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Red Bull Salzburg face off with visiting opponents Rapid Vienna at Red Bull Arena in this Bundesliga game on Sunday.
All Red Bull Salzburg v Rapid Vienna game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 0-2 Europa League loss in their previous game against Villarreal.
In that match, Red Bull Salzburg managed 47% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Villarreal CF got 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Paco Alcácer (41') and Fernando Niño (71') scored for Villarreal.
Matches involving Red Bull Salzburg have proved to be engaging affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 20 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 15 of them accredited to Die Bullen. We shall soon find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, Red Bull Salzburg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Rapid Vienna in their previous 5 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Rapid Vienna drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga match with Cashpoint SCR Altach.
A run of very capable performances from the Rapid Vienna defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. Over that same period, their own attack force has managed to score 10.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Rapid Vienna:
- have not emerged victorious against Red Bull Salzburg in games played away from home for the previous 8 league games. A very poor run of away results.
- are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 25/09/2019 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for Rapid Vienna. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Red Bull Salzburg have dominated them, winning in 83% of those matches.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 29 overall which averages out at 4.83 goals per meeting.
Team News: Red Bull Salzburg
Ousmane Diakité (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Youba Diarra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Bernardo (Ruptured sideband in the knee) won’t be available for RB Salzburg gaffer Jesse Marsch.
Team News: Rapid Vienna
Rapid boss Dietmar Kühbauer has multiple availability issues to deal with. Dejan Ljubicic (Unknown Injury), Philipp Schobesberger (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Christopher Dibon (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Dalibor Velimirovic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Tamás Szántó (Cartilage Damage), Maximilian Hofmann (Unknown Injury) and Mario Sonnleitner (Calf Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’ve got the feeling that Red Bull Salzburg are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Rapid Vienna may well find it hard to break down their defence although we do see them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Red Bull Salzburg at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Red Bull Salzburg
Stadium: Red Bull Arena (30,188)
Captain: Andreas Ulmer
Chairman: Harald Lürzer
Manager: Jesse Marsch
Competitions: Bundesliga position 1, ÖFB Cup (Semi-finals), Europa League (Round of 32), UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Sékou Koïta
Normally taking up the Striker position, Sékou Koïta was born in Kita, Mali. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Liefering in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has got 14 league goals in the Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 16 appearances.