Viitorul vs Salzburg
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadionul Central.
The Romanian champions suffered a real disaster in the second leg of their Champions League tie with APOEL losing 4-0 after extra-time.
The hosts will thus likely fail to take advantage of a massive opportunity to enter the group stage of either Champions League or Europa League as they have to play Austrian giants Salzburg for the place in much-wanted group phase.
Gheorghe Hagi is desperate because of his team’s poor efficiency in the final third.
Viitorul failed to find the back of the net in five consecutive outings in all competition and they hold the 11th position after six opening rounds of Liga I.
If we add that the team failed to score a single goal in two legs with Villarreal in the previous term of Europa League qualifiers, we don’t quite fancy their chances of making an upset and go past the Austrians here.
Salzburg were unlucky to suffer the Champions League elimination to Rijeka in spite of the fact they completely dominated the pick in the second leg in Croatia.
Marco Rose’s men are off to a strong kick off to the new Bundesliga campaign with ten points from four opening games and we simply have to see them as massive favourites to go through past the struggling Viitorul side in this tie.
Viitorul vs Salzburg: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Viitorul vs Salzburg: Prediction
Salzburg are favourites, but we would not be shocked even to see a goalless draw here since it was just the scenario from each of last two of Viitorul0s fixtures in the top flight of the Romanian football.
Either way, you can’t make a mistake backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet which is a massive banker here at the 7/10 odds.
Viitorul vs Salzburg: Bet Tips
The first betting pick has to be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 7/10 @ William Hill.
Braver tipsters will go for the 0-1 correct score pick at 5/1 odds @ Paddy Power.