RB Leipzig vs Salzburg
The two Red Bull sides, RB Leipzig and Salzburg in the opening round of the Europa League. Group B is in question. Rosenborg and Celtic are the two other teams in this group.
Honestly I think Leipzig and Salzburg probably would split the two mutual games with one win each. If that would be the case, it's logical we will see home wins in both games.
Leipzig in any case should be the better of these two sides plus today they are at home so honestly I am a little bit surprised with these high odds on the German side. That being said, I consider these 2.00+ odds on Leipzig as nice value bet.
Maybe on such odds affected a little but weaker start for Leipzig in the German Bundesliga (1-1-1 after three rounds) but obviously compared with Austrian Bundesliga we are talking about huge quality gap.
Salzburg of course mainly is without too big competition in Austria. Though they showed their high quality in Europe by achieving great success in the Europa League season ago. Still, when it was expected they would secure place in the Champions League this time around, Salzburg has failed again. They were eliminated from the Serbian team Crvena zvezda on the away goal rule, 0:0 and 2:2. Honestly, Salzburg was way better side in that second leg and had 2:0 lead but they has conceded twice in couple minutes and thus continued its long time Champions league curse.
When it comes to absent players for today's game, again there is much more problems with the visiting team. They are without top scored Prevljak, also Junuzovic. In fact they are questionable. Then Daka is out as well few guys who are out since the season started, Ludewig, Farkas, Szoboszlai ...
For Leipzig attacker Werner is out as well midfielder Sarrachi and defender Klosterman.
RB Leipzig vs Salzburg prediction
|Leipzig||Pinnacle||2.05||6||2-3 LOST (-6 units)|