EUROPA: Champions League - Qualifier
Match start: 19:30 (GMT+2)
Bright favorites are going to start their game now. These are Celtic Scotland, Malmö Sweden, Rosenborg Norway, Salzburg Austria, BATE Belarus, Legia Poland, Maribor Slovenia, Partizan Serbia and some other clubs-champions.
It is obvious that the current qualification stage will be very interesting as favorites are going to play with each other next round. But at the moment these above mentioned teams have to experience some kind of warm-up.
Red Bull, Salzburg (the head coach Marco Rose)
The red and whites are the favorites not only of the forthcoming battle against the champions from Malta but also one of the main challengers for the autumn group tournament berth.
Salzburg once again became the champion according to the results of the Austrian Bundesliga. The red bulls have gained 25 winnings out of 36 matches and 6 draws. And they are 18 points ahead of vice-champions Austria Wien (81 against 63 points).
Hibernians Malta (the head coach Mark Millar)
While comparing with its current rival, the red and white team of the English expert Mark Millar also became the champions. But the level of game of Hibernians and Salzburg can’t be compared. These are two absolutely different weight categories.
“We are going to Malta for a victory”, - the best goal scorer of the red and whites the attacking midfielder Hwang Hee-Chan from South Korea has declared (12 goals according to the results of the last season).
So, what outcome is the most predictable for the meeting of two absolutely different by their game level opponents? The answer is clear – favorite to win with minus handicap. And the factor of home or foreign turf is not so important.
It is clear that Salzburg will try to solve the destiny of this battle during this match in order to get prepared to the start of new season of Bundesliga.
Hibernians – 11.00, draw – 6.50, Salzburg – 1.2
Our tip: Salzburg (Asian handicap -1.5) - odds 1.59 Pinnacle