Salzburg – Club Brugge KV SOCCER PICKS
Salzburg and Bruges meet at Red Bull Arena, in a return match of this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after in the first leg the Bruges have won at home by (2-1). 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 comes to this second leg with a disadvantage of 1 goal, but with the advantage of having scored 1 goal as a visitor in the first leg. 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, 2 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 43 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 12 wins and 3 draws in their stadium, with 39 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last match that they played, for the Cup, they beat Wiener Neustadt by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches Salzburg has won 8 and tied 2. The team has conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 7 matches for this competition.
It was a very balanced duel the first game of the round of 32 of the Europa League for the RB Salzburg, but unfortunately the final score was not the best, it lost by 2×1 and that was not what I expected. On the other hand, it is not a score that is impossible to be reversed and the team knows that with a simple victory it will be in the next phase, being that it will fight for that until the end of the game, because it wants an even better campaign than the one that has . In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 1 goal 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 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 beat Genk at home by (3-1). In the last 10 away matches Bruges has 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 2 of their last 15 games, of these 2 they reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all.
It was with great difficulty, but the Club Brugge managed to win in the first leg and came out ahead in the tie, being that now wants to maintain a good pattern of play to avoid risks of being eliminated. Now the visitors play for a draw or for defeats by a goal difference from 3×2 to remain alive in the competition, which is their greatest desire. It is evident that he will try to win, since if he has a good performance this can happen naturally. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.