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Grazer AK will be at Hofmann Personal Stadion on Friday for the 2. Liga clash with home team FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
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FC Blau-Weiss Linz
FC Blau-Weiss Linz enter this game following a 2-2 2. Liga stalemate against FC Juniors OÖ.
In that game, FC Blau-Weiss Linz had 55% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For FC Blau-Weiss Linz, the goalscorers were Stefano Surdanovic (37') and Michael Brandner (61'). At the other end, FC Juniors OÖ had 6 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Dominik Weixelbraun (20') and Marco Sulzner (74') scored for FC Juniors OÖ.
FC Blau-Weiss Linz have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 12 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Coming into this meeting, FC Blau-Weiss Linz are unbeaten in their last 10 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Grazer AK will go into this clash after a 4-0 2. Liga win vs Vorwärts Steyr in their most recent match.
In that match, Grazer AK managed 55% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. For Grazer AK, the goalscorers were David Peham (2'), Marco Gantschnig (23', 85') and Lukas Gabbichler (83'). At the other end, Vorwärts Steyr got 7 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Gernot Plassnegger's Grazer AK have fired home a total of 13 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 5.
Heading into this fixture, Grazer AK have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league clash between the two was 2. Liga match day 22 on 11/04/2021 which ended up with the score at FC Blau-Weiss Linz 5-0 Grazer AK.
That day, FC Blau-Weiss Linz had 52% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Fabio Strauss (2'), Fabian Schubert (29', 64', 67') and Aleksandar Kostić (73').
Grazer AK got 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
The referee was Safak Barmaksiz.
Team News: FC Blau-Weiss Linz
Raphael Dwamena (Bruise) and Simon Pirkl (Ankle Fracture) aren’t available for FC Blau-Weiss Linz manager Ronald Brunmayr.
Team News: Grazer AK
Grazer AK manager Gernot Plassnegger has to choose a team with limited availability. Lukas Graf (Unknown Injury), Martin Harrer (Ankle Injury), Jakob Meierhofer (Unknown Injury), Gerald Nutz (Unknown Injury), Paul Kiedl (Unknown Injury), Dragan Smoljan (Unknown Injury) and Filip Smoljan (Ankle Surgery) will not be playing here.
Our thinking is that Grazer AK have the capability to put a goal past this FC Blau-Weiss Linz side, however that probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 win for FC Blau-Weiss Linz after the 90. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
FC Blau-Weiss Linz
Stadium: Hofmann Personal Stadion (2,000)
Captain: Bernhard Janeczek
Chairman: Stefan Reiter
Manager: Ronald Brunmayr
Competitions: 2. Liga position 8, ÖFB Cup (Second round)
🔑 Star Man: Michael Brandner
Typically taking to the field in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Michael Brandner was born in Austria. Having played his first senior match for FC Liefering in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the 2. Liga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.