Sturm Graz will host away side Red Bull Salzburg at Merkur-Arena in the Bundesliga match on Sunday.
View all of the Sturm Graz v Red Bull Salzburg predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
Sturm Graz head into this match following on from a 0-0 Bundesliga draw against LASK Linz.
In that match, Sturm Graz had 42% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. On the other side, LASK Linz had 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Christian Ilzer's Sturm Graz have scored 7 times over their preceding six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 7.
Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg will come into the game following a 0-3 ÖFB Cup win vs LASK Linz in their previous game.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Red Bull Salzburg have helped themselves to a tally of 13 goals. Die Bullen have also scored in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have had 5 goals scored by their opponents. That pattern might not be carried forward here, of course.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 10/06/2020 shows us that Sturm Graz have won 2 of these and Red Bull Salzburg 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 28 in all at an average of 4.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Bundesliga match day 1 on 04/04/2021 when the final score was Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 Sturm Graz.
In that match, Red Bull Salzburg had 54% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Patson Daka (3', 5', 11').
At the other end, Sturm Graz got 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Amadou Dante (13') was the scorer.
The referee was Julian Weinberger.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Vincent Trummer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sandro Ingolitsch (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Sturm Graz boss Christian Ilzer.
Team News: Red Bull Salzburg
RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch has multiple availability issues to deal with. Ousmane Diakité (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Albert Vallci (Achilles tendon rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our assessment is that Sturm Graz will manage to breach the defence of this Red Bull Salzburg team, however a single goal is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for Red Bull Salzburg at full-time. Hopefully this is a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur-Arena (16,764)
Captain: Stefan Hierländer
Chairman: Christian Jauk
Manager: Christian Ilzer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3
⭐ Key Player: Ivan Ljubić
Regularly played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Ivan Ljubić was born in Austria. After having made a senior debut playing for SV Horn in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 season so far in 28 appearances.