The UEFA Champions League group stage is back in and it only means that the intense battle of the champions returns. The Austrian giants RB Salzburg will take the battle at home as they host the Italian titans Napoli in an extreme clash coming this week. These teams are equally strong sides in their respective domestic leagues and playing in one field will be very exciting. Support the winning team in this match and get rewarded with them here at 12BET Sportsbook. Sign up now to earn more than you venture!
RB Salzburg (Home)
Despite the defeat on the road the last time, the home team displayed a stellar performance when they gave the reigning champions Liverpool a hard time to dig for that 4-3 victory. They currently sit on the 3rd spot of the group table with 3 points from a big win against Genk 6-2 in their opening match, scored 7 goals in 2 matches that make them the top scorer of the group. Their very own wonderboy Erling Braut Haland scored 4 of these goals. Back at their domestic league, Jesse Marsch’s men remain the top team with 29 points from being unbeaten in 11 matches, won 9 and drawn 2 with a stunning 47 goals in 11 games so far. Their loss to Liverpool was the only loss they have recorded in their last 5 matches across all competitions, won 3 and drawn 1, and also the only loss in their last 5 Champions League matches, won 2 and drawn 2. The Austrian giants are undefeated at home since losing a friendly match against Real Madrid 0-1 in July 2018 and have recorded a winning streak of 7 home games after, while they have not lost a competitive fixture on home soil since 2016.
The visitors and the current leaders of Group E with 4 were held by Genk in a goalless draw last time. The Italian heavyweight gave the reigning champions Liverpool a tough start and broke their unbeaten streak across all competitions when they thrashed them in the opening match against at home 2-0. They are currently unbeaten in 4 games across all competitions and have kept clean sheets in each of the last 3 since losing to Cagliari at home 0-1, while on road they have recorded 2 wins, a back-to-back goalless draws and 1 loss to their all-time rival Juventus 4-3 in their last 5 away matches across all competitions. Carlo Ancelotti’s men sit on the 4th spot of the Serie A table with 16 points from winning 5 of their 8 games so far, loss to 2 and drawn 1. They will enter this match with a major injury crisis, playing without a couple of defenders like centre-back Nikola Maksimovic, right-back Elseid Hysaj and left-back Mario Rui all sidelined due to injury. Forward Hirving Lozano is also in doubt due to ankle problem.
In the last ten years, these teams have played twice where both of them won 1 game each.
RB Salzburg 3 – 1 Napoli
RB Salzburg 2.62 – Draw 3.60 – Napoli 2.49
FT.HDP – RB Salzburg: 0
Date and Time:
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:00 AM (GMT+8)
Red Bull Arena, Salzburg
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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