The two surprising teams Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur will meet in the Champions League semi-final. So, one of the two clubs will make it to the final in Madrid – where it has the chance to win the competition. And would perhaps extend the Champions League curse of Salzburg as well!
Hoping for Barca and Liverpool
For the last time, Chelsea FC played as defending champion in the Champions League in 2012/13 without qualifying through the national league. Since then, there has always been a successor who was allowed to start directly in the group stage. In the next Champions League season, an Austrian club will probably skip the qualification. FC Barcelona and FC Liverpool have already secured their place for the next season. So, if Barca (odds 2.5) or the Reds (3.2) win the cup, FC Red Bull Salzburg will probably be happy about their ticket to Europe’s premier competition. The club has a nine-point advantage in the Tipico Bundesliga with four matches left to play.
Underdogs Can Extend the Salzburg Curse
But maybe Ajax Amsterdam (5.0) or Tottenham Hotspur (5.5) will win the big coup? When Ajax cheers in the end in the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, it comes as a bitter blow for Salzburg. Because the Eredevise doesn’t have a secure Champions League place, so the bulls would definitely have to go into the playoffs. But they seem to be an insurmountable hurdle for the Austrian club. They have already failed eleven times and then had to play in the Europa League. Even if the Premier League has four secure starting places, Tottenham cannot yet expect to qualify again. The current third-placed player has only a four-point advantage over fifth-placed Arsenal FC. Can Salzburg finally qualify directly for the Champions League group stage? The odds are 1.12. Those who believe that the Austrians will not qualify directly can bet on a odds of 5.3. Despite good omens, the Champions League curse is also possible this year for FC Red Bull Salzburg.
Information about the Champions League Qualification
The defending champion is set for the group stage of the next Champions League season. If the place remains unclaimed because the team has already qualified via the national league, there will be a move-up place. This is based on the UEFA five-year ranking. The best placed association that does not have a starting place for the group stage will be awarded the move-up place. For the 2019/20 season, this is the Austrian association.
Note: Odds may change. As per 29 April 2019, 03.00 pm. Online betting offer: https://www.tipico.com/
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