Salzburg vs Rijeka
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Kick off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena.
Salzburg will have the chance to get the revenge on another Croat side as their last season’s Champions League campaign came to an end against Dinamo Zagreb.
The Bulls seem to be much stronger in the new season and we must see them as favourites to eliminate Rijeka who are enjoying their first ever appearance in the most elite football competition in Europe.
The German manager Marco Rose can be thrilled with his team’s form at the start of the season since the Bulls won five games on the trot coming into the first leg match-up with the Croats.
Rose has a star-studded lineup with the likes of Takumi Minamino, Valon Berisha, Valentino Lazaro etc.
The Bulls are off to a positive kick off Bundesliga where they eased past Wolfsberger in the opening round (0-2) on Saturday.
Matjaz Kek’s men seem to have found the right chemistry in the final third as they notched the total of nine goals in back-to-back wins over The New Saints (Champions League) and Rudes (1. HNL).
However, the main problem for the Croatian champions (their first ever domestic league title) is the lack of experience in such matches which is why we see the Austrians as too big of an obstacle for the Whites at this stage.
Salzburg vs Rijeka: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two teams.
Salzburg vs Rijeka: Prediction
Salzburg are 4/7 favourites to clinch the win in front of their fans which we consider to be a fair price according to the circumstances.
We’d even go on and state that the home win is a banker bet, while braver punters can try with handicaps as well.
Salzburg vs Rijeka: Bet Tips
The main bet is Salzburg to win at the odds of 1.67 by William Hill.
You can alternatively go with Salzburg -1.5 handicap at the odds of 2.91 with Pinnacle.