LASK Linz v Club Brugge Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th August 2019

Austrians can gain first leg advantage

Champions League Betting

LASK Linz v Club Brugge Betting Tips – Champions League, 20th August 8.00pm

This is an interesting tie with Austrian side Linz aiming to make their debut in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. They had great success in the last round as they thumped FC Basel. Can they do the same to Club Brugge who came through a tough tie in the last round against Dynamo Kyiv? Read our predictions for LASK Linz v Club Brugge.

LASK Linz v Club Brugge Betting Odds*

LASK Linz 13/10
Club Brugge 19/10
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)

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LASK Linz News and Form – Can Linz win their first ever UCL play-off match?

Austrian team Linz are in their first-ever Champions League playoff tie. This is going to be only their fifth game ever in the European Cup/Champions League. In last season’s domestic campaign they finished runners up in the Austrian top flight. Last season they entered European action for the first time since 2000, losing in the third qualifying round of the Europa League against Besiktas, having entered in the previous round.

Linz/Linz HT/FT
3/1

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This is the first time that they have ever met a Belgian side. They came into this season’s UEFA Champions League qualifiers in the third qualifying round stage and banked a superb 5-2 aggregate success over FC Basel. That was a big upset, with Linz winning both legs of the tie.

LASK Linz v Club Brugge Head to Head

This tie is the first meetings between the two clubs

 

Key-Facts – LASK Linz v Club Brugge

  • Austrian side Linz are in their first ever UCL play off tie
  • Club Brugge were in the group stage of last season’s competition
  • Linz are in just their fifth ever Europan Cup/UCL fixture

 

Club Brugge News and Form

In two of the last three seasons of the Champions League, the Belgians have been in the group stage. They have made it to the group stage six times before including last season when they finished third behind Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid. They were then knocked out at the round of 32 in the Europa League by RB Salzburg. In last season’s Belgian top-flight they finished second which gives them another shot at getting back to the Champions League proper.

Club Brugge’s record against Austrian sides is W4 D2 L5 and they are on a three-match winning streak at home against opposition from Austria. So they should look forward to the home leg of this tie. This is just the second time that Club Brugge have appeared in the Champions League playoff, losing their prior appearance against Manchester United.

LASK Linz v Club Brugge Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 19/20
Linz to win outright at 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)

LASK Linz v Club Brugge Predictions

Linz to win: Club Brugge did well to battle past Dynamo Kyiv in the last round but they were far from convincing and stable. Because of that, we are going to take a chance on the home side delivering a win after impressing so much against Basel.


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