Free soccer predictions for Salzburg vs Shkendija
Red Bull Salzburg hosts Shkendija in the first match between the two teams from the third Preliminary Round of the Champions League. The match will be played on Wednesday, August 8, at the Red Bull Arena, with hosts being the absolute winner.
Red Bull Salzburg’s team won all three official matches in the season 2018/19, but none of them were in the Champions League. The Austrian Champion begins his third qualifying tournament and Macedonia’s first champion Shkendija is Salzburg’s first opponent this season in the most prestigious club tournament on the Old Continent.
Red Bull Salzburg defeated the Oedt team 6-0 in their first official match this season in the first round of the Austrian Cup on 22 July. A week later the hosts won 3:1 against LASK at the Red Bull Arena in a match from the first round of the Austrian Football Championship. On Saturday, Salzburg made a 2-0 draw as Mattersburg’s guest, registering a ninth consecutive win in all of the tournaments, with the team taking control of the summer. During their pre-season preparations Salzburg recorded wins against teams such as Ufa, Utrecht and Rennes, which shows that the Austrian champion is in good shape.
Shkendija’s team won the championship title in a convincing way and reached the third Champions League qualifying round, which is not a small success for this club. Even if they drop out of the tournament, they will play in the playoffs to enter the Europa League. Shkendija set Sheriff in a second preliminary round with a total score of 1:0 thanks to her minimal success on her own pitch. Previously, they defeated TNS with 5:0, and although they lost a 0-4 draw, they continued ahead in the tournament.
What is worrying, however, is that Shkendija did not score a goal on a foreign field in both Champions League matches against weaker teams from Salzburg. In our opinion, the Red Bull Salzburg team will justify their role as a favorite at this meeting and will make a convincing victory at the start of their Champions League tournament.
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