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Red Bull Salzburg play host to away side Sturm Graz at Red Bull Arena in the Bundesliga fixture on Saturday.
All Red Bull Salzburg v Sturm Graz match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg will play in this match after a 1-1 Bundesliga tied result against Rapid Vienna.
The only player to score from Red Bull Salzburg was Sékou Koïta (29'). Christoph Knasmüllner (85') was the scorer for Rapid Vienna.
Fixtures with Red Bull Salzburg have often been entertaining ones lately with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 26 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 14 of those being chalked up by Die Bullen.
Looking at their past form shows that Red Bull Salzburg:
- haven't lost in the league to Sturm Graz in their previous 11 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- are undefeated in their previous 9 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against LASK Linz in Bundesliga competition, Sturm Graz will be hoping to turn things around here.
Husein Balić (6') and Johannes Eggestein (91') scored for LASK Linz.
In the course of their six latest matches, Christian Ilzer's Sturm Graz have found the net a total of 10 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 1.67.
Coming into this meeting, Sturm Graz have left without a victory over Red Bull Salzburg in games played away from home for the previous 7 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 14/04/2019 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Sturm Graz. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Red Bull Salzburg have simply been better than them, beating them in 83% of those ties.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 overall at an average of 4 goals per match.
The previous league game between these clubs was Bundesliga match day 31 on 01/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Red Bull Salzburg 5-2 Sturm Graz.
The referee was Felix Ouschan.
Team News: Red Bull Salzburg
Ousmane Diakité (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Patson Daka (Hamstring Injury), Youba Diarra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Antoine Bernede (Tibia Fracture) won’t be available for RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Sturm Graz boss Christian Ilzer has to currently contend with reduced team options. Niklas Geyrhofer (Torn Ankle Ligament), Otar Kiteishvili (Torn muscle bundle), Tobias Koch (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) and Vincent Trummer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
Our thinking is that Red Bull Salzburg will most probably have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the other end, Sturm Graz might well find it a difficult task to break down their defence although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once here, too.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 win for Red Bull Salzburg at the end of this one.
🏟️ 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 (Third round), Champions League (Group A), UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Patson Daka
Typically taking up the Striker position, Patson Daka was born in Zambia. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Liefering in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has got 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 season so far in 5 appearances.