EUROPA: Europa League – Play off
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
We present to your attention German-Austrian battle of two national grandees which will take place on the largest football arena of Germany Signal Iduna Park. Five years ago, thanks to the talent of the former head coach Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Dortmund became one of the best European clubs and had even taken part in the Champions League final-2013 against their rival - Bayern Munich (1:2).
Borussia D (the head coach Peter Stöger)
Today only Łukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Nuri Şahin, Mario Götze and Marco Reus from that great starting line-up of Jurgen Klopp are playing in the squad of the Black and Yellows.
Alas! In five last years the game of the team has considerably faded. And though now Peter Stöger 's team is still considered to be one of the most popular in Bundesliga, actually Borussia doesn't seem to be serious force any more. We doubt that this team is able to break the best defense of other top clubs.
Salzburg (the head coach Marco Rose)
It is obvious, today's level of the championship of Austria is considerably lower than the level of the modern football of German Bundesliga. But, nevertheless, in this championship Salzburg is clear favorite from year to year. That is, the current team of Marco Rose has used to stable victories.
And today, after 24 rounds, the champion is again heading the standings, being ahead of the main rival Sturm with seven points (55 against 48).
According to initial opinion of experts, Borussia Dortmund was lucky with the closest rival. As the team could get the club of level of Atletico Madrid, Lazio or Marseille. But, hardly now the coaching staff of Borussia can treat the only leader of the Austrian season scornfully. We will remind you that in the previous round Peter Stöger 's team hasn't won over Italian Atalanta easily...
Borussia D – 1.45, draw – 4.50, Salzburg – 6.50;
teams to score (yes) - odds 1.71 10Bet