The 2. Liga tie at Stadion der Stadt Linz on Friday sees home side FC Blau-Weiss Linz play Austria Klagenfurt.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for FC Blau-Weiss Linz v Austria Klagenfurt - as well as the best betting odds.
FC Blau-Weiss Linz
FC Blau-Weiss Linz will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-0 2. Liga triumph vs FC Liefering.
The only scorer from FC Blau-Weiss Linz was Philipp Pomer (70').
Ronald Brunmayr's FC Blau-Weiss Linz have hit the target 8 times in their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 9.
Their past results show that FC Blau-Weiss Linz:
- have left without a victory over Austria Klagenfurt in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Rapid Vienna II in 2. Liga action, Austria Klagenfurt and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only scorer from Austria Klagenfurt was Herbert Paul (42'). Oliver Strunz (6'), Fabian Eggenfellner (19' Own goal), Adrian Hajdari (56') and Dragoljub Savić (70') scored for Rapid Vienna II.
Looking at their form, and Austria Klagenfurt have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 14 goals overall. At the back, Klagenfurt have seen their frailties exposed. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Austria Klagenfurt are without an away win for the past 7 league games.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring the two was 2. Liga match day 1 on 11/09/2020 when it ended Austria Klagenfurt 3-1 FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
The match was refereed by Alain Sadikovski.
Team News: FC Blau-Weiss Linz
Hannes Huber (Kidney problems), Danilo Mitrovic (Heel Bone Injury) and Philipp Malicsek (Knee Problems) are unavailable for BW Linz gaffer Ronald Brunmayr.
Team News: Austria Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt boss Peter Pacult has to choose a team with limited availability. Fabian Miesenböck (Ligament Injury), Darijo Pecirep (Ligament Injury), Julian von Haacke (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Markus Rusek (Torn Ankle Ligament) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In our opinion, Austria Klagenfurt can get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
However, FC Blau-Weiss Linz might well find it difficult to break down their defence although we think that they will probably end up converting at least once as well.
We can therefore see a decent 1-3 victory for Austria Klagenfurt at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
FC Blau-Weiss Linz
Stadium: Stadion der Stadt Linz (21,005)
Captain: Bernhard Janeczek
Chairman: Stefan Reiter
Manager: Ronald Brunmayr
Competitions: 2. Liga position 3
⭐ Star Player: Philipp Pomer
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Philipp Pomer was born in Austria. Having played his first senior match for FC Blau-Weiss Linz in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 4 league goals in this 2. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 8 appearances.