Salzburg – Dortmund Prediction & Picks (15.03.2018)



Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund meet at Red Bull Arena, in a return match of this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after in the first leg the Salzburg won by (1-2).


The home team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, after the win was by (1-2) in the first leg. In their last match, for the Bundesliga, they got an away tie against Mattersburg by (2-2). In the last 5 home matches for the UEFA Europa League Salzburg have a record of 4 wins and 1 draw.

For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 11 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 16 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).

The Salzburg is in this exhibition the first of a series of three consecutive games against his fans, which must be very satisfied with the performance of the club, since it is undefeated thirteen games and although it comes from a draw, had won six straight victories before. Despite having been 2×2 away from home against Mattersburg, the team continues to lead the Austrian Championship with ease, eight points ahead of the classified, having the best attack and the best defense of the competition. In the Europa League the team achieved a great result in the home of the Germans and now can even lose by a goal difference and still get the classification. The Rose team should go to the field in 4-4-2, with Berisha standing out in the center of the field.

Borussia Dortmund:

After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. In their last match, for the Bundesliga, they got a home win against Eintracht Frankfurt by (3-2). In the last 10 away matches Borussia Dortmund has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 30 of the last 32 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 21 of the last 32 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only had 1 comeback in the 6 games in which they suffered the first goal.

Borussia Dortmund enters the field for this game a little less pressured, after having rediscovered the path of victory in the season, thus interrupting a fast that lasted four games, taking into account all the competitions that are competing. In their last match, the team played an intense and balanced game against Eintracht Frankfurt and in the final minutes they won, which allowed them to reach the third position of the German Championship, in which they have the best attack. In the Europa League, he suffered a defeat at home against Salzburg and now needs a victory by two goals difference if he wants to go ahead in the continental tournament. The 4-2-3-1 has been the scheme most used by the coach, which will probably keep Schürrle as a reference in midfield.

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