Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip Both teams to score – 9 December 2020

Drama likely in Group A finale

Mergim Berisha / Salzburg ©imago images / ITAR-TASS December 01, 2020

AustriaSalzburg vs Atletico MadridSpain
9 December 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 4/7 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 8 December


It’s winner takes all in this Group A game as Salzburg host Atletico Madrid knowing that a win would take them through to the knockout stages for the first time in their history.

Bet at Betfred



Salzburg Preview – Are Austrian champions capable of getting the win and making history by reaching the last-16?

After losing three straight games starting with defeat in Madrid then back to back matches against Bayern Munich, Salzburg would have thought their hopes of reaching the knockout stages for the first time were beyond them. Particularly as they managed only a draw at home to Lokomotiv Moscow on match day one. As it is however, and largely down to their opponents tomorrow inability to win games.

Jesse Marsch’s men done the first part of the job by winning in Moscow last week and their fate is in their own hands. A win would see them go above Atletico and finish in second place.


Our betting prediction:
Over 2.5 goals

Bet at William Hill

(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 8 December)
There’s certainly been no shortage of entertainment in Salzburg’s Champions League games and that’s no surprise with their style of play. Their five games to date have seen 25 goals scored and both teams have netted in all of them to date. Somewhat incredibly, 13 of Salzburg’s last 14 games in the competition have had both teams scoring.
Mergim Berisha was the hero in Moscow scoring two of the three goals taking his tally to four goals in the Champions League this season and five goals in his last five matches. So he’s a striker in excellent form.

Atletico Madrid Preview – Will Simeone’s men get the result they need to avoid an embarrassing group stage exit?

It never seems to be straightforward for Atletico Madrid in Europe. Having lost a Champions League final in extra-time and then another on penalties in the last decade, Atleti and their coach Diego Simeone are in danger of missing out on qualifying for the knockout phase of the Champions League for the second time in four seasons. Considering their growth and recent history in this competition, that would be a real failure.

With just one win in their five group games thus far, Atletico only need a draw to reach the next phase and if they do share the points with Salzburg tomorrow then they become the first ever team to qualify for the last-16 with a solitary victory.


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Without doubt Atletico’s biggest frustration so far in this section was taking only two points from their games with Lokomotiv Moscow. Not only was it against the weakest team in the group, but it was also the crucial double-header in the middle of the campaign.

Despite their struggles in Europe so far this season, it’s a complete contrast to their form domestically where they sit on top of La Liga and have won seven in a row.

Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid Betting Advice

This group remains on a real knife-edge with so much potential drama on match day six. Bayern may have dominated it but the real story is around who joins them in qualifying. Only a win will do for Salzburg but that suits their approach to the game which is pretty different to that of their opponents. Atletico are the masters at playing for draws and being unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions will give them confidence they can get the result they need here.


Key Facts – Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip

  • Salzburg’s win in Moscow against Lokomotiv means another victory here would see them into the next phase
  • Atletico could be the first team ever to qualify for the last-16 having only won one game in their group
  • Atleti edged a five-goal thriller when the teams met in Madrid at the end of October


We may not get the five goals we seen in Madrid a few weeks back but it’s still likely to be plenty entertaining due to the way this Salzburg team plays. The record of both teams scoring in their Champions League games is too strong to dismiss and is the selection here.


Best Betting Odds for Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid

Salzburg: to win: 11/5 Betvictor
Draw: 5/2 at Betvictor
Atletico Madrid: 6/5 at Betvictor