It’s the battle of the Red Bull teams as Leipzig host Salzburg in this Europa League Group B fixture. The other two teams in the group are Glasgow Celtic from Scotland and Norwegian side Rosenborg with the top two qualifying for the knock-out stages.
Leipzig are the only team in the group that haven’t played in the Champions League this season with the other three teams having all been knocked out of that competition and moved into this one. The German side reached the quarterfinals of the Europa League last season losing to eventual runners-up Marseille and will be confident of making it out of this group, though their current form isn’t as good as it could be.
Salzburg lost in the play-off round of the Champions League losing on away goals to Red Star Belgrade. They reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last season and were also beaten by Marseille. The Austrian side have made a perfect start to their season and at the time of writing top the table by four points having won each of their first six league games.
Please read our Leipzig v Salzburg betting tips article and discover just how we believe this match will turn out.
1. Leipzig vs Salzburg Predictions and Favourites
Leipzig are relative newcomers as a club having only been formed in 2009 and won promotion after promotion all the way up to the Bundesliga. Last season was their first in European competition starting off in the Champions League. They finished third in their group and were transferred to the Europa League. Leipzig defeated Napoli and Zenit St Petersburg before losing 5-3 to Marseille This season they have had to win three qualifying rounds to make it through to the group stages of the Europa League.
They haven’t made a good start to their German Bundesliga campaign with only one point from their first two matches. They kicked off with a heavy 4-1 loss at Borussia Dortmund despite taking a first minute lead and followed that up with a 1-1 home draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf after trailing in the first half.
Their Europa League campaign this season has seen them unbeaten in six games with three wins and three draws. They have won their last five home games in this competition and only Napoli have beaten them. The Leipzig v Salzburg betting odds on a home win in this match are 10/11 with Bet365.
Salzburg have made an impressive start to their Austrian Bundesliga campaign winning their first six league matches opening up a four-point lead. Last season saw them go all the way to the semi-finals of the Europa League before also losing to Marseille. All a bit frustrating as they also met the French side in the group stages and only lost one of four games against them. Salzburg also defeated Borussia Dortmund, Real Sociedad and Lazio. Away form in this competition has seen them lose their last two games.
Salzburg began this season in the Champions League qualifiers and didn’t lose any of their four games losing on away goals to Red Star Belgrade in the play-off round. They will be kicking themselves though because after drawing 0-0 in the first leg, they led 2-0 at home only to be pegged back to 2-2 and being eliminated and transferred to the Europa League. With only two defeats in their last 14 away games in European competition, this RB Leipzig v Salzburg predictions article believes a double chance bet on them at Bet 365 could be a winner and the odds are 10/11.
2. Leipzig vs Salzburg Odds and Other Bets
Salzburg have won all their league games this season and their opponents are yet to win one. Although they have lost their last two Europa League away games, they could just be meeting Leipzig at the right time. The RB Leipzig vs Salzburg odds on an away win in this game are 29/10 at Bet365.
This RB Leipzig vs Salzburg betting tips article now looks at the number of goals that might be scored. The last three Salzburg away games in the Europa League have seen just three goals scored with two clean sheets. At Bet365 the Leipzig vs Salzburg odds on under 2.5 goals in this game are 6/5. More evidence that points in this market being one to go for is the fact three of the last five Leipzig home games in the Europa League have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. For more Europa League betting tips, predictions, odds check out Johnnybet regularly.
3. Leipzig v Salzburg Live Streaming
This looks like being a fascinating Europa League game. Don’t just place a bet on the game after reading the advice in this Leipzig v Salzburg prediction article, watch the game too. If you go to either the Bet365 or 1xBet sites, then it’s possible to watch a live stream of this game. Also, remember that you can keep up to date with all the latest tournament odds at JohnnyBet.