Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool Match Analysis and Prediction

Liverpool will end their Austria training camp with a friendly match against national champions Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday.

While the hosts have already began their new domestic campaign with a 3-0 victory over Austria Vienna, the Reds defeated RB Leipzig 5-0 last time out.

Salzburg have been able to keep hold of a number of their promising chances this summer, but it was a tall order for Matthias Jaissle to keep the whole group together after the continent took notice of their exploits in 2021-22.

After participating in a fourth consecutive league and cup double last season, Salzburg began the defence of their Austrian Cup crown with a 3-0 win over Fugen on July 15 before welcoming Austria Vienna to the Red Bull Arena for round one of the 2022-23 Austria Bundesliga campaign on Friday.

Die Roten Bullen eventually picked up another victory through goals from Benjami Sesko, Noah Okafor and new signing Fernando, but Salzburg’s record in friendlies has left a lot to be desired.

Jaissle’s side have lost their last three exhibition matches to Antwerp,Feyenoord and Ajax, but the experience of taking on the best that Europe has to offer will only benefit Salzburg’s new crop of youtful starlets.

On the other hand, Liverpool only held 1-0 lead at half time against RB Leipzig on Thursday courtesy of Mohamed Salah’s goal, but an exceptional second half from Darwin Nunez saw him get the back of the net four times to round off a 5-0 win for his side.

Following Wednesday’s friendly, the Klopp’s side will take on Manchester City for the Community Sheild on Saturday before hosting Strasbourg at Anfield for their final pre-season match a day later, and the Anfield faithful would stake high to see Nunez replicate his feats in Germay against the Premier League champions.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool head to head

The two teams have previously met on just three occasions in the Champions League and in a friendly, where Liverpool have claimed two victories while they have drawn once. Liverpool have scored eight goals and conceded five in the process.

Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg 02/10/19

Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool 10/12/19

Salzburg 2-2 Liverpool 25/08/20

Red Bull Salzburg latest home form

Salzburg have recently failed to keep a good run of form at home, having won just two of their five most recent matches. They managed to defeat Austria Vienna 3-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 10 goals and conceded eight.

Salzburg 3-1 Olympiakos 02/07/22

Salzburg 1-2 Antwerp 09/07/22

Salzburg 1-2 Feyenoord 09/07/22

Salzburg 2-3 Ajax 19/07/22

Salzburg 3-0 Austria Vienna 22/07/22

Red Bull Salzburg latest away form

Salzburg have recently been on a relatively good run of form on the road, having lost just one of their seven most recent matches. They defeated Fugen 3-0 in their last away game in the Austrian Cup. In their last five matches, they have scored 13 goals and conceded just three.

Austria Klagenfurt 0-6 Salzburg 10/04/22

Austria Vienna 1-2 Salzburg 17/04/22

Sturm Graz 2-1 Salzburg 27/04/22

Rapid Vienna 0-1 Salzburg 15/05/22

Fugen 0-3 Salzburg 15/07/22

Liverpool latest home form

Liverpool have recently been on a good run of form at home, having lost just one of their nine most recent matches. They managed to defeat Crystal Palace 2-0 in their last home game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored eight goals and conceded three.

Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal 27/04/22

Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 07/05/22

Liverpool 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22/05/22

Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid 28/05/22

Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace 15/07/22

Liverpool latest away form

Liverpool have recently been on a good run of form on the road, having lost just one of their five most recent matches. They managed to defeat RB Leipzig 5-0 in their last away game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored nine goals and conceded six.

Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool 10/05/22

Chelsea 0-0(P) Liverpool 14/05/22

Southampton 1-2 Liverpool 17/05/22

Manchester United 4-0 Liverpool 12/07/22

RB Leipzig 0-5 Liverpool 21/07/22

Red Bull Salzburg news

Salzburg’s centre-back Kamil Piatkowski and midfielder Justin Omoregie are both nursing thigh injuries, while Samson Tijani is recovering from a broken leg and Ousmane Diakate nurses a cruciate ligament rupture.

Captain Andreas Ulmer is expected to start from the left-back, while Benjamin Sesko is likely to start up top for this contest.

Liverpool news

Joe Gomez shook off an injury scare to make the bench against Leipzig, but Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alisson Becker are all on the sidelines.

Adrian will continue to act as the last line of defence with Caoimhin Kelleher also absent, while Nunez could come into the side in the attack.

Prediction and Odds

Liverpool will enter the contest full of confidence following their performance against Leipzig last time out, and we expect Klopp’s ruthless crop should claim another victory here.

Salzburg are already in the full flow of their domestic campaign, but we find it difficult back Jaissle’s side to win the match despite home advantage.

Odds: 2.28 2.05 2.10

Probable outcomes

Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool

Salzburg 1-2 Liverpool

Salzburg 0-3 Liverpool

Salzburg 1-3 Liverpool

Salzburg 1-4 Liverpool

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