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Salzburg vs Shkendija Prediction & Betting tips
The Austrian side leaves as a favorite due to the tremendous collective and offensive potential that it possesses, which usually increases when it acts in its field. For this reason and knowing that his opponent is inferior in many aspects of the game, we trust that the local can score a goal in the initial stage. Remember that the Macedonians are combative but limited at the time of scoring, being able to control the vertiginous style practiced by the young coach Marco Rose.
After playing two games for the Austrian league, the team arrives with a football rhythm for this match. Its objective is to add a triumph that allows it to face with greater calm the game of return to be disputed in Macedonia. To achieve this goal, it is expected that the attitude of the holders will be aggressive and intense from the first moment. If this happens, it makes sense that Salzburg scores two or more goals throughout the 90 minutes of play. If we talk about friendlies, the squad disputed six throughout the preseason. These were the results achieved by the technician Rose’s boys: Triumph 0-7 against Seekirchen, 3-0 victory against Ufa, 5-0 win against Jablonec, 1-0 victory against Utrecht, 3-0 win against Stade Rennais and victory 5-2 against Rizespor. For the country’s Cup, Oedt scored 0-6.
Continuing with the analysis you should know that Salzburg already played two official matches in the tournament and the results were more than positive (win 3-1 against Lask LINZ at home and victory 0-2 against Mattersburg at the end). In that presentation, the team went all out and achieved a partial 3-0 in the initial stage (goals scored at 22 ‘, 31’ and 38 ‘minutes of play). For this meeting it is expected that the technician Rose again use the system 4-3-1-2, which allows players to be balanced at the time of marking and explosives at the time of penetration. Of course, it is vital that the Yabo, Haidara and Schlager flyers play well, as well as the offensive duo formed by Dabbur and Daka. Two other players who are also important for the coach are the Austrian Junuzovic and the Japanese Minamino.
The Macedonians reach this stage after passing two Champions League phases. In the first they eliminated the TNS of Wales in a crazy key. It is enough to know that they won 5-0 on the way and that they lost 4-0 around to confirm this claim. Then they played against the Moldovan Sheriff, a rival who was left on the road after a very tight elimination (victory 1-0 at home and 0-0 draw in Moldova). For this match, coach Osmani is expected to take his precautions and pose a clearly defensive match. It is not excluded that the 4-2-3-1 system changes and that it uses a more conservative one. At stake is not receive an early goal that can trigger a brutal win.
In terms of friendlies, the team only played one before the 4 official matches played in the previous Champions phases. And this was against the Ukrainian Vorskla. (triumph 1-3 after winning 0-1 the first 45 ‘minutes of play). The logic indicates that the lack of preparation matches can take its toll on Shkëndija, since he is not used to playing with rivals like Salzburg. Here it is not enough to be the champion of the local league and get 35 points difference to the second of the general table. In this class of games, the speed is different and the rhythm at the moment of elaboration is vital. Therefore, it should not surprise us that the Macedonians suffer at the time of marking.
There are no previous clashes between Austrians and Macedonians, this being the first game they will hold in their history.