In group E has two clear favorites, Napoli and Liverpool, who are unlikely to give their tickets to the playoffs of the Champions League. But “Salzburg” and “Genk” will compete for the third place which will give the right to play in the Europa League.
So a personal meeting of these teams is very important and it can be called a battle for 6 points. Between Salzburg and Genk never met.
- The coefficients and forecast
Salzburg was the last season champion of Austria. It gave the right command for the first time in its history to qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League.
Anyway “Salzburg” was last in the group stage of the most prestigious European tournament in the 1994/95 season, when the rules of the Champions League was radically different from the current tournament.
Interestingly, Salzburg currently has a 14 game unbeaten run in the Champions League. The team scored 8 wins and 6 draws. Last season, the Austrians in the Europa League also met with the team from Belgium Brugge.
It was in the 1/8 finals and there Salzburg managed to win the two-legged tie. Austria Salzburg started simply enchanting, by giving 7 wins in a row. They team scored 34 goals.
For comparison, running the second performance of “the’s second substitution” in the asset only 19 goals. In the last round the team defeated the “Hartberg” with the score 7:2.
So that attack from Salzburg is just killer and of course her team will focus in the match against Genk. Will not play in the match injured Pongracic and Walke.
“Genk” for the first time since the 2010/11 season won the League title in Belgium, thanks to this team managed to guarantee himself a direct ticket to the group stage of the Champions League.
And informed it with “Genko” this has never happened.
With the Champions League the Belgians are not very pleasant memories, because in the last 6 matches in this competition Genk failed to win a single victory. They team lost three times and drew three.
This season Genk have managed to win one trophy, winning the super bowl, “Mechelen” with the score 3:0. In the championship, the current champion is not the best way. The team takes 9th place at the end of 7 rounds. In 2 recent matches Genk did not win, losing to “Charleroi” and having drawn with “Brugge”.
It is interesting that in the League “Genk” played a very mediocre and left his goal intact in only 1 match out of 7. Serious losses from Genk no, so the Mazza can count on your combat strength.
The coefficients and forecast
I advise you to put on F1 (-1). Salzburg has a great season and won the championship in 7 matches in a row, scoring an average of over 4 goals per game.
This performance will not have the abyss and in the Champions League, especially since Genk looks far better without showing some quality football. Salzburg is quite able to take advantage of the weakness of the Belgian team and to win it.