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Austria Vienna will arrive at Raiffeisen Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga tie with home side LASK Linz.
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LASK Linz will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Bundesliga defeat last time out to SV Ried.
In that game, LASK Linz managed 73% possession and 22 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. SV Josko Ried had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Constantin Reiner (17') was the scorer for SV Ried.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that LASK Linz have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that LASK Linz have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 7 goals in the process. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this next game, however.
Their previous form shows that LASK Linz:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Austria Vienna in their previous 11 games. A long run without a loss.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 matches in the league. That's never good.
In their previous fixture, Austria Vienna drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga tie with Rapid Vienna.
In that match, Austria Vienna managed 46% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Austria Vienna was Lukas Mühl (33'). For their opponents, SK Rapid Wien had 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Marco Grüll (47') scored for Rapid Vienna.
The stats don’t lie, and Austria Vienna have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. In defence, Austria Vienna can certainly do much better.
Analysis of their past results shows that Austria Vienna:
- haven't won against LASK Linz in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs going back to 21/04/2019 shows that these fixtures have been disappointments for Austria Vienna. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas LASK Linz have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 67% of those ties.
A total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 14 from LASK Linz and 5 coming from Die Veilchen. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Bundesliga match day 12 on 20/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Austria Vienna 1-1 LASK Linz.
The match was refereed by Christian-Petru Ciochirca.
Team News: LASK Linz
The LASK Linz boss Dominik Thalhammer will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this match thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Austria Vienna
Austria Vienna manager Manfred Schmid has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Marvin Martins (Adductor problems), Dominik Fitz (Ill) and Georg Teigl (Ill) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’ve got the feeling that LASK Linz will most probably score a couple of goals when they line up against Austria Vienna, who won’t find it easy to get a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a controlled 2-0 margin for LASK Linz when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Raiffeisen Arena (6,087)
Chairman: Siegmund Gruber
Manager: Dominik Thalhammer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 8, ÖFB Cup (Second round), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group A)