Red Bull Salzburg vs Celtic: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Celtic head to unbeaten at home Red Bull Salzburg looking to recover from their worst start to a season in almost two decades.
Scottish champions Celtic travel to Austria to take on the Austrian League champions at the Red Bull Arena with both sides boasting 100% Europa League starts after victory last time out.
Both will be eager to claim the three-points as a maximum will be a huge step for progression while defeat (although inconvenient), will not spell the end for either side.
Celtic head to Salzburg after back to back wins in all competitions and with renewed vigour after their worst start to a league campaign in almost 20 years.
They will need that confidence as Salzburg have won every game they have played in the league this season and come into the game having scored 10 goals in their last two games.
Celtic will be wary but Brendon Rodgers may have one eye on the Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone at the weekend.
Because of this, and Salzburg’s scoring rate of late, our football prediction swings this game in the home sides favour and a 2-1 win to leave Celtic feeling a little blue.
- Both teams to score
Red Bull have been in sublime form in front of goal this season and even put three past many peoples favourite for the group RB Leipzig.
Celtic have never been shy of a goal either and have scored once in their last four outings including that 1-0 win over Rosenborg.
- Over 2.5 goals
It is impossible to bet against goals in this game, as mentioned above, Salzburg have netted a whopping eighteen goals in their last five games and although Celtic appear to have struggled somewhat, they still managed to net against Rosenborg and boast the ability to score from anywhere on the field.
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Head to Head
The pair have met before in the Europa League during the 2014/15 season.
The two sides were once again drawn together in the group stage and it was Salzburg who took four points out of a possible six.
A 3-1 away win at Celtic Park was an impressive result for the Red Bull’s with non-other than Liverpool’s Naby Keita getting on the score sheet with scores ending locked at 2-2 in the Red Bull Arena in a thoroughly entertaining affair.
- Both sides come into the game having won their Group B encounters.
- Red Bull Salzburg took four points from a possible six when the pair were last drawn together in the 2014/15 Europa League.
- Red Bull Salzburg has won every league game they have played so far this season.
- Celtic were runners up of the tournament in 2003 when they lost to Porto in the final.
- Celtic sit fifth in the Scottish Premiership having won four of their seven opening games.