Shkendija – Salzburg Prediction & Picks (14.08.2018)


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Shkendija and Salzburg face off at Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, in a return leg of this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), after in the first leg the Salzburg won at home by (3-0) ). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.


After the defeat in the first leg, the home team reaches this disadvantaged game at a disadvantage, since they need to recover 3 goals of disadvantage and have not scored any goals in the previous match. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 12 suffered. In their last 8 home matches the Shkendija has a record of 5 wins and 3 losses. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.

The Shkendija tried to get a positive result with all their strength in the first leg of the third round of qualifying Champions League away from home, but ended up defeated by 3×0, so it has the obligation to reverse that marker if you intend to stay alive in the competition. Now, the team needs to win by four or more goals of difference, which is not impossible, but it knows that it will have to play very well for that to happen, otherwise it may end up being eliminated. If we are realistic it is almost impossible to reverse such a situation and if it manages to at least avoid a new defeat it will be positive.


The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 3 goals, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 15 victories in his stadium. In their last match, for the Bundesliga, they got a home win against Austria Vienna by (2-0). In the last 10 away matches Salzburg has won 7 and lost 3. Their defense has been very solid, as they only suffered goals in 2 of the last 10 games, and their attack has scored regularly, as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In the last 3 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘) and 3 of their 8 goals between (61′-75’).

RB Salzburg fulfilled their home duties very well and went ahead in the search for a place in the next phase of the Champions League, so now they hope to be calm to control the game, even better, if it is possible to increase their advantage. Draws, defeats by two goals difference and by three goals difference since scoring, those are the favorable results to the team, so he hopes to play again well so that he does not run risks of being eliminated early in the competition. On the other hand, he knows that the opponent must risk a lot in the game, therefore, he must have a solid defense to resist the opponent’s attacks, since if he does not suffer goals he will guarantee his qualification.

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