Red Bull vs Club Brugge: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Thursday, February 21th, 2019, @12:55
Red Bull Arena
Red Bull will be out for revenge after a first leg loss that ended Marco Rose’s six game winning streak in the Europa League in the winner takes all contest.
Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg breezed through Group B in the Europa League, winning all six of their ties to set up a last 32 clash with Belgians Club Brugge.
They will have been confident heading to Brugge’s Jan Breydel Stadium, but they suffered a 2-1 loss that will have knocked the pride of the side.
However, a crucial away goal was a big boost and sets the return leg up to perfection.
Brugge managed to record just one win on their way to third place in the group stages of the Champions League whilst Salzburg breezed their group, beating the likes of Celtic, RB Leipzig and Rosenborg.
To make matters worse for Brugge, the hosts scored 17 goals in the process, only bettered by Sevilla in the entire competition, meaning Marco Rose’s side have no doubt of where the goal is.
That will come in handy as Brugge are hardly prolific with just six goals scored throughout the group campaign, albeit in the Champions League.
It is with little surprise then that the Austrians are favourites to progress with the best sportsbooks up and down the country and it is hard to disagree with that. Brugge look lightweight up top whilst Red Bull look in imperious form with their attacking prowess.
That makes Salzburg our prediction to win the game and progress to the last 16 with a classy 2-0 win.
Salzberg to qualify
The Austrians won all six of their group games and look the stronger outfit. The away goal looks to be crucial and a key player when it comes to online betting sites setting the odds for Red Bull to progress.
Salzburg to win to nil
Red Bull conceded just six goals in the group stages, scoring 17 in the process, whilst Club Brugge managed just six goals in their Champions League group.
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Head to Head
The first leg tie between the pair was the first UEFA contest between Red Bull and Club Brugge.
The Belgians won 2-1 despite Zlato Junuzovic netting in the first half to put the Austrians into the lead at the break.
However, strikes from Stefano Denswil and Wesley Moraes gave the home side the advantage as they head to the Red Bull Arena.
Red Bull Salzburg won all of their six Europa League group games to progress to the last 32.
Club Brugge finished third in the Champions League Group A to qualify.
Only Sevilla scored more group goals than Red Bull’s 17.
Salzburg were runners up if the tournament in 1994, losing to Inter in the final.
Club Brugge reached the final in 1976, losing out to Liverpool.