Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Despite the fact that key attacker Willian Jose misses the first leg with injury, Real Sociedad were on the verge of beating Salzburg at their Estadio Municipal de Anoeta. However, the Red Bulls scored a late equalizer (2-2) in Thursday’s football match and, as a result, they are seen as favourites to win the double-header against the La Liga side. Salzburg aim to defend their “slim lead” in front of home fans and they are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the return leg. The Basques, on the other hand, have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the Red Bulls and we predict that the visitors are going to leave their hearts on the field. Seeing that aforementioned attacker Willian Jose should recover in time to face Salzburg at Red Bull Arena, we are tempted to put our money on the La Liga side.
Highlighted Player (Hee-Chan Hwang):
Hwang Hee-Chan is a product of Pohang Steelers football academy. The Korean attacker, who was born in Chuncheon on January 26, 1996, started his senior career at FC Liefering of Austria and he scored 13 goals in 31 appearances for the club. The 177-cm tall striker currently plays for Red Bull Salzburg and you should bear in mind that he netted 12 goals for the club in the 2016/2017 season. Hwang Hee-Chan won his second Austrian Bundesliga title with Salzburg in the 2016/2017 season, but the Red Bulls eventually failed to make it to the Champions League group stages. The Salzburg footballer made his South Korea debut in a 2-0 win over Canada on November 11, 2016. Hee-Chan played regularly for the Korea national football team in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and he scored one goal in the process. The Koreans eventually booked their place at the showpiece tournament in Russia, meaning that the Salzburg attacker will have a chance to prove his worth on the big stage.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask footballclub from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the Primera Division since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts it’s home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats. Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originaly founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division. Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed it’s name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice. Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.