Borussia Dortmund – FC Red Bull Salzburg UEFA Europa League
Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund is going through a less good period with 3 consecutive 1-1 result with Atalanta Bergamo in the Europa League and FC Augsburg and RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga in the 25th round of the German Football Championship. This weekend, the Dortmund group drew the Red Bull Arena with RB Leipzig, score 1-1 (Jean-Kévin Augustin 29 – Marco Reus 38).
After 25 rounds of play, the team trained by Peter Stöger ranks third in the standings, with 42 points. The fight for Champions 2-4, 2-4, is very balanced this season, because teams ranked 7th and 8th are chances. For now, Borussia Dortmund has one point ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, ranked fifth, being equal to points with Eintracht Frankfurt, who is in the 4th position. With this he will play in the next round of the Bundesliga, but then will follow the tour of the optimal Europa League with FC Red Bull Salzburg.
“Die Schwarzgelben” played in Group H of the Champions League, where they ranked third, after Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid. So they got to the sixteen Europa League, where they had a lot of emotions with Atalanta Bergamo (3-2 and 1-1). The Germans were lucky to win the draw, because they fell into the finals with the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg, in front of which the favorites start. According to the Fortuna betting house, a German success has a 1.53 share, while a victory for the Austrian has a 5.75.
The hosts have backtracks for the Thursday match, injuring the right-wing defender Erik Durm, midfielder Sebastian Rode, Japanese offensive midfielder Shinji Kagawa, Ukrainian far-right Andriy Yarmolenko and the far-left English Jadon Sancho.
Football Club Red Bull Salzburg
FC Red Bull Salzburg won the match played in the last stage of the Austrian football championship, defeating it with a 1-0 score on SK Rapid Vienna. The only goal scored by Bosnian Valon Berisha in the 73rd minute. In the middle of last week, the Salzburg group played in the quarter-finals of the Austrian Cup, where they beat Austria Klagenfurt with a score of 7-0.
The team coached by Marco Rose has solved the issue of winning the championship in Austria, because after 25 rounds it has 58 points in the standings, 10 points more than the second place, SK Sturm Graz. “Die Roten Bullen” have an excellent season, because they are qualified in the Austrian Cup semifinals as well as in the optimal Europa League, where they will play a double hand against the Germans from Borussia Dortmund.
Austria’s champion played in the second preliminary round of the Champions League with Hibernians Paola, who eliminated it without problems, 3-0 and 3-0, but in the third round could not pass HNK Rijeka, with which he drew twice, 1-1 home and 0-0 away. So he got to the Europa League play-off, where he had fun with Romania’s champion, FC Viitorul, 3-1 and 4-0, qualifying in groups. FC Red Bull Salzburg ranked first in Group I with 12 points, followed by Olympique Marseille 8p, Konyaspor 6p and Vitória Guimarães 5p. A season ago, in Group I of the Europa League, the Austrians ranked third in a group with FC Schalke 04, FK Krasnodar and OGC Nice. In sixteen they eliminated Real Sociedad, with whom they drew 2-2 in the tour of San Sebastián and won 2-1 in return to Salzburg.
Guests do not have injured or suspended players for the match in Dortmund with Borussia.
Prediction of the Day: Borussia Dortmund – FC Red Bull Salzburg over 2.5 goals