Red Bull Salzburg vs Schalke 04
UEFA Europa League – Matchday 6
Date: Thursday, 8th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim.
This is a low key fixture of matchday 6 in Europa League 2016/17 as Schalke 04 with 15 points and Krasnodar with 7 points have already confirmed their qualification to the first knock-out round. Red Bull Salzburg are third with 4 points. And despite being 3 points behind, they cannot catch Krasnodar as they drew and lost in the two legs against the Russian side. OG Nice are at the bottom of the table with 3 points.
Schalke have won all their 5 matches in Europa League and have only conceded 1 goal so far. Their two matches this term have recorded a similar 1-0 score-line. Salzburg on the other hand have lost their opening three matches in the group before registering a win away at Nice. They have lost both their home matches by the same 1-0 final score-line.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Schalke 04: Head-to-head stats
The first leg meeting which ended in 3-1 win for Schalke is their only competitive match against Salzburg.
Salzburg have lost in 4 of their 7 matches against German sides so far, managing just 1 win and 2 draws. Their record at home from 3 matches is 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Schalke 04: Prediction
Schalke have a lot of catching up to do in domestic league due to their disastrous start to the season. With qualification already secured, it is very likely that they will come with a second string side. The same can be expected from Salzburg as they have little to play for. We can expect a very open match with a number of players keen to impress their respective managers. However, it will be very risky to bet on full-time result, so we will look into the goal markets.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Schalke 04: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (8/10).