Sturm take on the visitors Salzburg in the starting match of new season in Austria. The game will be played in Graz at UPC Arena on Saturday, July 23rd.
Sturm finished on the fifth place in the Tipico Bundesliga with 48 points and 40-40 overall goal difference after 36 matches played. Sturm had quite intensive preseason, playing eight club friendlies with two wins, two draws and four defeats. The team played their round of 64 match in the Cup, eliminating Stadlau, 2-0. As to the home record of the team, Sturm are undefeated in six matches in a row at own stadium with two wins and four draws recorded.
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Salzburg are the leaders of Austrian football. The team won double last season. The league title was clinched with 74 points and 71-33 overall goal difference in 36 matches. Salzburg played five sparring matches this pre-season, taking three wins, one draw and one defeat. On top of that, the team have started their qualifying campaign in Champions League, having already eliminate Liepaja, 2-0, 1-0. The round of 64 match of Austrian Cup ended with 3-1 win over Vorwarts Steyr. The visiting side in on outstanding 19-matches unbeaten run since the middle of February with 15 wins and four draws recorded in all competitions.
Salzburg are unbeaten in their last eight head-to-heads in all competitions, taking five wins and three draws. The visiting side have gained solid conditions with three official matches played this season. They remain the best team in Austria and they should be closer to a victory in the first match of the Bundesliga.
Prediction for the match: Salzburg to win with +0.0 Asian handicap.