Match Preview: Salzburg 2-1 Brondby Predictions and Betting Tips 17.08.2021
Salzburg – Brondby Predictions & Tips For Today, August 17, 2021.
League: Champions League – Qualification – Final
Match: 20:00 Salzburg – Brondby
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!
Salzburg – Brondby Match Preview
- Austrian champions RB Salzburg are seeking a third consecutive appearance in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stages, having lost just one UCL qualifying game since October 2015 (W10, D5). They’ve started their 2020/21 league campaign with four straight victories, despite not scoring before the 35th minute, and haven’t lost a competitive match since April (W11, D1) so confidence will be high.
- Furthermore the ‘Red Bulls’, who replaced RB Leipzig-bound Jesse Marsch with ex-Brøndby assistant coach Matthias Jaissle in the summer, have never lost at home against a Danish side in eight previous European meetings (W4, D4), further underlining their status as overwhelming favourites for this clash.
- As this is their first UCL appearance since 2005/06, Brøndby would likely have been outsiders even before several players contracted Covid-19. The 11-time Danish champions have understandably struggled in the league this term (D3, L2), and have now won just one of their last six competitive away games across this season and last (W1, D2, L3).
- Given their adverse situation, Brøndby may feel that they must approach this fixture with damage limitation in mind if they are to make the group stages again, following their only previous appearance in 1998/99. Ominously though, they’ve lost all five of their previous away European matches against Austrian sides, whilst Brøndby boss Niels Frederiksen has lost his previous two matches vs Salzburg too.
- Key battle: Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi has made a flying start to the season, netting five goals in four league appearances, albeit none arrived before the 50th minute. Standing in his way is Brøndby goalkeeper Mads Hermansen, who seeks his first clean sheet of the season, having conceded an average of 1.80 goals per game so far.
- Hot stat: Salzburg haven’t been behind at the 90-minute mark in a home UCL qualifier since 2010 (W9, D4 – excludes ET).