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LASK Linz head to Merkur-Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga fixture with hosts Sturm Graz.
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Sturm Graz fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 Bundesliga success over SV Ried.
For Sturm Graz, the goals were scored by Stefan Hierländer (9') and Ivan Ljubić (78').
Their more recent scorelines reveal that much respect should be given to the Sturm Graz rearguard. die Schwoazn have been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past six matches standing at 3.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sturm Graz:
- have not emerged victorious against LASK Linz in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
LASK Linz will go into the match after a 4-3 Europa League win versus Ludogorets Razgrad in their last match.
In that game, LASK Linz managed 41% possession and 22 shots on goal with 7 on target. For LASK Linz, the goals were scored by Husein Balić (2'), Andreas Gruber (12') and Marko Raguž (35'). Ludogorets Razgrad got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Elvis Manu (15', 67', 74') and Olivier Verdon (56' Own goal) scored for Ludogorets Razgrad.
Proving their appetite for high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 25 times in the last six games in which LASK Linz have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 4.17 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 10 of this grand total. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, however.
Taking a look at their past results, LASK Linz:
- are undefeated by Sturm Graz when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. An impressive run.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 28/04/2019 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Sturm Graz. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins at all whereas LASK Linz have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 of them for die Schwoazn and 16 belonging to LASK Linz. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league clash between these clubs was Bundesliga match day 28 on 21/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Sturm Graz 0-2 LASK Linz.
The referee was Julian Weinberger.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Tobias Koch (Pulled hamstring at the adductors), Vincent Trummer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Niklas Geyrhofer (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Otar Kiteishvili (Torn muscle bundle) won’t be available for Sturm Graz gaffer Christian Ilzer.
Team News: LASK Linz
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, LASK Linz boss Dominik Thalhammer has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
In our opinion, Sturm Graz might need a bit of good fortune to see themselves scoring against this LASK Linz lineup who we think should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for LASK Linz at the end of the 90.
Hoping for a good game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur-Arena (16,764)
Captain: Stefan Hierländer
Chairman: Christian Jauk
Manager: Christian Ilzer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 4, ÖFB Cup (Second round)
⭐ Key Player: Ivan Ljubić
Mostly used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Ivan Ljubić was born in Austria. After making a first senior appearance for SV Horn in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 5 appearances.