FC Salzburg vs Liverpool Betting Tips & Predictions
Red Bull Salzburg have been brilliant entertainment in the Champions League this season and it’s a shame that the champions of Austria are likely to finish up in third place and drop into the Europa League.
Jesse Marsch’s team have scored an incredible sixteen goals in their five games played including three at Anfield where Red Bull stormed back from three goals down to draw level against Liverpool before losing the game 4-3.
Nevertheless, the home side still have a chance to go through to the last sixteen stage and their task is fairly simple. Providing that they enjoy a victory over their English opponents at the Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, then they are likely to qualify at the expense of the holders.
Easier said than done considering that Liverpool are flying high in the English Premier League this season, with Jurgen Klopp having successfully engineered a 5-2 Merseyside derby victory recently while fielding several fringe players in their squad.
Klopp clearly has one eye on this game and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if further rotation took place at Bournemouth before the trip to Austria, with Salzburg having thrashed Genk 6-2 before a 3-2 home reverse against Napoli.
It seems impossible for the Austrian side to adopt anything other than a highly-attacking strategy and we should see them pour forward in this clash, although that is often where Liverpool can be at their most dangerous.
Much depends on the excellent striker Erling Braut Håland who has scored in every Champions League group game, although the team are defensively slack to the extent that they have conceded eleven in five games.
Liverpool are more than capable of meeting fire with fire. Indeed, last season’s pragmatism appears to have disappeared in a cloud of thin air and the Reds aren’t keeping a huge number of clean sheets.
These are situations where the English champions-elect are highly experienced and we should therefore expect them to come through this test albeit with a few scares along the way.
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RB Salzburg vs Liverpool - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s
RB Salzburg Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
Liverpool Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
06Jerome Junior Onguene
30Erling Braut Haland
04Virgil Van Dijk
RB Salzburg Formation4-4-2
- RB Salzburg Substitutes
- 20: Patson Daka
- 11: Smail Prevljak
- 37: Masaya Okugawa
- 04: Majeed Ashimeru
- 15: Andre Ramalho Silva
- 05: Albert Vallci
- 31: Carlos Miguel Coronel
- Liverpool Substitutes
- 48: Curtis Jones
- 27: Divock Origi
- 23: Xherdan Shaqiri
- 15: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
- 12: Joe Gomez
- 07: James Milner
- 13: San Miguel del Castillo Adrian