Salzburg vs LASK
Austria – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
Salzburg have been the best team in the competition, and especially in terms of offensive prowess. They do have the home advantage, and are considered to be the favorites this Friday. However, they are taking on the second-placed LASK, who are trailing behind in the table by just two points. Expect a thrilling encounter, with goals from both teams.
Salzburg vs LASK Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the last thirteen games had goals from both teams.
- 21 of the previous 24 wins had gone to Salzburg.
- Four of the former five encounters had three or more goals.
- Since 2000, LASK have won just once at this venue.
- Seven of the previous eight h2h battles had goals from both teams.
Salzburg vs LASK Prediction
Salzburg were held to a 2-2 draw on the road the last match-day (before Christmas break) by Hartberg. Despite being on the road, and being reduced to ten due to a red card, the toppers of the table managed to salvage one point from the game.
Meanwhile, LASK too were held to a draw by Sturm Graz, but at home. The scoreline was 3-3, but the former had the home advantage, and a two-man numerical advantage (as the guests were reduced to nine on the pitch due to two dismissals). Still, they could secure just one point, which effectively should be considered as a loss.
Against Salzburg, LASK have struggled for too long. In fact, 21 of the prior 24 h2h wins had gone to the former, and in the past 20 years, only once have the guests won at this venue. In addition, Salzburg have scored the most number of goals, at 66, while the next best is just 41 by Wolfsberger.
On top of that, Salzburg have won all but one of their nine home fixtures so far, scoring 41 goals in the process. Considering all these factors together, we are inclined to pick the hosts Salzburg as the favorites.
However, do note that 10 of the prior 13 h2h games, and 7 of the last 8 at this venue had goals from both teams. Also, LASK have won all of their away games in the league this season, and they have failed to score at this venue only once in the past decade. Likely, the BTTS bet should bring good returns this Friday, as these two take the field.
Salzburg vs LASK Betting Tips
Salzburg to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).