You can read our previous round review here: Austrian Bundesliga 2017/18 Round 2 Review
Salzburg enter this home game with low mood following their midweek exit from the Champions League. Their coach Rose will once again rotate his starting formation as he will rest several key players. This shouldn’t really weaken them much as they have strong competition among the squad so even with a reserve team, they should have enough quality to overcome Admira. Given the fact they were once again prevented from getting into the next stage of the Champions League, Salzburg will now want to show how good they really are. Anything less than a home win would be a disappointing result while the -1.25 Asian Handicap is achievable as they have fair chances of producing a comfortable win over underdogs Admira, given their motivation levels. The hosts will be determined to return back to winning ways and hosting Admira at home is good chance to do that. The goals line is fairly set at 2.75 and given the way Salzburg play, they won’t stop attacking if ahead as they’ll look to add more goals. it should be a clear one-sided game though Admira can score on the break too and therefore we recommend a bet on Over 2.75 goals.
Admira are at full strength and Damir Burić has all regular starters at his disposal. There shouldn’t be any changes compared to the previous line-up though they may set up slightly more defensively. The priority will be to keep Salzburg away from their goal while a counter-attacking approach will be taken. On the road against Salzburg, Admira will be treated as giant underdogs. They’ll hope that Salzburg’s midweek involvement and low mood following their European exit will give them some advantage to produce a miracle and avoid defeat. They’ll need to be at their best to gain anything and will need to score at least once here. +1.25 is quite risky especially as they will suffer strongly at the back. Their overall approach should be cautious and counter-attacking though once behind, Burić will demand more risks from this team. On a bad day, they may suffer a very heavy defeat and considering that going over the 2.75 line is possible. They’ll be pushed deep at the back by Salzburg, who will play for the fans so an effective performance will be needed to bounce back from their midweek loss.
Prediction: Over 2.75 goals
Odds: 1.87 at SBOBET