Salzburg will come up against Atletico Madrid in a friendly game scheduled for Wednesday at Red Bull Arena.
The Austrian domestic league has already began and Salzburg recorded their first win, while Atleti have been involved in just one exhibition match so far in the summer, with La Liga’s start set for mid-August.
Atletico Madrid labored to a 1-1 (5-4 on penalties) win against Numancia in their last game.
Manager Diego Simeone will be hoping for relatively smoother sailing when his side take on Salzburg.
Atletico Madrid will play Wolfsburg, Cadiz and Inter Milan after their game against Salzburg. They begin their La Liga title defense with a game against Celta Vigo on 15 August.
RB Salzburg are coming off a convincing 3-1 win over Sturm Graz in their first game of the Austrian Bundesliga.
Only a win for RB Salzburg will suffice if the Austrian champions are to leapfrog Atletico into 2nd spot on Group A’s final match day.
RB Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid predictions:
- RB Salzburg’s group games have averaged a whopping 5.0 goals per 90 minutes this season.
- Only Ferencvaros (16) have conceded more goals in the group stage than RB Salzburg (15) this term.
- Atletico Madrid beat RB Salzburg 3-2 when the teams faced off in the Spanish capital in October.
Salzburg and Atletico Madrid have clashed on two occasions, both of which were won by the Spanish giants.
The last meeting between the two sides took place in December 2020 in the UEFA Champions League, when Diego Simeone’s side inflicted a 2-0 loss upon the Austrian side.
Atletico Madrid are expected to field a relatively young side, which in all likelihood will be in stark contrast to the lineup Matthias Jaissle will start the game with.
Salzburg have the attacking talent and forward-thinking tactical setup to create chances against just about anyone.
Our prediction: Salzburg win @ 2.17