FC Blau-Weiss Linz will be hosting away side Grazer AK at Stadion der Stadt Linz in this 2. Liga game on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Blau-Weiss Linz v Grazer AK match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
FC Blau-Weiss Linz
FC Blau-Weiss Linz will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-1 2. Liga triumph over FC Wacker Innsbruck.
In that game, FC Blau-Weiss Linz managed 59% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For FC Blau-Weiss Linz, the goalscorers were Fabio Strauss (45') and Turgay Gemicibaşi (80'). FC Wacker Innsbruck had 3 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Lukas Fridrikas (13') scored for FC Wacker Innsbruck.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that things are going according to plan in the FC Blau-Weiss Linz rearguard. BW Linz have been mean at the back, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six outings standing at 3.
Coming into this clash, FC Blau-Weiss Linz haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Grazer AK come into this encounter following a 1-4 2. Liga win as they beat SKU Amstetten in their previous game.
In that game, Grazer AK managed 43% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Grazer AK, the goals were scored by Petar Zubak (37', 72'), Martin Harrer (39') and Marco Perchtold (52'). SKU Amstetten had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Issiaka Ouédraogo (89') was the scorer for SKU Amstetten.
Grazer AK have attacked well of late, having scored 11 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Gernot Plassnegger will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Grazer AK have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Grazer AK have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The previous league game between these sides was 2. Liga match day 7 on 26/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Grazer AK 3-1 FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
The match was refereed by Alain Sadikovski.
Team News: FC Blau-Weiss Linz
FC Blau-Weiss Linz boss Ronald Brunmayr will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Grazer AK
Grazer AK manager Gernot Plassnegger has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Gerald Nutz (Torn muscle bundle) and Benjamin Rosenberger (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game. Marco Gantschnig cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re of the view that Grazer AK will surely be able to breach the defence of this FC Blau-Weiss Linz lineup, however that realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 victory for FC Blau-Weiss Linz at full-time. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ 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
Regularly used in the Striker position, Fabian Schubert was born in Eisenkappel, Austria. Having played his first senior match for SV Ried in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has struck 22 league goals in the 2. Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.