RB Salzburg Vs Austria Lustenau Betting Tip: Austria Lustenau +2.5 AH – 29 May 2020

Underdog can keep it respectable in Austrian cup showpiece

Red Bull Salzburg Vs Austria Lustenau

Friday, 29 May 2020 – 19:45 Kick-Off
Austrian OFB Cup
Pick: Austria Lustenau +2.5 Asian Handicap
Odds: 8/11
Bookmaker: Unibet
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 25 May 2020)

Preview: Sport has finally been given the green light to resume in Austria, with football recommencing with the Austrian Cup final held in Klagenfurt. Holders RB Salzburg will take on lower league opposition in the shape of Austria Lustenau.

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Red Bull Salzburg Preview – Another final victory a mere formality?

After appearing in the Austrian Cup final in seven of the past eight seasons and winning it six times, it would be accurate to describe Red Bull Salzburg as a club well-versed in this fixture. Factor in how on paper this should be the easiest match-up of them all, coming up against a side from the league below, and it is incredibly difficult envisaging anything other than the reigning cup holders retaining their title.

Salzburg have been the class act in Austria for a while now. Six straight Bundesliga championships emphasising their stranglehold domestically. They romanced us earlier in the season with full-throttle performances in the Champions League, but they’ve since been powerless to prevent several key figures from leaving during the January transfer window. None more high-profile than Erling Braut Haland’s move to Dortmund.

Form ebbed away since exiting the Champions League at the group stage. In league and cup, coach Jesse Marsch has overseen four wins from the last ten (W4 D4 L2), while there was a swift departure from the Europa League for good measure. Furthermore, there is an argument the league – where they trail LASK Linz by six points – is of greater importance, though a win here could prove the catalyst for a turnaround in fortunes.


Both Teams to Score



Austria Lustenau Preview – Underdogs look to Brazilian goal-getter for inspiration?

For a club from the second tier to put themselves within 90 minutes of not only collecting major silverware – it would mark the first trophy in the club’s 106-year existence – but qualification for next season’s Europa League group stage, is an exciting opportunity. Unfortunately for them, something exceptional is required in Klagenfurt if they are to defy logic whilst also overcoming quite substantial odds.

As mentioned, Austria Lustenau ply their trade in the division directly below the Bundesliga, which is Liga 2. And they haven’t exactly excelled in that company so far this season, residing in seventh position after 19 games (W8 D2 L9) having lost more times than they’ve won. Therefore, it requires a big leap of faith expecting them to somehow compete with unquestionably the dominant force in Austrian football.

They have also benefited from a seemingly kind route to the final, encountering only WSG Tirol (10th of 12 teams in Bundesliga) and Wacker Innsbruck (3rd in Liga 2), scraping through in the former on penalties whilst edging out the latter 1-0. What they can boast, however, is a proven, prolific goalscorer in 31-year-old Brazilian striker Ronivaldo, whose seven goals in this season’s competition is a leading figure.



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RB Salzburg Vs Austria Lustenau Betting Advice

From the naked eye, a victory for Austria Lustenau would surely constitute as the biggest shock in Austrian Cup history, certainly in modern times. Salzburg are the defending champions, as well as being six-time winners across the previous eight seasons, up against a team from the league below appearing in only their second ever final, having lost their first back in 2011.


Red Bull Salzburg Vs Austria Lustenau – Key Facts:

  • This is final number eight in the last nine seasons for RB Salzburg, who are bidding to lift the trophy for a sixth time.
  • Meanwhile, Austria Lustenau will be appearing in just a second ever cup final, with the first back in 2011 – also as a second division side – when losing 2-0 to SV Reid.
  • These teams have met once in the past 20 years: a 1-0 victory for RB Salzburg in an earlier round of this tournament in 2018.


However, there wasn’t much at all between them during their most recent encounter – a narrow 1-0 success for Salzburg in this competition in 2018 – in what was the only meeting in the past two decades. That gives us reason to believe the underdogs might be capable of keeping this respectable at the very least, particularly if Salzburg’s performance is anything like those witnessed before football was brought to a halt.

Best Betting Odds for RB Salzburg Vs Austria Lustenau

RB Salzburg – 2/15 (Betway)
Draw – 8/1 (Bet365)
Austria Lustenau – 25/1 (Coral)