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The 2. Liga fixture at Tivoli Stadion Tirol on Friday sees home team Wacker Innsbruck facing opposition in the form of Dornbirn.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Wacker Innsbruck v Dornbirn game - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Wacker Innsbruck
Wacker Innsbruck will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-1 2. Liga losing effort in their last game against FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
In that match, FC Wacker Innsbruck had 41% possession and 3 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for FC Wacker Innsbruck was Lukas Fridrikas (13'). At the other end, FC Blau-Weiss Linz got 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Fabio Strauss (45') and Turgay Gemicibaşi (81') scored for FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
It has been all too rare in recent games where FC Wacker Innsbruck have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Wacker have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Dornbirn will go into this clash following a 2-4 2. Liga win as they beat SV Horn in their last outing.
In that game, Dornbirn had 47% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Dornbirn, the scorers were Lukas Katnik (8', 42', 65') and Egzon Shabani (47'). For their opponents, SV Horn got 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Marco Siverio (37') and Patrik Eler (78') scored for SV Horn.
Showing their appetite for fruitful encounters, we’ve seen goals 26 times in the prior six matches in which Dornbirn have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 4.33 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have managed 16 of this grand total. That trend might not be sustained into this game, of course.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings going back to 25/09/2009 shows that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Dornbirn. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Wacker Innsbruck have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those match-ups.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 18 of them from Wacker and 0 netted by Dornbirn. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league clash between these sides was 2. Liga match day 7 on 26/10/2020 and the score finished Dornbirn 0-1 FC Wacker Innsbruck.
The referee was Christopher Jäger.
Team News: Wacker Innsbruck
Lukas Fridrikas (Concussion), Stefan Meusburger (Vertebra injury), Anel Hadzic (Calf Problems), Raphael Gallé (Torn Muscle Fibre), Thomas Kofler (Corona virus), Rami Tekir (Torn Muscle Fibre), Markus Wostry (Calf Injury), Merchas Doski (Groin Surgery) and Darijo Grujcic (Corona virus) aren’t available for Wacker boss Daniel Bierofka. Sefik Abali will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Dornbirn
Dornbirn boss Markus Mader has some current player fitness concerns. Bekem Bicki (Pubitis) and Mario Jokic (Torn Muscle Fibre) miss out here. Franco Joppi cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our view, Wacker Innsbruck have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the same time, Dornbirn will not find it easy to find the back of the net but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
Our tip is for a comfortable 3-1 victory for Wacker Innsbruck at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tivoli Stadion Tirol (16,008)
Captain: Lukas Hupfauf
Chairman: Joachim Jamnig
Manager: Daniel Bierofka
Competitions: 2. Liga position 5
⭐ Star Player: Atsushi Zaizen
Usually played in the Centre Midfield position, Atsushi Zaizen was born in Fukuoka, Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Wacker Innsbruck II in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has scored 7 league goals in the 2. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 21 appearances.