Dortmund vs Salzburg – Europa League: Even if this is not a duel between two giants,
the knockout tie between Borussia Dortmund and RB Salzburg
Might be one of the most interesting ones of this Europa League’s round. Dortmund’s moment of form isn’t the best and the team from Salzburg is far from being a very known team, but with each team’s playing style, they can potentiate that interest and competitiveness reserved to the big matches.
Besides that, pitting together teams from Germany and Austria leaves a derby sensation in the air.
Borussia Dortmund has been fighting to ensure the 2nd place of the Bundesliga. With a lot of competition fighting for the top 4 spots of the league, the main focus of the team isn’t just about qualifying for the Champions League, but, above everything else, by the maintenance of their status as the 2nd best team in Germany, behind Bayern München, who is the almighty powerhouse of German football.
That status, very closely contested this season, is at risk of being lost, since Borussia is on a streak of 3 consecutive draws, one of them in the Europa League, against Atalanta, while the others were in the league, against Augsburg and RB Leipzig.
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Salzburg – Betting Tip and Prediction:
For RB Salzburg, the Austrian league has been a walk in the park that brings little to nothing in terms of competitiveness for this side.
With the success obtained on the UEFA Youth League, and a very consistent workplan on the selection and development of the talents they bring onto the team, the Austrian champions have been selecting UEFA’s main competition as their objective.
Still, that path of affirmation of a team from a secondary country on the Champions League’s ranking is very tough, so their success in the Europa League might give a desired image of consistency.
Real Sociedad’s elimination might contribute to that but overcoming Borussia Dortmund would give the Austrians even more strength.
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