Shkendija vs Salzburg
UEFA Champions League Qualifier Third Round 2nd Leg
Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK
Venue: Philip II Arena (Skoplje).
FYR Macedonia’s champions Shkendija are going to take on Salzburg in the Champions league third qualifying round. The Austrians sit in a good place after a crushing 3-0 win at their home turf a week ago.
Although they were the underdogs from the very beginning of the competition, the hosts managed to reach the third round. They opened the campaign with an excellent 5-0 home victory over TNS, however they struggled to keep their advantage as they lost 4-0 in Wales.
Qatip Osmani’s side benefited from that experience and they managed to surprise Sheriff and snatch a 2-1 aggregate victory. However, it seems this is the end of their Champions League dream as they suffered a heavy defeat in the first leg match and in this one Shkendija are playing just for their pride.
Salzburg look very confident at the start of a new season as they are in a streak of 11 victories, including the pre-season clashes.
They opened the domestic campaign with three wins and conceding just once. The visitors joined these qualifiers from the current round and they didn’t let their opponents to provide a surprise in the first leg clash.
Munas Dabour is in an excellent form as he managed to find the back of the oppositions’ net four times this season.
Salzburg are one of the top favourites for snatching the place in the group stage in the top European competition.
Shkendija vs Salzburg: Head-to-head
Except their last Wednesday’s clash in which Salzburg secured a convincing 3-0 victory, these two sides didn’t have the chance to face each other earlier. It would be interesting to see if the hosts are capable of providing bigger resistance in the upcoming clash.
Shkendija vs Salzburg: Prediction
Salzburg are hot favourites in this one as well and they should be able to get back home with another win over their opponents. The difference in class is obvious and the visitors shouldn’t have too many troubles to secure the victory.
Away side has been very productive so far in the season and we are expecting from them another good attacking display. They should be capable of driving this match above 2.5 margin and the fans should enjoy an efficient clash.
Shkendija vs Salzburg: Bet Tips
Away win @ 4/9 (1.44)
Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 (1.95).