Salzburg vs LASK Linz
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Siezenheim.
The new football campaign in Austrian Bundesliga is about to start. The reigning champions Red Bull Salzburg are going to host LASK Linz, one of the most pleasant surprise packages in the previous season and seek the first victory in front of the home crowd. Team from Salzburg had very successful pre-season period, managing to win the last three preparation games against Rennes, Utrecht and Jablonec with impressive goal difference of 9-0.
There were no surprises when it comes to odds for this match. All bookies are heavily on the side of home team, with average price being around 1.45. Besides domestic clashes, Salzburg will also try to reach UEFA Champions League group stages. That campaign starts next week against Shkendija or Sheriff Tiraspol.
LASK Linz have earned the right to participate in European competitions after a long time thanks to the spectacular performances in the national cup last season. They are playing in Europa League and will most likely move to the next round after demolishing Lillestrom (Norway) at home 4-0.
Salzburg vs LASK: Head-to-head
LASK Linz were one of the rare teams which managed to stay undefeated against Salzburg in both encounters last season. The first one, played at this stadium ended 0-0, while team from Linz won the duel at home 1-0.
The average number of goals seen in duels of these two teams so far is 2.6 per duel.
Salzburg vs LASK: Prediction
Red Bull Salzburg looked amazing in the pre-season, which is just one more reason why to back them here. LASK will surely have fitness issues, so home win HT and FT is my top bet.
If you are aiming at value bets, Salzburg to score three team goals or more at 2.62 is the way to go with.
Salzburg vs LASK: Bet Tips
Home win HT and FT @ 2.10
Salzburg team goals Over 2.5 @ 2.62.