FC Blau-Weiss Linz are the guests at Tivoli Stadion Tirol on Friday for the 2. Liga game with home side Wacker Innsbruck.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Wacker Innsbruck v FC Blau-Weiss Linz are shown on this page including the latest game odds.
FC Wacker Innsbruck
Wacker Innsbruck will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-0 ÖFB Cup success vs Stripfing.
An interesting theme in recent FC Wacker Innsbruck games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their prior six matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser. Historical results aside, time will tell if that pattern will continue on in this upcoming game.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Wacker Innsbruck:
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
FC Blau-Weiss Linz
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Dornbirn in 2. Liga competition, FC Blau-Weiss Linz and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only scorer from FC Blau-Weiss Linz was Fabio Strauss (93'). Christoph Domig (59') and Lukas Fridrikas (90') scored for Dornbirn.
The stats tell the story, and FC Blau-Weiss Linz have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. At the back, BW Linz have been far from perfect.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 21/07/2017 shows that Wacker Innsbruck have won 4 of them & FC Blau-Weiss Linz 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 12 of them from Wacker and 3 being from BW Linz. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Wacker Innsbruck
Markus Wostry (Muscle fiber tear), Rami Tekir (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Lukas Wedl (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Stefan Meusburger (Vertebra injury) won’t be able to feature for Wacker gaffer Daniel Bierofka.
Team News: FC Blau-Weiss Linz
BW Linz boss Ronald Brunmayr has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Danilo Mitrovic (Fractured Jaw), Bernhard Janeczek (Groin Injury) and Philipp Pomer (Ruptured sideband) miss out here.
It’s pretty clear that FC Blau-Weiss Linz will have to play really well to find the back of the net against a Wacker Innsbruck team who will more than likely dominate proceedings.
We can see a 3-0 winning margin for Wacker Innsbruck by the conclusion of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tivoli Stadion Tirol (16,008)
Captain: Lukas Hupfauf
Chairman: Joachim Jamnig
Manager: Daniel Bierofka
Competitions: 2. Liga position 9, ÖFB Cup (Second round)
⭐ Key Player: Atsushi Zaizen
Regularly used in the Centre Midfield position, Atsushi Zaizen was born in Fukuoka, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Wacker Innsbruck II in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the 2. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.