Kick-off: 1755, 04/10/2018
Stadium: Stadion Salzburg
TV: BT Sport
Celtic made a solid start to their Europa League campaign by edging out Rosenborg in Glasgow but now face a tough test when visiting RB Salzburg.
The Austrian outfit reached the semi-finals of this competition last season and clearly mean business again this term after winning 3-2 at RB Leipzig on Matchday 1.
Marco Rose’s side play an open brand of football, so 11/5 for a home win and both teams to score is our first RB Salzburg vs Celtic prediction.
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Salzburg narrowly missed out on a place in the Champions League pool stage when beaten by Red Star on the away goals rule but appear keen to enjoy another good run in this tournament.
Munas Dabbur, Amadou Haidara and Fredrik Gulbrandsen were on target as they prevailed in the Red Bull derby against RB Leipzig in Germany and there is a lot to like about this team.
They were unbeaten when topping a group that also featured Marseille last season, before going on to knock out Real Sociedad, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio.
Salzburg have rattled off nine straight wins in Austria’s top flight, with 24 goals scored in those matches, seven by Israel international Dabbur.
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Celtic left it late before getting the better of Rosenborg at Parkhead, but an 87th-minute strike from Leigh Griffiths proved decisive.
The Hoops have not been as dominant as usual in the SPL this term, although Saturday’s 1-0 success against Aberdeen will have lifted spirits.
Brendan Rodgers said: “We have played a couple of years where it’s been all singing, all dancing, lots of chances and goals and records.
“But at times in football you also have to show resilience and a spirit.
“Until we get back to that, and I believe our movement and creativity is returning on the way back to where we want to be, you have got to win games and find a way to win.”
Celtic had a couple of entertaining encounters with Salzburg four years ago, drawing 2-2 in Austria and then losing 3-1 in Scotland.
We think they can play their part in another good game here, but the hosts still get the nod to prevail 2-1 at 15/2 in our RB Salzburg vs Celtic betting tips.
Last Europa League result:
RB Leipzig 2-3 RB SALZBURG – Munas Dabbur, Amadou Haidara, Fredrik Gulbrandsen
CELTIC 1-0 Rosenborg – Leigh Griffiths
Head-to-head: Celtic 1-3 RB Salzburg, Salzburg 2-2 Celtic
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