Red Bull Salzburg vs Roma predictions and betting tips on February 16, 2023
On February 16, Red Bull Arena (Salzburg) will host the 1/16 final match of the Europa League, in which Red Bull (Salzburg) will compete with Roma. The battle will start at 18:45 CET.
Red Bull Salzburg
The team has been the champion of its country since 2014. Moreover, it gradually grew into a fairly significant force at the European level. In 2018, the Austrian club reached the semi-final of the Europa League, and made its way to the play-offs of the Champions League in the previous season – there, playing at home arena, the team did its best in the match against Bayern. To be frank, it is necessary to find out how the death of the owner and, in fact, the founder, the millionaire Mateschitz, will affect the project. Nowadays, speaking about the elite division of the country, Jaissle’s wards continue to lead in a pretty confident way. The Champions League matches resulted only in the 3rd place, but Milan and Chelsea turned out to be stronger in that quartet. At the same time, they took 4 points in the struggles with weaker Dinamo Zagreb. In Austria, the season actually resumed only in February. And there happened an immediate failure: the favourite flew out of the ÖFB Cup, losing the home battle to Sturm. Then, it beat Lustenau with a devastating 4-0 score.
Nowadays, the club considers the Serie A as a priority. Everything is finally going in favour of “the Wolves” there. Juventus is knocked out of the struggle for the trophy because of tough sanctions, Milan has a severe winter crisis in its game, and Lazio and Atalanta are just unstable. Everything helps “the Giallorossi” to finally finish in the top 4 and come back to the Champions League at the end of this season (this may also explain the shocking failure in the Coppa Italia after the home defeat made by Cremonese). The previous round did not give an opportunity to win the match against Lecce – the game ended in a 1-1 draw with a newcomer, “sending” the team to the 5th place of the standings. On the other hand, Jose Mourinho is unlikely to sacrifice the Europa League. In the autumn, however, the Italian grandee managed to start with a defeat to Ludogorets, and took only 1 point in the confrontation with Betis at the group stage. Nevertheless, the team got, albeit from the 2nd place, into the play-offs.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
This is the first time when Roma plays in a head-to-head match with Salzburg.
Bookmakers believe that there is no favourite in the following battle. We do not expect a spectacle game either – thus, we bet on “total: under 2.5” (odd: 1.83).