Thursday’s Europa League schedule features LASK Linz against Antwerp.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for LASK Linz v Antwerp, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
LASK Linz will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga stalemate versus TSV Hartberg.
The only player to score from LASK Linz was Petar Filipović (22'). Felix Luckeneder (53') was the scorer for TSV Hartberg.
LASK Linz have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 16 during that time and have conceded a total of 4. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
In their previous fixture, Antwerp drew 1-1 in the First Division A tie with Oostende.
The only player to score from Antwerp was Lior Refaelov (81'). Anton Tanghe (80') scored for Oostende.
The stats don’t lie, and Antwerp have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 6 goals overall. At the back, The Great Old have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between the two was Europa League match day 3 on 05/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Antwerp 0-1 LASK Linz.
On that day, Antwerp managed 58% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, LASK Linz had 14 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Johannes Eggestein (54') was the scorer.
The referee was Yevhen Aranovskiy.
Team News: LASK Linz
LASK Linz manager Dominik Thalhammer does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Antwerp
Antwerp manager Ivan Leko has multiple availability issues to deal with. Matheus (Calf Injury) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
We’re of the view that LASK Linz should really create the chances to score more than once against Antwerp, who won’t find it easy scoring.
We’re tipping a decent 2-0 win for LASK Linz after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Raiffeisen Arena (6,009)
Captain: Gernot Trauner
Chairman: Siegmund Gruber
Manager: Dominik Thalhammer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Third round), Europa League (Group J), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Lukas Grgić
Mostly played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Lukas Grgić was born in Austria. Having made a first senior appearance for LASK Linz in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.