Club Brugge KV – Salzburg Prediction & Picks (14.02.2019)


Club Brugge KV – Salzburg SOCCER PICKS

Bruges and Salzburg meet in Jan Breydelstadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Bruges presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.


The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. 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, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Pro League, they tied with the Círculo de Brujas outside by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches Bruges has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. The team has scored goals against the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, for which his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that marks few times is first and only managed to open the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 came to rest in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2.

The Brugge Club leaves for this match with a draw, 2-2, in the displacement to the terrain of the Cercle Brugge, adding in this way the third official match without losing: the goals of the team were marked by Wesley and Schrijvers. It should be noted that the Belgians reach this stage of the Europa League after having conquered the third position of Group A of the Champions League. The club of the house usually acts in a 3-5-2, favoring a style of game of constant transitions, in which the two most advanced men are Wesley and Schrijvers. One of the strengths of the set visited is in the way it attacks through rapid transitions. Coach Ivan Leko can not count on Groeneveld and Mitrovic, because they were injured.


The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after having finished the group stage in the 1st position of Group B, with 18 points won. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 12 wins and 3 draws as visitors, with 41 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 12 wins and 3 draws in their stadium, with 39 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Vorwärts Steyr by (3-2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Salzburg won 8 and drew 2.

In this competition, he won the last 6 matches he played. Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 31 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.

The RB Salzburg had a great performance in the group stage of the Europa League, as it won the 6 matches played by the competition. We remember that the visitors are officially not competing for almost two months, due to the winter break of the Austrian championship. The foreign club usually acts in a 4-4-2, in which the two responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive opponent are Munas Dabbur and Minamino: the first is the best score of this team, with 20 goals scored. Thus, despite playing away from home, we believe that the RB Salzburg will adopt a more offensive stance, taking into account that it presents more individual quality. For this duel the technician Marco Rose can count on all habitual holders.

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