Salzburg vs Genk Prediction & Match Preview

Salzburg vs Genk
Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).

Salzburg has made one of the best starts that any team could dream of their in their domestic league, and hope the form would carry over into their continental run. They have won every single one of their fixtures in the Austrian Bundesliga, and did it emphatically as well, that the title race is already considered half-way done.

Take into account that none of the other squads have even an unbeaten record to boast of against the 100% winning run of the leaders. Moreover, Red Bull has scored an astonishing 34 goals from these seven match-ups, while none have crossed the 20-mark yet.

The domination of this team is no new thing to Austrians that the side has been successfully defending their crown for several years in running now. Suffice it to say that confidence is plenty in the camp, and for sure the incoming Belgians will have a tough task at hand this Tuesday.

While Genk is the reigning champion of the Pro League, they have been struggling to maintain their levels this time around in the competition. So much so that the team currently possesses the ninth position in the table, and have managed a paltry ten goals from their total seven games in the tournament so far.

Their recent away record too will be a cause for concern for fans, and against the in-form hosts, the problem will just be compounding.

Salzburg vs Genk Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These two teams are taking on each other for the first time in the 21st century.

Salzburg vs Genk Prediction

Red Bull is at present on a seven-match winning run, and going further back, have won 13 of their last 15 ties. On top of that, they have the home status for the day and are on a five-game winning run at this venue.

In addition, the side has scored a total of 27 goals from the previous five appearances in front of their home crowd, while keeping clean sheets in two of the former three.

To take on this monster of a squad comes Genk, with just two wins from their six prior fixtures, and just one from their former five on the road. Furthermore, their only road win this season has been against the worst unit in their domestic league, and this definitely would not be enough to take on the high-flying Austrians.

By all means, expect a great performance by the hosts in their CL opener.

Salzburg vs Genk Betting Tips

  • Salzburg to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • To Score the First Goal: Salzburg @ 1.40 (2/5).