Bookies are pretty sure about Liverpool’s win at Anfield against Salzburg on Wednesday. However, we’ve got a few main doubts that could probably beat the Reds’ optimism. When did the Austrians last lose on a competitive game and who could mean the biggest threat on the scousers? Get the answers from our Liverpool vs Salzburg betting predictions.
Liverpool, last year’s Champions League winners are going to welcome Red Bull Salzburg at Anfield on Wednesday night. While the Reds’ optimism is perfectly understandable, many of them don’t know that the Austrian side is also full of confidence ahead of their clash.
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Liverpool are still one of the strongest sides in Europe
Unsurprisingly, online sportsbook sites in the UK predict an easy win for Liverpool. The Merseyside club’s squad hasn’t really changed since they’ve won the biggest European trophy a few months ago. Their goalie Alisson was voted for the best goalkeeper in the world, Van Dijk has a strong chance to win the Ballon D’or, while Salah and Mane both won the Premier League Golden Boot. This shows that no matter who the opponents are, you just can’t write Liverpool off.
However, while bet365 expects a clear victory from the European champions, we’re unconvinced. Remember what happened in Belgrade a year ago? Exactly. Liverpool must take this game seriously, and we have the same advice for gamblers. If we look at this game as a ‘safe bet’ it’s easy to end up being disappointed. Let’s look at the opportunities instead.
Our Liverpool vs Salzburg betting predictions show youngsters could make an impact on the away side
The fact is Red Bull Salzburg just roundhouse kicked Genk a few weeks ago by scoring no less than six goals in Austria. The showman of the night was arguably Erling Braut Håland by scoring a hattrick. The kid’s still just 19, but it’s already visible what a versatile he can become. He’s such a natural goalscorer, his physical strength is immense, but thanks to his speed he’s a lot more than a target man. A real complete forward.
Håland is not the only youngster with an incredible potential at Salzburg. The 18-year-old Hungarian midfielder, Dominik Szobloszlai is also a fella to pay attention to. A tall, quick playmaker with some incredible vision, long passes, dribbling skills, dangerous long shots and free kicks. Sounds like a dream signing for most European giants – it’s no surprise that Arsenal, Juventus and Dortmund both tried to get his signature this summer. Who knows – maybe Jürgen Klopp will get in this queue if he scores a screamer on Wednesday.
Let’s conclude our Liverpool vs Salzburg betting predictions with a fun fact. The visitors have not lost a competitive football match since April. Their odds are still 10/1 at bet365, while even a draw can be quite profitable for the bravest gamblers (17/4). We definitely believe that there’s a high chance for a surprise here, which makes this one our favourite longshot bet this week.