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Bundesliga

Blau-Weiss Linz vs Salzburg - Preview and Prediction

Get the latest previews, tips and predictions for the exciting Bundesliga match Blau-Weiss Linz vs Salzburg. Check out our expert analysis and see how the teams will perform.

Prediction


Blau-Weiss Linz

10%

Home

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Salzburg

45%

Away

Performance


Blau-Weiss Linz

31%

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Salzburg

69%

Away

Overview

In an intriguing Bundesliga clash, Blau-Weiss Linz is set to host the league leaders Salzburg at the Hofmann Personal Stadion. With the season well underway, both teams are looking to secure crucial points for their respective campaigns. Blau-Weiss Linz, currently sitting 9th in the table, will be aiming to upset the top-ranked Salzburg and improve their standing. Salzburg, on the other hand, will look to maintain their lead at the summit of the league.

Blau-Weiss Linz

Blau-Weiss Linz has had a mixed bag of results this season. With 18 points from 18 games, they find themselves in the lower half of the table. Their recent form has been inconsistent, as reflected in their last five matches which read DLDLW. The team has struggled to turn draws into wins, with only 4 victories this season alongside 6 draws and 8 losses. A goal difference of -11 suggests that defense might be an area of concern for them.

Their last fixture ended in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against SCR Altach at the CASHPOINT Arena. Despite not securing a win, Blau-Weiss Linz showed resilience by holding their opponents to a stalemate. Interestingly, their recent head-to-head record against Salzburg is surprisingly positive with 2 wins out of 2 encounters. Playing at home could give them an added advantage as they seek to continue this unexpected dominance over their high-flying rivals.

Salzburg

Salzburg enters this match as clear favorites, perched at the top of the league with an impressive tally of 40 points from 18 games. Their form has been strong throughout the season, boasting 12 wins, 4 draws, and just 2 losses. The team's goal difference stands at +24, indicating a potent attack coupled with a solid defensive setup.

Their last game saw them being held to a 1-1 draw by Sturm Graz at the Red Bull Arena. Despite dropping points, Salzburg has been in good form recently, as evidenced by their last five results: DWWWD. However, their past performances against Blau-Weiss Linz have not been favorable, with no wins in their last two meetings. As they travel away from home for this fixture, they will be keen to overturn this record and assert their dominance.

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Statistics


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Salzburg

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8

Total Shots

+41%
19
261

Total Passes

+45%
696

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Games


Blau-Weiss Linz

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Salzburg

2

Wins

0

Draws

0

Wins

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Prediction

The prediction for this match favors Red Bull Salzburg as winners. This is based on their overall season performance and league position which starkly contrasts with that of Blau-Weiss Linz. Despite playing away from home and having a poor recent record against Blau-Weiss Linz, Salzburg's superior quality and consistency throughout the season make them likely victors in this encounter.

However, football often defies expectations and Blau-Weiss Linz's recent head-to-head advantage cannot be overlooked entirely. They will undoubtedly draw confidence from these past successes and aim to leverage their home advantage.

As we approach matchday on Saturday at Hofmann Personal Stadion in Linz, all eyes will be on whether Blau-Weiss Linz can cause an upset or if Salzburg will continue their march towards another league title.