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The Bundesliga meeting at Wörthersee Stadion on Saturday sees home team Austria Klagenfurt welcome Rapid Vienna.
Our Austria Klagenfurt v Rapid Vienna tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Austria Klagenfurt head into this match following a 1-1 Bundesliga drawn result vs SV Ried.
In that match, Austria Klagenfurt had 59% possession and 17 shots on goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for Austria Klagenfurt was Turgay Gemicibaşi (56'). For their opponents, SV Josko Ried had 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. Seifedin Chabbi (4') was the scorer for SV Ried.
Austria Klagenfurt have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, but they have also done enough to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Austria Klagenfurt have conceded in 5 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend shall be replicated in this match or not.
Coming into this contest, Austria Klagenfurt are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Rapid Vienna will go into the clash following a 5-2 Bundesliga win against WSG Swarovski Tirol in their previous fixture.
In that match, Rapid Vienna had 57% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. For Rapid Vienna, the goals were scored by Ercan Kara (45', 46', 60'), Marco Grüll (78') and Christoph Knasmüllner (93'). On the other side, WSG Swarovski Tirol had 9 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Thomas Sabitzer (37') and Thanos Petsos (82') scored for WSG Swarovski Tirol.
Looking at their form, and Rapid Vienna have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 11 goals in total. Defensively, Rapid Vienna have been far from perfect.
Team News: Austria Klagenfurt
Darijo Pecirep (Thigh Problems), Julian von Haacke (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Alex Timossi Andersson (Groin Strain), Michael Blauensteiner (Adductor problems), Maximiliano Moreira (Ligament Injury), Fabian Miesenböck (Pulled hamstring at the adductors), Benjamin Hadzic (Pubitis) and Kosmas Gkezos (Ankle Injury) won’t be playing for Austria Klagenfurt boss Peter Pacult.
Team News: Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna boss Dietmar Kühbauer has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Marko Dijakovic (Ill), Lukas Sulzbacher (Unknown Injury), Christopher Dibon (Arthroscopie), Lion Schuster (Edema in the knee) and Richard Strebinger (Shoulder Injury) miss out here.
We feel that over the course of the game, Austria Klagenfurt will have their work cut out to put one past this Rapid Vienna team who we think should be able to grind out a win.
Our tip is therefore for a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Rapid Vienna after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wörthersee Stadion (30,000)
Chairman: Herbert Matschek
Manager: Peter Pacult
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Third round)
⭐ Star Man: Markus Pink
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Markus Pink was born in Klagenfurt, Austria. Having made his senior debut playing for in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.