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Salzburg and Schalke 04 play in the Red Bull Arena in a Europa League (Group Stage) match. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 victory for each team of the last 2 times that they met.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 3rd place with 4 points earned. In the last match, they drew 1-1 (1: 1) against Krasnodar, after the previous match had won (0-2) away with Nice. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Rheindorf Altach by (4-1). Salzburg won 5 and lost 5 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 4 of their last 5 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 15 games, he never managed to turn the board in the four games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 16 home games in all competitions: he has scored 5 of his 10 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Salzburg return to play at home in the Europa League after two away from their fans, who must have been satisfied with the results obtained in those games. To qualify, the team must win and cheer for the defeat of Krasnodar. In the last round, the team went right to the home of Krasnodar and managed to get out of there with a draw in 1×1. Before, the team had achieved a great result by winning the Nice away from home by 0x2. Now Salzburg are third in Group I. In the Austrian Championship the club continues to make a good campaign, occupying third place, with two points less than the leader. For that game, the technician should know to maintain the team in the 4-4-2.
After 5 wins, the visiting team is currently in 1st place with 15 points won. In the last match, they won by (2-0) at home against Nice, after the previous match, have won by (2-0) at home with Krasnodar. The team arrives in this match after a defeat away with RB Leipzig by (2-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Schalke 04 won 4, drew 2 and lost 4.
In this competition, he won the last 5 games he played. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 1 of the last 5 games and his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores often first: opened the scoring in 12 of their last 15 games, of those 12 reached the break in lead in 7 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 9.
Schalke 04 are on the pitch for their sixth UEFA Europa League Group I fixture trying to maintain a good phase to extend their consecutive winning streak in the tournament. In the last round, the team received the Nice at home and left the field with the victory by 2×0, thus reaching its fifth victory in five games. Before, the team had faced Krasnodar, also at home, and won the game 2×0. Thus, Schalke holds the lead, with the classification already guaranteed. In the German Championship the club has been making a reasonable campaign, occupying the eighth position in the table. For that match, the coach must keep the team in 3-5-2, and will not be able to count on Tekpetey, who is suspended.
Prediction: over 2.5 goals @ 1.83