Fenerbahce will face a very tough task in Austria as they slug it out with home side, Red Bull Salzburg, for a ticket to the 2013/2014 Champions League.
The Turks had their ban overturned by Uefa after the European football governing body had announced their dismissal from the tournament following allegations on match-fixing in the Turkish League.
For the Red Bulls who are yet to reach the group stage of the Champions League despite been crowned champions of the Austrian League no less than four times since 2005, this will be an avenue to make a bold statement in European football that they possess the qualities that can make them compete with the big boys in Europe.
Despite losing the league title last season, they are amazing with Ladbrokes to secure maximum point against Aykut Kocaman’s side. They are priced at 11/8 (2.36) to do so. The visitors who made the last four of the 2012/2013 seasons are underdogs in this pairing to win at 15/8 (2.86), while the draw is available at 2/1 (3.00).
Their recent win over reigning champions Austria Wien is a testimony that coach Roger Schmidt’s side are on top of their game. Taking that into consideration, there may be some value in odds of ¾ (2.75) for both teams to win either half offered by Ladbrokes.
Though there are no fresh injury worries for the Austrian clubside, coach Schmidt will be missing his Ghanaian import, Isaac Vorsah, Dusan Svento, Valentino Lazaro, Rodnei and Franz Schiemer .
A bet that stands out in this match is under 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.90). For punters looking for more value, they should back the total goal under 3.5 at 3/10 (1.30) which is worth investing in with Ladbrokes.