SALZBURG VS DORTMUND PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Borussia Dortmund was surprised by RB Salzburg last week. In Germany, the Austrians won 1-2, giving them the best papers for a place in the last eight.
RB Salzburg did not win unearned in Dortmund last week. Even before Valon Berisha opened the score shortly after half-time from the penalty spot, there were already chances for Salzburg. And in 90 minutes, Salzburg created more opportunities than it needed to be. At ball loss, the RBS players showed a lot of tactical discipline and duel power. So the victory was surprising, but not undeserved. Trainer Marco Rose was happy, but did not want to cheer too early. “We are only halfway,” Rose said. ‘The goal is to continue a round, not to win a time in your life in Dortmund.’
The man from the Berisha contest was still reticent. “I do not want to party yet. This was only the first step. ” In the competition, Salzburg played the same match last weekend. Against SV Mattersburg, the team did not advance beyond a 2-2 tie. Although it should be noted that Salzburg played with a ten card by a red card from Patrick Faraks, and the necessary base players got rest. They will be kicked out on Thursday so equipped.
Dortmund does not make it easy for itself in the European context this season. In the previous round, Atalanta Bergamo was eliminated by a late goal by Marcel Schmelzer. For Thursday’s game, the scenario is even more difficult for Der BVB. At Atalanta, Dortmund started with a 3-2 victory from the first leg, now with a 1-2 deficit. In the match of last week on Thursday, Dortmund did not really come into play for a moment. Against a defensively solid Salzburg there was no one who had the solutions. The attackers of the yellow blacks need space. If that is not there, then the team of coach Peter Stöger plays roughly.
One of the attackers who withdraws from the malaise is Michy Batshuayi. The striker who came over in the winter break of Chelsea plays a bit more opportunistic than his colleagues. His not-thought-but-shoot setting has already provided Dortmund with the necessary goals. On Sunday he was the saving angel in the home match against Eintracht Frankfurt. By scoring twice as a substitute, whose second goal was far in the injury time, he gave Dortmund an important three point.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.50