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Thursday’s Europa League fixture list sees LASK Linz against Liverpool.
View all of the LASK Linz v Liverpool predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
LASK Linz are hoping to win again following the 1-3 Bundesliga victory against Austria Klagenfurt.
In that game, LASK Linz had 44% possession and 7 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For LASK Linz, the goals were scored by Marin Ljubičić (36'), Florian Flecker (40') and Elias Havel (44'). Austria Klagenfurt had 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Solomon Bonnah (56') was the scorer for Austria Klagenfurt.
LASK Linz haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 11 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 4. Nonetheless, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might persist in this upcoming match.
Liverpool head into the clash following on from a 1-3 Premier League win with the eclipse of Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous match.
In that match, Liverpool had 66% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Liverpool, the goals were scored by Cody Gakpo (55') and Andy Robertson (85'). Wolverhampton Wanderers had 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Hee-chan Hwang (7') and Hugo Bueno (91' Own goal) scored for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Liverpool have attacked well leading up to this encounter, scoring 16 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Liverpool have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same games.
Team News: LASK Linz
The LASK Linz boss Thomas Sageder will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game with a completely healthy group ready to go.
In our view, LASK Linz will possibly use a 3-4-3 system for the game, handing starts to Tobias Lawal, Philipp Ziereis, Andres Andrade, Felix Luckeneder, Florian Flecker, Sascha Horvath, Branko Jovicic, Rene Renner, Elias Havel, Robert Zulj and Marin Ljubicic.
Team News: Liverpool
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is only a single fitness problem for the Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp to be concerned with. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
We believe The Reds seem likely to play in a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Caoimhin Kelleher, Stefan Bajcetic, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, K. Tsimikas, Harvey Elliott, Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch, Ben Doak, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz.
For this match, we think that Liverpool will most probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, LASK Linz may well struggle to make a breakthrough but we do fancy them being dangerous at times, too.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 1-3 margin for Liverpool at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Raiffeisen Arena (19,080)
Captain: Robert Žulj
Chairman: Siegmund Gruber
Manager: Thomas Sageder
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Second round), Europa League (Group E), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Robert Žulj
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Robert Žulj was born in Wels, Austria. After making a first senior appearance for SV Ried in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 7 appearances.