Salzburg should see off Celtic in high-scoring group game
Go for goals in Europa League thriller
BT Sport 3, 5.55pm Thursday
The Austrians, domestic champions for the past five years, reached the Europa League semi-finals last season and are talented enough for the Champions League - the problem is Salzburg keep on messing up in the playoffs, this time it was against Red Star Belgrade.
Salzburg saw off Real Sociedad, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio last term and have been victorious in nine of their last 13 home matches in Europe, a statistic which compares favourably with a Celtic side who are still waiting for their first Europa League away win after 12 failed attempts in the group stage.
Celtic have at least scored in each of their last eight on the road in this competition and can play their part but Salzburg have many excellent players who will soon move on to bigger leagues around Europe.
Salzburg & over 2.5 goals
1pt 13-10 general
Key man Amadou Haidara and Andreas Ulmer are doubts, while Patrick Farkes is ruled out.
Centre-back Kristoffer Ajer has been ruled out but Odsonne Edouard declared himself fit.
Salzburg are unbeaten in their last 13 home European matches.
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