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Sturm Graz vs RB Salzburg Predictions & Tips - Salzburg to start with a win

  • Sturm Graz vs RB Salzburg tips for Friday's Austrian Bundesliga match
  • The match is being played at Merkur-Arena (7.30pm BST)
  • RB Salzburg have won their last 6 matches by 2+ goal margins
  • Salzburg are tipped to cover a -1 handicap and see over 3.5 goals
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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RB Salzburg are tipped to make a winning start to the season (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 22 Jul 2021
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Sturm Graz vs RB Salzburg Predictions


Goals are expected when these two sides meet and over 3.5 is predicted. Salzburg have covered a -1 handicap in their last six matches, and the last three against Sturm Graz, and can do so once again.

  • Sturm Graz have won their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Sturm Graz have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 4 matches (Bundesliga).
  • RB Salzburg have won the last 3 matches against Sturm Graz (all competitions).
  • RB Salzburg have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Sturm Graz (all competitions).
  • RB Salzburg have won their last 6 matches by 2+ goal margins (all competitions).
  • RB Salzburg have seen seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


RB Salzburg won the last three clashes with Sturm Graz by a combined score of 10-2 last season.

Salzburg won their Austrian Cup semi-final 4-0 before recording successive 3-1 victories in the Bundesliga on their way to the title.

Sturm Graz had won the first two meetings last season, winning 3-1 and 2-1.

Sturm Graz Form


Sturm Graz finished in third spot in the Bundesliga last season, 15 points behind champions Salzburg.

Christian Ilzer's side won their final three league games to end the season on a high.

After mixed results in five pre-season friendlies, Sturm recorded a 9-0 win over Stadl Paura in the first round of the Austrian Cup last Saturday.

Sturm Graz Team News


Sturm Graz have bolstered their squad with the signings of defender David Affengruber and midfielders Manprit Sarkaria and Alexander Prass.

Forwards Kevin Friesenbichler and Bekim Balaj have both left on free transfers.

RB Salzburg Form


RB Salzburg sealed the Bundesliga-Cup double last season as they ended the campaign with five straight wins.

That run started with a 3-0 victory over LASK in the cup final before they wrapped up a 15th Bundesliga title with four more victories.

Jesse Marsch has moved to RB Leipzig with Matthias Jaissle taking over as Salzburg coach ahead of the new season.

Jaissle made the perfect start with a 4-1 win over WSC Wels in the Austrian Cup last week.

RB Salzburg Team News


Salzburg have signed defender Kamil Piątkowski from Raków and brought in midfielders Bernardo and Nicolás Capaldo from Brighton and Boca Juniors respectively.

They have sold key forward Patson Daka to Leicester and midfield talent Enoch Mwepu to Brighton in big money deals.

Goalkeeper Cican Stanković, defenders André Ramalho, David Affengruber and Patrick Farkas, and midfielders Majeed Ashimeru, Masaya Okugawa and Peter Pokorný have also departed.

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Verdict

Salzburg have comprehensively beaten Sturm Graz in the last three meetings. They are tipped to cover a -1 handicap and for there to be over 3.5 goals.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @-163.93 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Alternative Total Goals @130.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Megabet: RB Salzburg -1 Handicap @140.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: RB Salzburg 3-1 Correct Score @1000.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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