Salzburg vs Club Brugge
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
Salzburg were impeccable in the group stage of the competition, but they are in danger of falling at the first obstacle in the knockout phase after the 2-1 defeat to Club Brugge seven days ago. The Bulls thus need a win in the reverse fixture in front of the home crowd, but they will have to work hard to get it if we are to judge by the first leg.
Marco Rose has huge problems with the lack of competitive games for his troops in 2019. Teams are still on break in Austrian Bundesliga, while Club Brugge have already played five league ties so far in the year. The visitors did not quite get off to the bets start of the year, but last week’s win over Salzburg obviously lifted team’s spirits as Leko’s men backed it up with a wonderful display in a 3-1 win over runaway leaders Genk on Sunday.
Salzburg vs Club Brugge: Head-to-head
The match played seven days ago at Jan Breydelstadion was the first head to head encounter between these two likes.
It seemed Salzburg will easily maintain the splendid Europa League form when Zlatko Junuzovic pushed them in front 17 minutes into the game, but Club Brugge managed a second half comeback to win it 2-1.
Salzburg vs Club Brugge: Prediction
The hosts remain massive favourites following an impeccable form and a perfect record in a complicated group with Celtic, Rosenborg and RB Leipzig. They’ve enjoyed a stellar attacking form in the process, but they failed to show it in the first leg of the last 32 round tie against Belgian champions.
We also have to mention that Club Brugge did not concede a single goal in last three Champions League affairs against the likes of Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid. They will enter this in the highest of spirits after weekend’s win over Genk.
We’ll thus advise you to reconsider the home win picks with high stakes. Instead, we will go for goals at both ends as well as Club Brugge not to lose by two or more goals difference as main betting options here.
Salzburg vs Club Brugge: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Club Brugge +1.5 handicap @ 1.53 (8/15).