Salzburg vs Shkendija
Champions League Qualifying – Third Round 1st Leg
Date: Wednesday, 8th August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
Salzburg are going to host FYR Macedonian champions Shkendija in the Third qualifying round in the Champions League.
The hosts started the season pretty confidently with two victories in Austrian Bundesliga.
They were excellent in their 3-1 win over very decent LASK Linz but the scoreline could have been much higher. They are entering these qualifiers in this round and are strong favourites of progressing further.
Munas Dabbur is very keen on scoring goals from the very beginning of the season and should be the major threat for the visitors.
Shkendija started their journey from the first qualifying round and they managed to eliminate TNS and Sheriff who were considered as favourites in that tie.
Although they celebrated a 5-0 victory over Welsh champions, Qatip Osmani’s s ide needed to save their heads in the second leg as they suffered 4-0 defeat.
However, they were more focused in the next round where they secured a 1-0 home advantage and then managed to resist their opponents in a goalless draw.
But, this one will be the biggest challenge for the visitors and they shouldn’t hope of getting anything from this one.
Salzburg vs Shkendija: Head-to-head
Austrian champions didn’t have the chance to face any FYR Macedonian team so far and this is going to be the first opportunity for these two sides to play a head to head clash.
Salzburg vs Shkendija: Prediction
The hosts are strong favourites in this one and based on what we’ve seen from them so far, they should be able to win easily in this one.
Salzburg used to provide a very negative surprise in several previous seasons, but this time they should find the way through the next round without many troubles.
Salzburg will attack from the very start of the match and they’ll be searching for an early goal.
If that happens, Shkendija will have a very tough task of stopping their rivals and this clash should go over 2.5 margin.
Salzburg vs Shkendija Betting Tips
HT/FT – Salzburg/Salzburg @ 2/5 (1.40)
Over 2.5 goals @ 11/25 (1.46).