Salzburg impressed in their win over Austria Wien on Wednesday night and they’ll just make one change as Gulbrandsen has joined key attacker Soriano on the side-lines which will leave Garcia short on attacking options. However, the team is in good shape and with Hwang coming into the line-up this could actually make them stronger. This is a match they’ll look to win and secure a much needed three points aiming to climb up the table and narrow the gap towards their guests. The plan is to dominate ball and territory before applying consistent pressure to Rheindorf Altach. They’ll face a defensive oriented opponent and will need to be patient if they fail to score early. Motivation should be at a high level here as they’ll face the current league leaders, so the hosts will be desperate to prove their quality. One can expect to see both fullbacks marching down their flanks during the 90 minutes as their involvement will surely give them an advantage in the final third.
This will be probably the toughest visit Altach will face as Salzburg will be treated as favourites here regardless of the current situation in the table. They will travel high on confidence and belief they can get something from this trip but they are aware that they’ll be under huge pressure from the start. Expect them more defensive than usual in this season. Defensively they have impressed as a unit and will look to apply high aggressive challenges in duels. Their ability to shift quickly into an attacking unit is something they’ll try to build on, first goal would be essential here as they are capable of protecting a single goal lead. they had a day more to prepare which isn’t negligible.
Verdict & Prediction
Rheindorf Altach are enjoying exceptional form, undefeated in their last nine matches, winning seven of those. They are sitting alone at the top of the table and will travel to Salzburg full of confidence and belief. They are definitely a team that have strongly exceeded all expectations from the start of the season. Even after their manager departed, they’ve continued with the same success and they don’t have much to lose here at all. A draw would represent great result.
Prediction: Rheindorf Altach +1.5 AH
Odds: 1.96 Dafabet