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SC Austria Lustenau will be at Merkur-Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga fixture with hosts Sturm Graz.
View all of the Sturm Graz v SC Austria Lustenau predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
Sturm Graz will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 6-0 Europa League defeat in their last game at the hands of Feyenoord.
In that match, Sturm Graz managed 29% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Feyenoord got 12 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (9', 41'), Dávid Hancko (31'), Danilo (34'), Santiago Giménez (66') and Oussama Idrissi (78') scored for Feyenoord.
In their preceding six games, Christian Ilzer's Sturm Graz have hit the back of the net a combined total of 8 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Coming into this clash, Sturm Graz have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
SC Austria Lustenau
Last time out, SC Austria Lustenau drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga match with LASK Linz.
In that match, SC Austria Lustenau had 44% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Austria Lustenau was Lukas Fridrikas (82'). On the other side, LASK Linz had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Keito Nakamura (23') scored for LASK Linz.
The stats don’t lie, and SC Austria Lustenau have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in total. Defensively, SC Austria Lustenau have not been doing too well.
Going into this contest, SC Austria Lustenau are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Team News: Sturm Graz
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Sturm Graz manager Christian Ilzer to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Jakob Jantscher (Calf Problems) is sidelined.
It’s our opinion that die Schwoazn could go for a 4-3-1-2 formation this time and select Joerg Siebenhandl, Jusuf Gazibegovic, David Affengruber, Gregory Wuethrich, David Schnegg, Stefan Hierlaender, Jon Gorenc-Stankovic, Alexander Prass, William Boeving, Manprit Sarkaria and Tomi Horvat.
Team News: SC Austria Lustenau
SC Austria Lustenau manager Markus Mader has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Michael Cheukoua (Unknown Injury) and Daniel Tiefenbach (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We are inclined to think that SC Austria Lustenau seem likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Domenik Schierl, Yadaly Diaby, Matthias Maak, Jean Hugonet, Hakim Guenouche, Pius Grabher, Cem Turkmen, Anderson, Stefano Surdanovic, Bryan Teixera and Lukas Fridrikas.
SC Austria Lustenau will manage to get a goal against this Sturm Graz team, although it probably won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 winning score for Sturm Graz at the end of the match. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur-Arena (16,764)
Captain: Stefan Hierländer
Chairman: Christian Jauk
Manager: Christian Ilzer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Third round), Europa League (Group F)
⭐ Star Man: Emanuel Emegha
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Emanuel Emegha was born in Den Haag, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.