Salzburg vs St. Polten
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Wals-Siezenheim).
Salzburg defended their Bundesliga title in some style this season. They go into the last round fixture with a 12-point cushion on the second-placed LASK.
The Red Bulls do not have a true competitor on their domestic circles. They won 24, drew 5 and lost only 2 of 31 league games this season.
Marco Rose’s troops have been particularly dominant on the home patch where they won 13 and drew 2 of 15 outings so far.
The Red Bulls will have a nice chance to maintain the invincible record on the home patch in the very last Matchday on Sunday when they play host to sixth-placed (last in this Championship Round) St. Polten.
The gulf in quality between the two teams is just massive and we can’t expect anything else but a comprehensive victory for the hosts in a festive atmosphere at Red Bull Arena.
Salzburg vs St. Polten: Head-to-head
Salzburg dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won 13, drew 2 and lost 2 of 17 clashes with St. Polten.
The Red Bulls won each of eight home matches against St. Polten with a 28-5 goal difference in the process.
Salzburg scored at least four goals in each of last three home clashes with St. Polten (5-1, 4-0 and 5-1).
Salzburg vs St. Polten: Prediction
The visitors can still be happy with the fact they made it to top-six at the end of the regular season which is a massive improvement to the previous term campaign when they had to play relegation play-offs to retain the top flight status.
Nonetheless, St. Polten clearly do not belong to this company and one should not be surprised to see they lost four on the spin in this Championship Round.
The visitors failed to find the back of the net in any of last three league ties. They shipped as many as six goals in last two away fixtures against Austria Vienna and Wolfsberger.
Even though Rose might mix up his cards here, we just can’t see the scenario in which the visitors would avoid a disaster on Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
Salzburg vs St. Polten: Bet Tips
HT/FT Salzburg/Salzburg @ 1.50 (1/2)
Salzburg to win in -2.5 Asian Handicap 2.20 (6/5).