Celtic v FC Red Bull Salzburg Betting Preview

Date: November 27, 2014
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Kick-off time: 20:05 BST

The Europa League Group D fixture between Celtic and Salzburg will surely be an exciting encounter considering both teams are vying for the top spot. Salzburg are placed first with 10 points while Celtic in second with 8 points.

Both teams are top of their respective leagues too and have a decent recent record.

Celtic form: W-W-D-W-W

Celtic is top of the league with a great run of form after struggling in the early part of the season. With no loss in the last five games (includes a draw), Celtic have won against Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness, all of them who can be considered as direct rivals.

In Europa league, they are storming ahead with just Salzburg in their way. Celtic looks confident.

FC Red Bull Salzburg form: W-W-W-L-W

The Austrians are sitting top of the league and Group D with a good buffer. Against Celtic, they have to be a bit more careful considering the Scottish team’s home form. Salzburg has a good attacking unit and having defeated Dinamo Zagreb by a huge margin (5-1), Salzburg will be feeling good about them.

Coach Adi Hutter will keep his team motivated enough to get them beyond the finish line.

Key Players

Celtic: Virgil Van Dijk

The defender has been in fine form for the Scots and is attracting interest from teams down south. His on ball skills and positional awareness are his main strength. Possessing a great recovery pace, he can match up with the fastest runners.

FC Red Bull Salzburg: Soriano

The Spanish striker is on a hot streak, 17 goals in 15 matches. He is the traditional poacher in the box, the poor man’s Spanish Falcao if someone describes him. Almost at the end of his prime, Soriano has lots to achieve in the career.

Betting Advice

FC Red Bull Salzburg (2.5 at bet365) should win this match and Celtic will have a tough time handling the Salzburg attackers. Expecting lots of goals in the match though and over 2.5 goals are at 1.6 with BetVictor.