Current leader of the Austrian Bundesliga, Salzburg will play Thursday at 20:00 in the first game with Zalgiris double the Europa League playoff. Certainly Salzburg is the first chance in this meeting and receives from the bookmakers to win a very small share.
Salzburg leads the championship after five rounds, with a distance of a point compared to Grodig second place. The team has not been beaten in the Bundesliga, recording three victories and two draws. Salzburg scored in those five games no less than 16 goals, meaning an average minimum of three goals scored per game. Austrian team was eliminated in the third round of the Champions League, Fenerbahce. First Salzburg drew 1-1 at home after being driven in Turkey but were defeated 3-1 clear.
In the last seven matches played in all competitive Salzburg, both teams have scored. At this confrontation Ilsanker Stefan, Andreas Ulmer, Christian Schwegler and Havard Nielsen are unavailable and will definitely miss the match. The top three were holders in last weekend and will be replaced by other players.
Zalgiris has experienced a fairly long so far in the Europa League, qualified for this stage of the competition which has passed the qualifying round. Zalgiris was required to St.Patricks 2-1 after remizasera 2-2 in the first round. Then in the second team from Lithuania passed Pyunik after a 2-0 home win and a draw 1-1 away. In the previous round of the Europa League, Zalgiris had a very tough double header with Lech Poznan. After winning 1-0 at home they were defeated away to the boundary with the score 1-2 and the goal scored on the ground so because the opposition will play in the playoffs.
Zalgiris lead in the A Lyga this time with a lead of six points ahead of second place. In last weekend, Zalgiris was forced to Dainava Alytus 1-0. In the 20 matches played in the championship Zalgiris scoring 56 times and received only eight goals. Even if teams in Europe are not the same level as in Lithuania, Zalgiris scoring in all three trips so far. Coach guests can rely on this match throughout the lot, with no players injured or suspended.