Red Bull Salzburg vs Barcelona: prediction, preview, team news / Club friendlies 2021
Barcelona are back in action on Wednesday as they travel to the Red Bull Arena for their pre-season friendly fixture against Red Bull Salzburg.
The Catalan giants have won all three of their summer matches thus far, while Salzburg have started their 2021-22 campaign in style with back-to-back wins.
The Catalan giants claimed a 3-0 victory over Vfb Stuttgart last time out. Meanwhile, Salzburg head into the game off the back of an emphatic 7-1 hammering of SV Reid in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Following an impressive 1-0 win over Spaniards Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg returned to the Austrian Bundesliga where they steamrolled SV Reid in a 7-1 victory.
Salzburg currently sit top of the Austrian Bundesliga table, two points ahead of second-placed Flyeralarm Admira.
Barcelona maintained their perfect pre-season record on Saturday as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over German Bundesliga side Vfb Stuttgart.
Barcelona have now picked up three wins from their three pre-season fixtures, scoring 10 goals and conceding once.
This will be the first ever meeting between the sides, and it is also the first time Barcelona have played a match of any sort in Austria since 1993.
This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides and they will both be aiming to begin their rivalry on a good note.
Barcelona have made a positive start to pre-season and have just one more friendly – against Juventus at Camp Nou next weekend – before beginning their La Liga campaign.
That is due to Salzburg having already started their 2021-22 campaign, doing so in style by scoring 10 goals in their opening two wins.
Barcelona have enjoyed an impressive pre-season run and will aim to extend this fine form to the upcoming La Liga campaign.
They head into the game with a stronger crop of players in their arsenal and we predict they will put that to good use and claim all three points.
Our prediction: Barcelona win @ 1.88