Free football betting tips for LASK vs Club Brugge
LASK Linz face Club Brugge in the first match between the two Champions League playoff teams. The duel will be played on Tuesday 20 August, starting at 20:00 UK at Linzer Stadion in Linz.
Champions League debutant LASK Linz made very strong matches against Swiss Basel in the third qualifying round of the tournament. The team at LASK Linz recorded two wins with 2:1 away and 3-1 at home, which convincingly qualified for the playoffs of the tournament. Can LASK Linz reach the group stage in his first Champions League appearance or will the team with more experience in the Club Brugge race go forward?
For the hosts, one thing is for sure – they will play in Europe in the fall. LASK Linz guarantees participation in the Europa League groups by reaching the Champions League playoffs. Of course, the same goes for their opponent Brugge. LASK Linz failed to win their last game after drawing a draw 1-1 at home against Swarovski Tirol on Saturday, allowing Salzburg to break away with two points in the Austrian Championship. For the club and the fans, however, the upcoming match with Brugge is much more important. The hosts will try to take an advance before the Belgian land rematch. LASK Linz won by two goals difference against their Basel hosts last week, but is there any strength to beat the Club Brugge team that way?
The guests eliminated Dynamo Kyiv in the last round of the tournament after making a spectacular draw 3:3 during their visit to Ukraine a week ago. 19-year-old Loïs Openda was the big hero for the team after scoring 3:3 in the 95th minute of the match. The youngster will always remember that moment, which will be even sweeter if Club Brugge eventually qualify for the Champions League group stage. The Belgian team has more experience in European club tournaments. In my opinion Club Brugge will not lose this match at Linzer Stadion and I would bet on the X2 option.
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