The UEFA Champions League play-offs will start on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 with the first half of the season. For many surprising, but highly deserved, the Austrian first division club LASK Linz qualified for the play-offs. In the first round, LASK Linz will welcome Club Brugge in the capital of Upper Austria. Our Bet Tip provides you with analysis of the two teams and provides forecasts for lucrative betting variants. The game starts at 21:00.
Can LASK Linz once again achieve top performance?
League, the LASK Linz can look back with a smile on the last weeks. Not only in the Champions League qualifying it has been really good for the black and white lately. Even in the still young Bundesliga season and in the first game of the ÖFB Cup, the LASK was convincing. All in all, the LASK has been unbeaten in seven competitive matches since the start of the new football year. The last game against WSG Swarovski Tirol ended with a 1-1 draw. The departure of coach Oliver Glasner to VFL Wolfsburg seems to give the team no trouble, quite the opposite. Under the leadership of the new head coach, Valérien Ismael one is unbeaten so far. The squad has also changed a lot. Joao Viktor was taken by Oliver Glasner to VfL Wolfsburg, Samuel Tetteh and Klauss have been committed in his place for the attack. Klauss was able to score in the first leg against FC Basel. He has changed as a loaner from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to Linz. The LASK entered the tournament in round 3 of the Champions League qualification, the opponent in this round was FC Basel. The first leg in Basel was a first test for the LASK, which was mastered with flying colors. The LASK acted concentrated and brought the 0-0 in the half. After the break, the LASK rewarded in minute 51 with the opening goal. After that there were chances on both sides, but the next goal took some time to come. After all, it was Klaus de Mello who gave the LASK a 0-2 lead in the 82nd minute. The first goal came 1-1, 5 minutes later. A good starting position for the second leg was created. In front of a home crowd, the LASK could even gain a step and passed the FC Basel with a very clear 3: 1. Surprisingly, but highly deserved, the LASK is in the play-off. This time, you’re acting as host in Game 1, which increases the pressure a bit. Now the LASK has to submit. It will take a good performance against Club Brugge to be the winner. The mood in the team is good after the successful last weeks, the self-confidence strengthened. We give the LASK a 50-50 chance to take down the threes in the first leg, a draw seems more likely.
Will Brugge reward themselves in Linz with an away goal?
This season’s Club Brugge is similar to that of the LASK. Also the Belgian second of the season and Supercup winner, is unbeaten so far. After 4 completed matchdays in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League lead the table. 3 wins and one draw brought 10 points so far. Club Brugge are also in the third round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying campaign. As the runner-up in the Belgian league, they have developed the chance for the Champions League. The opponent of the Belgians in the first qualifier was Dynamo Kiev. The first leg took place in Bruges. In a hard game in which the referee distributed six yellow cards, it was a penalty that would decide the game in the end. After a foul in the penalty area, it was Hans Vanaken, who scored the penalty in minute 37 for a 1-0 final score. The first goal, a home victory was achieved. The second leg in Kiev did not start according to plan for Club Brugge. Just 5 minutes after kick-off, the Belgians were 1-0 down. The initially redeemable equalizer in minute 38 brought Brugge back into the lead. A constant back and forth, that’s the best way to describe the game. Kiev took the lead three times and Brugge responded with equalizer. At the end of the day a 3: 3 was on the scoreboard read. A show of strength with yellow and even one red card each. The yellow-red for center-forward Percy Tau is not without consequences. He is suspended in the game on Tuesday and will only be able to watch the game as an observer. If you look at the squad of the Belgians, one would expect Club Brugge to be the clear favorite. Head coach Philippe Clement can draw on players whose market value is 5 times the LASK Linz. Despite everything, at least in the first leg favorite role is not clearly distributed. A slight advantage for the Belgians may be to go away first. So one can lurk waiting for an away goal.
Football Prediction of the Day LASK Linz vs Club Brugge KV
There is no favorite in this game. The two have never met before. The hosts are bursting with self-confidence, Brugge had a hard time against Kiev. We tend to draw in the game. For a tip X risk-averse with odds at 3.30 are rewarded. To minimize some risk, a draw no bet bet can be interesting. Here’s our preference for a draw no bet tip 1. Also interesting for us is a bet on both teams meet-yes. The personal tip of the editor: Tip X.
Bet Tips: LASK Linz