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Date: Saturday, 16th September 2023
Kick-off: 18:30 UK, 19:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Arena
Salzburg To Win
Over 3.5 Goals
3-1 To Salzburg
The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
Second-placed Sturm Graz host reigning champions and currently Austrian Bundesliga leaders Red Bull Salzburg in this fascinating early season top-of-the-table clash.
Sturm Graz vs Red Bull Salzburg predictions and top betting tips
This top-of-the-table Austrian Bundesliga encounter is a game not to miss this coming weekend. Check out our predictions and top betting tips below.
Full-time result prediction: Red Bull Salzburg to win
In the entire history of the Austrian Bundesliga, just two teams have collected more points than Red Bull Salzburg's total of 2,638 points in just under 1,600 matches. The last time Salzburg fell to defeat in a league match came against Sturm Graz well over one year ago, since that the club has played 36 games, winning a massive 28 of those and drawing the remaining 8. The two most recent encounters between these two sides have seen Salzburg win both of those games.
Total match goals prediction: Over 3.5 Goals
Salzburg have scored eleven goals in their previous four Austrian Bundesliga matches whilst Sturm has scored seven goals from their previous three matches. Both sides certainly know where the goal is and we here at Football Ground Guide expect this game to be full of goals. Red Bull has the firepower from Karim Konate who has scored four goals so far this season whilst hosts Sturm Graz have new signing Szymon Włodarczyk who himself also has four league goals having signed for the club in the summer from Polish side Górnik Zabrze.
Correct score prediction: 3-1 to Red Bull Salzburg
In our third and final prediction, we here at Football Ground Guide have gone with Red Bull Salzburg to walk away from this match with a 3-1 victory. Red Bull has won all six of their league games this season with Sturm dropping just two points in their six games this season so the winner of this can either claim top spot or further cement their place at the top of the table despite that, we see Red Bull as being too strong for their hosts this weekend.
Sturm Graz vs Red Bull Salzburg preview
Sturm Graz preview
Perennial runners-up Sturm Graz currently occupy a regular league position for the club. Since 2018 the club has finished in second spot three times and it's looking likely that the same could happen again this season, albeit we are only six games in as things stand. Sturm opened up their account for this season with four clean sheets in a row beating Austria Vienna, LASK Linz, and Austria Lustenau to nil and then picking up a 0-0 draw against Austria Klagenfurt. Their two most recent results have been a 4-1 win against Blau Weiss Linz and a 2-1 win away against Rheindorf Altach last time out.
Red Bull Salzburg preview
Red Bull Salzburg come into this season looking for their 18th Austrian Bundesliga title win with the first of their currently 17 coming in the 1993/94 season. Currently, with a 100% record this season, the club could not have asked for a better start to the season and will be looking to continue that this coming weekend against second-place Sturm Graz.
FAQs regarding Sturm Graz vs Red Bull Salzburg
Who is the Sturm Graz player to watch? Szymon Wlodarczyk.
Who is the Red Bull Salzburg player to watch? Karim Konate.
What was the last Head to Head result? Red Bull Salzburg won the most recent encounter 2-1.