first leg in Dortmund netting a brace for his team in their first ever encounter with German heavyweights.
Andre Schurrle bagged the only goal of the game for Stoger’s side.
Salzburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
The quality is no doubts on Dortmund’s side and we truly believe they have what it takes to turn thing around here and go through into the next round.
Michy Batshuay has regained the much-needed confidence by netting a brace against Eintracht Frankfurt and we’ll back the Belgian striker to score anytime at the odds of 1.95.
Salzburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Borussia Dortmund to win @ 2.40
Michy Batshuayi to score anytime @ 1.95