Salzburg vs Red Star Belgrade
Champions League Play-off (2nd Leg)
Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
Red Bull Salzburg will be hosting Crvena Zvezda at the Red Bull Arena for this second leg UEFA League playoff fixture.
The Red Bulls are in great form and are undefeated in their last 6 matches in all competitions. They are top at the Austria Bundesliga having won the last 5 matches of the new season.
Moreover, Salzburg is undefeated in the last 13 UEFA champions league matches. They have also kept a clean sheet in 6 out of their last 7 UEFA fixtures.
In the last meeting with Crvena Zvezda, the match ended with a goalless draw. This match will be a great chance for The Red Bulls to settle for a draw or better still clinch a win to keep their dreams of getting into the UEFA group stages alive.
Crvena Zvezda is also in great form having been undefeated in the last 3 UEFA matches.
Additionally, they have drawn their last 3 matches including the first leg against Salzburg. Also, they have been drawing at both half time and full time in the last 3 UEFA Champions League fixtures.
In most of their matches, they apply a more defensive mode of play. If that is anything to go by, The Red Bulls may have a difficult time trying to penetrate and find their net for more than once.
Salzburg vs Red Star Belgrade: Head-to-Head
These two sides have only met once, in last week’s first leg fixture.
In this h2h meeting, they settled for a goalless draw.
Salzburg vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction
The most viable betting option for this matchup is under 2.5 goals. Additionally, we should not expect the home side to lose this game.
What will be evidently clear is that they will not be able to penetrate the away side and get more than 1 goal here. The away team may go into this game with their usual defensive mindset and may not even net even a single goal.
Salzburg vs Red Star Belgrade Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70).