After the first win of this year’s Champions League season, Red Bull Salzburg started the journey to Vorarlberg to SCR Altach with a lot of self-confidence. There, after two league draws in a row, the leader of the table will be back on the road to success and will live up to his role as a favourite.
Matthias Jaissle is back on the winning track in the league.
Successful on the third try Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb was the first win of this year’s Champions League season. With that they are currently greeting from the top of the table in their group and travel with a corresponding amount of self-confidence to the upcoming away game in Altach. After two draws in the Bundesliga against Rapid and LASK (each 1: 1), they will find their way back on the road to success there. In the duel against the table tenth, the team from Matthias Jaissle the clear favourites, but with a view to the upcoming second leg in Zagreb next Tuesday, they will probably not start with the complete first team.
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“It is a certain challenge that the game against Altach takes place between the two Champions League games against Zagreb. But that must not and will not be an excuse. The team has already shown that they always look forward to the next one task,” emphasizes the Salzburg head coach, who will still be without Fernando, Dijon Kameri, Justin Omoregie and Samson Tijani in the game against Miroslav Klose’s team. In addition, the use of captain Andreas Ulmer is questionable due to thigh problems.
Salzburg will not experience any “unwelcome surprises”
Against Altach they have 13 wins from the last 15 Bundesliga games, but they lost their first point last season against Vorarlberg of all places in the 1-1 draw in the first leg of the regular season. On the other hand, the Mozartstadters were able to win their last three league games away from home and each time they did not concede a goal. Looking ahead to the intensive weeks ahead, coach Jaissle will probably start the rotation machine: “It will be important that we get the necessary freshness on the pitch – physically, but also mentally. But we’ll decide that at short notice.”
In particular, the offensive of the series champion has taken a liking to the Altachers in the past. In the last 15 league games, they have always scored against the club from Vorarlberg, scoring a total of 40 goals. That should be successful again this time, if you want to find your way back onto the road to victory after two previous draws. Midfielder Lucas Gourna-Douath underestimates the upcoming opponents, but not: “Of course we want to end the first half of the season on a positive note, meaning with three points. Altach has certainly regained his self-confidence with the win at Ried and will try with all his might to make life difficult for us. We have to be fully focused on this game and not think ahead because we don’t want any unpleasant surprises.”