Wolfsburg vs Salzburg Odds & Prediction

Wolfsburg vs Salzburg

Salzburg’s Rasmus Kristensen, center, fights for the ball with Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold during the Champions League group G soccer match between Salzburg and VfL Wolfsburg, at the Salzburg stadium, in Salzburg, Austria, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

It is Wolfsburg vs RB Salzburg vs on Matchday 4 of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, November 2 at 1:45 pm ET
RB Salzburg leads Group G by four points, while Wolfsburg is currently at the bottom
We preview the game, look at the odds, and offer some picks below

Wolfsburg hosts RB Salzburg on Matchday 4 of the 2021-22 Champions League on Tuesday, November 2 at 1:45 pm ET in the Volkswagen Arena. The Austrians currently lead Group G by four points, while Wolfsburg is currently at the bottom.

We list the odds, preview Wolfsburg vs RB Salzburg, and offer below the best picks for this Champions League clash.

Wolfsburg vs RB Salzburg Odds

Matchup
Spread
Moneyline
Total

Wolfsburg vs RB Salzburg
WOL -0.5 (+145) | RBS +0.5 (-165)
WOL +145 | DRAW +275 | RBS +175
Ov 2.5 (-145) | Un 1.5 (+120)

Odds as of October 31 at DraftKings

Kohfeldt Takes Over at Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg is still waiting for its first win in this competition and has endured a difficult couple of weeks that included the sacking of coach Mark van Bommel. The Dutchman was relieved of his duties after a poor start to the season for the Wolves and a run of eight games without a win. His reign in charge lasted just 13 games and he has been replaced by former Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt.

⏱️ 78′ | 🤝#B04WOB | 0-2#VfLWolfsburg 🟢⚪️ pic.twitter.com/AGb2na3fr0

— VfL Wolfsburg EN/US 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) October 30, 2021

One of Kohfeldt’s first tasks will be resurrecting Wolfsburg’s Champions League campaign, which simply has to start with a win here against Salzburg. While an opening day goalless draw away in Lille was regarded as a well-earned point, they were disappointed to only draw with Sevilla in game 2 after leading 1-0 until three minutes from time.

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Must-Win for Wolves

Where it started to really go wrong for van Bommel was when they lost 3-1 away to RB in game 3; the first time an Austrian team had beaten a German team in the Champions League. On a difficult night in Salzburg, the Wolves fell behind as early as three minutes in, when Karim Adeyemi put the hosts ahead, but they initially rallied well when Lukas Nmecha pulled them level just 12 minutes later. It was a struggle for the visitors though as the hosts dominated and two second-half goals from Noah Okafor sealed the points for the Austrians.

1⃣st match, 1⃣st win!

Coach Florian Kohfeldt on today’s victory: #B04WOB | #VfLWolfsburg 🟢⚪️ pic.twitter.com/TJLBHClK7L

— VfL Wolfsburg EN/US 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) October 30, 2021

Kohfeldt will be hoping the so-called new manager bounce has an effect in the UCL as it did at the weekend in the Bundesliga when they won 2-0 away at Leverkusen. He will also look to use the pain of defeat in Salzburg to a positive effect in what is essentially a must-win game.

Wolfsburg vs RB Salzburg vs  Head-to-Head Stats

0-2-1
UCL 2021-22 Record
2-1-0

2
Goals Scored
6

20
Total Attempts
40

4
Goals Conceded
3

78
Passing Accuracy (%)
80

43
Average Possession (%)
51

RB Salzburg March On

The Austrian champions have made a brilliant start to the 2021-22 season, both in Europe and domestically, and are still unbeaten. Even when their squad was badly hit by a speight of injuries they were still able to maintain their good form, showing that there is now considerable depth in Matthias Jaissle’s squad. They currently have a 12-point gap at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga and a 4-point gap at the top of this Champions League group.

Guindo jumping for joy after his goal! #SKNRBS pic.twitter.com/MfwU1pLpyq

— FC Red Bull Salzburg EN (@FCRBS_en) October 27, 2021

While their domestic form is not too much of a surprise given the quality they possess in their squad, no one expected them to take the Champions League by storm as they have. Not only have their results been good, but their style of soccer has been eye-catching too and they have developed a winning mentality that has made them extremely hard to beat.

Jaissle’s Fearless Youngsters

It was the home win against Lille on Matchday 2 that really made the pundits take RB’s challenge seriously and for them to follow it up with a win over the Wolves was the mark of a team more than capable of making it to the knockout phase.

Full-time: We battled our way to a point in a pulsating game! #SVRRBS pic.twitter.com/Q1HNoJawAY

— FC Red Bull Salzburg EN (@FCRBS_en) October 30, 2021

Jaissle has put together a young, energetic, attacking Salzburg team that plays a nerveless brand of soccer and so they will be confident of going to Wolfsburg and making it three UCL wins on the spin.

Wolfsburg vs RB Salzburg Prediction

RB’s win in Austria will have filled them full of belief and confidence, but I do expect the new-manager-effect to produce a better performance level here from the Wolfsburg players. This will be close. But it takes a brave punter to bet against Salzburg right now and at +175 there is value here in the away win.

Pick: RB Salzburg to win (+175) 

Author: wpadmin

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