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The Bundesliga clash at 28 Black Arena on Saturday will see home team Austria Klagenfurt welcome SC Austria Lustenau.
View all of the Austria Klagenfurt v SC Austria Lustenau predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Austria Klagenfurt will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-3 Bundesliga loss in their previous game against LASK Linz.
In that game, Austria Klagenfurt managed 56% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Austria Klagenfurt was Solomon Bonnah (56'). On the other side, LASK Linz had 7 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Marin Ljubičić (36'), Florian Flecker (40') and Elias Havel (44') scored for LASK Linz.
Peter Pacult's Austria Klagenfurt have found the net 9 times in their past six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Taking a look at their past results, Austria Klagenfurt:
- haven't been defeated by SC Austria Lustenau when playing them at home in the previous 4 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
SC Austria Lustenau
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against WSG Swarovski Tirol in Bundesliga competition, SC Austria Lustenau will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, SC Austria Lustenau had 55% possession and 18 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Austria Lustenau was Anthony Schmid (50', 56'). At the other end, WSG Tirol got 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Kofi Schulz (38'), Nik Prelec (42') and Lukas Sulzbacher (62') scored for WSG Swarovski Tirol.
The numbers tell their own story, and SC Austria Lustenau have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 12 goals overall. Defensively, SC Austria Lustenau seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 13/09/2019 tells us that Austria Klagenfurt have won 4 of these games & SC Austria Lustenau 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Bundesliga match day 22 on 19/03/2023 when it ended SC Austria Lustenau 4-2 Austria Klagenfurt.
In that match, SC Austria Lustenau managed 66% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Yadaly Diaby (45'), Michael Cheukoua (91') and Emrehan Gedikli (95').
Austria Klagenfurt got 5 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Till Schumacher (26' Own goal), Andy Irving (34') and Markus Pink (93') scored.
The match was refereed by Sebastian Gishamer.
Team News: Austria Klagenfurt
Bego Kujrakovic (Knee Injury), Iba May (Knee Problems), Jannik Robatsch (Unknown Injury), Nicolas Binder (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Sebastian Soto (Back trouble) won’t be available for Austria Klagenfurt boss Peter Pacult.
It looks as if Austria Klagenfurt could go for a 3-5-2 system, utilising Phillip Menzel, Kosmas Gezos, Thorsten Mahrer, Nicolas Wimmer, Simon Straudi, Andy Irving, Rico Benatelli, Christopher Cvetko, Till Schumacher, Sinan Karweina and Jonas Arweiler.
Team News: SC Austria Lustenau
SC Austria Lustenau manager Markus Mader has multiple availability issues to deal with. Matthias Maak (Back trouble) and Lukas Fridrikas (Unknown Injury) miss out here.
It’s our belief that SC Austria Lustenau could decide to play in a 3-4-1-2 formation, starting the game with Domenik Schierl, Anderson, Leo Matzler, Darijo Grujcic, Yadaly Diaby, Baila Diallo, Pius Grabher, Daniel Tiefenbach, Torben Rhein, Nikolai Baden and Anthony Schmid.
We’ve got the feeling that Austria Klagenfurt will probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
Conversely, SC Austria Lustenau may well struggle to get shooting opportunities although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage, too.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Austria Klagenfurt at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: 28 Black Arena (30,000)
Captain: Thorsten Mahrer
Chairman: Herbert Matschek
Manager: Peter Pacult
Competitions: Bundesliga position 5, ÖFB Cup (Second round)
🔑 Key Player: Sinan Karweina
Generally taking up the Right Wing position, Sinan Karweina was born in Germany. After having played his first senior match for Sportfreunde Lotte in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season to date in 6 appearances.