Red Bull Salzburg vs Red Star / Champions League – Over the past few weeks, the first duel of these teams in Belgrade ended without a goal, so the final decision about the passenger in the group stage of Champions League will only be made after this rematch in Salzburg. Otherwise, both teams are still not defeated this season, while they are still in the leading positions in the domestic championships after the most recent wins.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Red Star Begins: 29.08.2018 at 21:00 CET
Red Bull Salzburg
Thus, the team of Salzburg celebrated with 3-2 against Altach last weekend, keeping the maximum impact even after five rounds played in the Austrian championship, while they before that goalless draw in Belgrade made two wins in the Champions League over the Macedonian Shkendija. But they had a much harder job against Red Star, despite the fact that this match was played before the empty stands, but also got the impression that it was most important for Salzburg not to lose this first match in the playoffs for the Champions League.
Namely, they will now in front of their fans have the chances to confirm their placement in the group stage of this eminent UEFA competition, after they were in the previous two seasons stopped by Croatian clubs Dinamo and Rijeka in achieving that goal. That is why coach Rose has rested most of his starters in that last match with Altach, while center-back Onguene, midfeilder Junuzovic and striker Gulbrandsen are all injured, while South Korean striker Hwang is currently performing in the Asian Cup.
Probable lineups Red Bull Salzburg: Stankovic – Lainer, Ramalho, Pongracic, Ulmer – Haidara, Samassekou, Wolf, Schlager – Yabo, Dabbur
For the current Serbian champions, we also said in the introduction that they still have not felt the bitterness of defeat this season, even though they have played four matches more than their rivals from Salzburg. Namely, Red Star has started the Champions League from the first qualifying round, eliminating Spartaks from Latvia, Sudu from Lithuania and Slovakian Spartan from Trnava, while they in the first five rounds of the championship made the same number of wins, so they are deservedly in the leading position on the table.
Otherwise, their coach Milojevic rested most of the starters in the last match against Cukaricki, but they have still managed to get to a safe home win of 2-1, which means that they are awaiting this match with Salzburg in the best possible mood. Especially because they have no problems with absences, as opposed to their opponents, so Milojevic will probably send the same lineup to the field that has last week in Belgrade played 0-0 against the multiple Austrian champion.
Probable lineups Red Star: Borjan – Stojkovic, Savic, Degenek, Rodic – Krsticic, Jovicic – Cafu, Ben, Radonjic – Stojiljkovic
Red Bull Salzburg vs Red Star PICK
Even though both teams are still undefeated in the current season, we still feel that Salzburg is much closer to victory in this match, because they are playing at home and have a better quality team.
Pick: Asian Handicap -1 Salzburg
Odds: 1.82 at betvictor (down to 1.75 can be played)
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