Salzburg – Celtic Prediction & Picks (04.10.2018)

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Salzburg – Celtic SOCCER PICKS

Salzburg and Celtic meet at Red Bull Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is only one record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 27-11-2014, which ended with the victory of Salzburg by (1-3).

Salzburg:

The home team plays their second match in Group B, having won by (2-3) in their first match in this group stage, against RB Leipzig. The team comes to this match after a win away with Wolfsberger AC by (1-4). In the last 10 home matches Salzburg has won 9 and tied 1. The away team has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored consistently , since they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 9 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 7 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).

The Salzburg is a club that never conquered the Europa League, having as its best campaign the quarterfinals of the competition in the last season, when it was eliminated by Olympique de Marseille. In this season, the team opened with an excellent away win by 2-3 against RB Leipzig, on the first day of the group stage of the Europa League, thus being among the leaders of Group B. last five games that the Salzburg played in their stadium, if we count all the competitions, they scored more than 1.5 goals in all and in three there were more than 2.5 goals. We believe that this pattern will repeat itself again, mainly due to the quality of the Salzburg attack, which will be played in its stadium, where it is very strong.

Celtic:

The away team plays their second match in Group B, after having won by (1-0) in their first match in this group stage, against Rosenborg BK. The team comes to this match after a home win against Aberdeen by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Celtic won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, since who scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Celtic is a great Scottish club, which has already won forty-nine Premier League titles (Scottish Championship 1st Division), plus thirty-eight Scottish Cups, ten League Cups and one Champions League. In this season, the Scottish team was eliminated in the 3rd round of the Champions League by the AEK of Greece, after tying at home by 1-1 and losing away from home 2-1. Now, the team disputes the Europa League and is in Group B, which won the first game played at home against Rosenborg, 1-0. On this second day the Celtic visit to Austria, to face the Salzburg, a very offensive team when playing at home, so, we expect an open game and goals.


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