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The 2. Liga match at Merkur-Arena on Saturday will see hosts Grazer AK taking on opponents FC Liefering.
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Grazer AK will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 4-3 2. Liga losing effort in their last game against FC Trenkwalder Admira.
For Grazer AK, the scorers were David Peham (21'), Markus Rusek (45') and Paul Koller (76'). Stephan Zwierschitz (3'), Patrick Schmidt (13', 64') and Angelo Gattermayer (40') scored for FC Trenkwalder Admira.
Matches involving Grazer AK have tended to be absorbing affairs of late with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes, the sum of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of those accredited to Grazer AK.
FC Liefering go into this meeting after a 4-3 2. Liga win as they beat Vorwärts Steyr in their previous match.
In that match, FC Liefering managed 58% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. For FC Liefering, goals were scored by Dijon Kameri (39'), Elias Havel (69', 82') and Marcel Moswitzer (91'). Vorwärts Steyr had 21 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Gerhard Dombaxi (44'), Tolga Günes (56') and Tobias Pellegrini (60') scored for Vorwärts Steyr.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 games involving FC Liefering, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 4.83, with the number of goals averaged by FC Liefering working out to 2.33. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will be maintained here in this game or not.
Coming into this contest, FC Liefering are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes going back to 25/10/2019 shows that Grazer AK have won 0 of these games and FC Liefering 3, with the tally of draws being 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Grazer AK and 13 being from Liefering. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was 2. Liga match day 27 on 29/04/2022 which finished with the scoreline of FC Liefering 1-1 Grazer AK.
On that day, FC Liefering managed 40% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Roko Šimić (36').
At the other end, Grazer AK had 24 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Daniel Kalajdžić (78') scored.
The referee was Alain Sadikovski.
Team News: Grazer AK
Atsushi Zaizen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Philipp Seidl (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Marco Gantschnig (Shoulder Injury) will not be taking part for Grazer AK gaffer Gernot Messner.
Team News: FC Liefering
FC Liefering boss Fabio Ingolitsch has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Oumar Diakité (Fibula Fracture), Justin Omoregie (Hamstring Injury) and Bryan Okoh (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that FC Liefering and Grazer AK should be able to score more than one goal each in what is shaping up to be a fairly even contest.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility but, again, we don’t expect it to end goalless. That’s why we have predicted a high-scoring affair with a 2-2 score at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur-Arena (16,764)
Captain: Marco Perchtold
Chairman: Rene Ziesler
Manager: Gernot Messner
Competitions: 2. Liga position 14, ÖFB Cup (Second round)