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Wacker Innsbruck journey to Stadion der Stadt Linz on Monday for the 2. Liga clash with home team FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
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FC Blau-Weiss Linz
FC Blau-Weiss Linz, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-4 2. Liga victory against Dornbirn.
In that match, FC Blau-Weiss Linz managed 47% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For FC Blau-Weiss Linz, the goalscorers were Fabian Schubert (19', 60', 90') and Kristijan Dobras (52'). Dornbirn had 2 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Christoph Domig (90') was the scorer for Dornbirn.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that quality has been evident in the FC Blau-Weiss Linz backline. BW Linz have kept it tight, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous six games standing at 4. We will see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
FC Wacker Innsbruck
Wacker Innsbruck will come into the encounter following a 3-1 2. Liga win with the eclipse of SKU Amstetten in their previous fixture.
In that game, FC Wacker Innsbruck managed 60% possession and 18 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For FC Wacker Innsbruck, the goals were scored by Lukas Fridrikas (20'), Ronivaldo (44') and Alexander Joppich (71'). On the other side, SKU Amstetten got 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. David Peham (24') was the scorer for SKU Amstetten.
The numbers tell their own story, and Wacker Innsbruck have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals in total. Defensively, Wacker have clearly had some problems.
Ahead of this clash, FC Wacker Innsbruck are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes dating back to 12/09/2017 shows that FC Blau-Weiss Linz have won 2 of these and Wacker Innsbruck 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 for BW Linz and 11 created by Wacker. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league meeting between these sides was 2. Liga match day 6 on 23/10/2020 when it finished FC Wacker Innsbruck 0-4 FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
The match was refereed by Thomas Fröhlacher.
Team News: FC Blau-Weiss Linz
FC Blau-Weiss Linz manager Ronald Brunmayr will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Wacker Innsbruck
Wacker manager Daniel Bierofka has multiple availability issues to deal with. Rami Tekir (Torn Muscle Fibre), Anel Hadzic (Unknown Injury), Thomas Kofler (Corona virus), Stefan Meusburger (Vertebra injury), Merchas Doski (Groin Surgery), Darijo Grujcic (Corona virus) and Raphael Gallé (Torn Muscle Fibre) can’t be considered. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Lukas Hupfauf and Alexander Joppich.
Our feeling is that Wacker Innsbruck and FC Blau-Weiss Linz should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. That is why we are leaning toward a very close game with a 1-1 draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ 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
⭐ Key Man: Fabian Schubert
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Fabian Schubert was born in Eisenkappel, Austria. After having made a senior debut playing for SV Ried in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has netted 22 league goals in this 2. Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 19 appearances.