The Bundesliga match at NV Arena on Sunday will see home side SKN St. Pölten go into battle with opponents Austria Vienna.
Our SKN St. Pölten v Austria Vienna predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
SKN St. Pölten
SKN St. Pölten will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Bundesliga success over WSG Swarovski Tirol.
The only scorer from SKN St. Pölten was Kofi Schulz (73').
It’s not been often in recent games that SKN St. Pölten haven’t conceded. The reality is that St. Pölten have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Their past results show that SKN St. Pölten:
- are unbeaten in the league by Austria Vienna in their last 5 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Austria Vienna come into this encounter after a 5-1 Bundesliga win against Cashpoint SCR Altach in their last game.
For Austria Vienna, the goalscorers were Dominik Fitz (46', 56'), Christoph Schößwendter (68') and Manprit Sarkaria (72', 75'). Chinedu Obasi (25') was the scorer for Cashpoint SCR Altach.
Illustrating their bias toward eventful matches, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the last six games in which Austria Vienna have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.5 goals each clash. Opposition teams have got 9 of those goals. We will just have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Austria Vienna:
- have not won against SKN St. Pölten in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- remain unbeaten by SKN St. Pölten in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. An impressive run.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 28/04/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with SKN St. Pölten winning 1 of those games, Austria Vienna 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 from St. Pölten and 8 coming from Die Veilchen. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Bundesliga match day 8 on 22/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Austria Vienna 1-1 SKN St. Pölten.
The match was refereed by Alexander Harkam.
Team News: SKN St. Pölten
Manuel Maranda (Adductor problems) and Reza Asadi (Metatarsal Fracture) won’t be available for St. Pölten boss Robert Ibertsberger. Daniel Luxbacher is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Austria Vienna
Austria Wien manager Peter Stöger has to currently contend with reduced team options. Markus Suttner (Sideband tear in the knee), Csaba Mester (Meniscal Injury), Erik Palmer-Brown (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Andreas Poulsen (Torn Muscle Fibre) can’t be considered.
We feel that in this game, SKN St. Pölten are capable enough to put a goal past this Austria Vienna lineup, but one goal isn’t likely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Austria Vienna after the 90. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
SKN St. Pölten
Stadium: NV Arena (8,012)
Captain: Christoph Riegler
Chairman: Helmut Schwarzl
Manager: Robert Ibertsberger
Competitions: Bundesliga position 8
⭐ Key Man: Alexander Schmidt
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Alexander Schmidt was born in Austria. Having played his first senior match for FC Liefering in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has hit 10 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 16 appearances.