Undefeated and ranked Salzburg is on the way to the survival of Celtic in the 2018/2019 edition of the Europa League. The teams will face this Thursday, December 13, as part of the schedule of the sixth – last – round of the group stage. The clash will be held at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, starting at 18h (Brasília time).The Austrians lead Group B with 15 points. They have won all five matches and will not leave the top spot. The second place is disputed by Celtic, who have nine points, and Leipizig, who has accumulated six, and will face Rosenborg at the same time in Germany. The Norwegians have not achieved a point so far.
A draw is enough to ensure the passage of the Scots to the second round of the Europa League. However, in the event of a successful combined defeat at Leipzig, the classification would be with the German team owned by Red Bull, who also owns Salzburg. This is because the Germans would take advantage of the direct confrontation, which is the first tiebreaker.The mission can not be considered the most difficult for Celtic. After all, the team has been undefeated for ten matches. There were eight wins and two draws. The most recent addition to the list was the 5-1 defeat at Kilmarnock on Saturday, 8 December, for the 17th round of the Scottish Championship.The victory put the Albverde in the isolated lead of the tournament with 33 points (ten wins, three draws and two losses). They have two points more than the Rangers, who are only a draw, with only one draw with Dundee (1 to 1). Kilmarnock also has 31 points, but played 17 games.To seek the classification in the Europa League, coach Brendan Rogers will have to deal with some bruising problems. They are in the care of the medical department and should not be released for the confrontation this Thursday defenders Kristoffer Ajer, Dedryck Boyata and Marvin Compper; and midfielders Daniel Arzani and Kouassi and Eboue.
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December is reaching its half and Salzburg have not yet lost in the 2018/2019 season. The last defeat of the team remains the 4-0 placed by Austria Vienna in the last match Austrian Championship 2017/2018, on 27 May, when they had already billed the title in advance.From 27 July, when he made a 6-0 draw at the Oedt for the Austrian Cup until 8 December, when he drew 2-2 with Admira for the Austrian Championship, Salzburg had 24 wins and five draws.In that series, he not only secured a place in the Europa League but advanced to the quarter-finals of the Austrian Cup in which he will face Neustadt, and fired in front of the Austrian Bundesliga. Has 45 points (14 wins and three draws). They are 14 more than the Linz, second place.The German coach Marco Rose also has some limitations imposed by injuries to scale the team for the clash with Celtic. They are in the infirmary the defender Kilian Lainer; and midfielders Amadou Haidara, Reinhold Yabo and Jasper van der Werff.
Football Prediction of the Day Celtic vs Salzburg
Salzburg’s 3-1 victory in the first round of the Europa League group stage 2018/2019 was the third encounter involving the teams. The first two were in the 2014/2015 edition of the competition and also happened in the key stage. In Austria, there was a 2-2 draw. In Scotland, the visitors took the lead by scoring 3-1.
With Celtic needing a draw to reach the standings and Salzburg having enough to keep them unbeatable for the season, the prognosis in a game without a winners seems to be the best choice for Thursday’s showdown in Glasgow.
Bet Tips: Celtic wins