Salzburg vs Liverpool
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday 10th December 2019
Kick off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Wals-Siezenheim).
Liverpool could still be knocked out of the Champions League so this match is in effect a knock out game in and of itself. Liverpool are in 1st place in Group E with 10 points, Napoli have 9pts and Salzburg has 7pts.
Napoli will be expected to beat Genk and if Salzburg can beat Liverpool, the Reds would be ‘relegated’ to the Europa League. The fact that this match isn’t a dead rubber should make for a fantastic evening and atmosphere.
Liverpool, the European champions, will of course start as the favourites to win and they did beat Salzburg at Anfield 4-3. However, that was a game where Liverpool were 3-0 up and they almost drew the match.
Salzburg are guaranteed a Europa League place but of course they have the opportunity to possibly knock the champions out and they will give it their all. Their biggest presence seems to be in attack where they have scored an impressive 16 goals so far. They have beaten Genk in this stadium 6-2 but did lose against Napoli by 3-2.
Salzburg vs Liverpool: Head to Head
The teams only have the one recent meeting to show for h2h where Liverpool won 4-3 at home.
Salzburg vs Liverpool: Prediction
With both teams having the chance to qualify we think we will see a very fast paced game. Liverpool are the better team and should be respected as they are the champions.
Salzburg are really good to watch and they will attack any team but perhaps it is trying to play toe to toe with the better teams that can be their undoing. They are a pure entertainment side and for that they should also be respected.
But this is a major game for Liverpool and they will not want that embarrassment of going out of Europe’s elite competition.
Liverpool are odds on to win the game but we like the odds on price of Salzburg to win the match with a handicap. This means if the game finishes in a draw we still win and the price is still good value.
We also expect quite a few goals here. There is great value on the goalscorer market and you should also invest in this.
Salzburg vs Liverpool: Bet Tips:
Salzburg +1 Handicap at 1.91 (10/11)
Over 3.5 goals at 2.00 (1/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Hwang Hee-chan (Salzburg) at 3.00 (2/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) at 2.10 (11/10).